Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
The next couple of Ordinary Moments will be anything but ordinary for us but they are the sort of thing I love to share in this space each week.
We spent the last couple of weeks in Florida and as you read this we are probably on a plane home – or at least enjoying the last couple of hours of Disney magic. But, whilst we’ve been away we have celebrated a very special event – LP’s seventh birthday in the land where dreams really do come true.
When we booked our holiday to Florida we didn’t even think about LP’s birthday. Florida was meant to be quieter at the end of August so we decided to go then. It was only later that we started to plan how we’d celebrate LP’s birthday in a completely different country, thousands of miles from home.
So when her birthday came around we’d packed little gifts for her, ones that would fit easily in the suitcases. At her request we went to the Magic Kingdom on her birthday but we played down the fact we’d planned to go the Magic Kingdom all along, booking her a very special surprise.
We spent the day going on rides and meeting princesses – working our way through meeting Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle and Tinkerbell before arriving at Cinderella’s Royal Table where we’d booked a very special lunch.
We had three beautifully presented courses whilst princesses came to our table – Snow White, Rapunzel, Jasmine and Ariel – complete with legs! We also met Cinderella before being seated at our table – the one princess LP really wanted to meet on her birthday.
As we ate lunch the rain started outside – and didn’t stop. So after lunch we went in shops before meeting the big man himself – Mickey Mouse – and heading back to our villa for a swim in the rain.
LP had such a lovely birthday, full of princesses and Disney. Everyone who saw her wished her a happy birthday. People in the Disney parades stopped to say happy birthday and she even had a candle in her cupcake at lunch, with the whole room singing her happy birthday too.
Seven was quite a birthday for LP. I’m not sure how we will ever give her a better birthday but it’s definitely one birthday we will always remember. LP’s Disney birthday, one that made us realise a dream really is a wish your heart makes.
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