Abby twirling for Cinderella
Wow! After 2 weeks of being away, I was ready to get back to Texas! We started our vacation heading to Mississippi. My parents were so excited to see us! The next morning, Abby spent the day with my mom and dad while I traveled to Hattiesburg for the day. My friend Robin had a Sip N See for her new baby girl, Ava! It was great visiting with all of my college friends and seeing Robin! Robin was my college roommate and my Maid of Honor in my wedding! I am so glad I got a chance to visit with and meet baby AVA! After the shower, I headed back home and the next day was the RODEO! The Rodeo is a tradition in my family! We had had the same FRONT ROW seats every since I was a little girl! Abby loved seeing all the horses and was so excited every time they came out of the shute.. I think that is how you spell it. She even got to ride a pony! We also visited with friends and Abby met a new friend named Emma Beckwith! Cindy, thank you for having us over for a playdate! My parents kept Abby pretty busy all week! With playing at Gattitown, shopping, feeding the chickens, playing with Trigger the dog, and staying up extra late, we were pretty worn out.. but... DISNEY was just a few days away! Abby and I said goodbye to my parents and hopped on a plane to Orlando! We were both missing daddy! Stephen was already in Orlando for a business trip! I did pretty good traveling by myself with Abby, stroller, 3 carry ons and 3 big suitcases, getting the luggage off the Baggage Claim, catching a cab, checking in the hotel, etc.. all by myself!
We arrived in Orlando and went straight to our hotel, THE PORTOFINO, which was located on the UNIVERSAL STUDIOS grounds. Stephen's convention was held nearby so we stayed here instead of Disney! I tackled Universal Studios by myself the first 2 days while Stephen was working! We rode ET ( which scared her to death), played with Scooby Doo and Friends, Shrek, when to WhooVILLE, but best of all, Abby got to see BARNEY! WOW... she was in Heaven! After 2 days of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the City Walk, we moved over to our new hotel near Magic Kingdom for a few days of Disney! Thanks goodness Stephen was with me this time! It was pretty tough carrying a 2 year old around everywhere alone!! Magic Kingdom was the highlight of our trip! All Abby cared about doing was meeting Cinderella! We had 2 scheduled dinners with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Wicked Stepmother and her 2 step sisters! This was so much fun! Abby was in heaven!!! I think she dreamed of Cinderella the entire time we were at Disney. We met almost all of the characters, but Abby was not to thrilled about them getting close enough to snap a picture, so the majority of our pics are with Cinderella! The highlight was eating with her at the Castle! We got to go upstairs at the castle for the ROYAL BALL! I have video of Abby and Cinderella dancing, hugging, twirling, etc! She loved the rides, especially Peter Pan's Flight, Pooh Bear's Adventure and It's a Small world.. I think we rode those 3 rides MANY times!!! I had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go again!! Enjoy a few of our pics!!!