Cinnawella's Cassle

Seven months ago we put down a deposit on a trip to Walt Disney World.
Asa was still wearing 3-6 month clothes and couldn’t even roll over.
Lydia was still wearing diapers, and said “Cinnawella”.
Carter still took naps and could barely write his name.

Today?  Well, things are very different around here.
Asa is wearing 12 month clothes, and can (army)crawl faster than I can run.
Lydia is potty trained(with an occasional accident), and says “Cinderella” with perfect diction(and lots of southern drawl).
Carter busts out full sentences (written on every spare piece of paper in the house), like the one today:  “God ♥s me”.   With the heart and the s and everything.

For 10 days now, we’ve been doing a countdown.
___days until we leave for Disney.
They are excited.
I am excited.

I was typing out our itinerary(yes, you read that right, and no, I will not accept snarky comments about this), and making sure I had all our dinner reservation confirmation numbers in order.  The show times listed, so we make sure we see what we most want to see.  The locations for the character greetings.  All noted.  I’m looking at a weather report now, trying to plan out our wardrobe.  (I know, I know…I’m a dork.  But this is part of the fun for me!)

As I was getting all this together today, guess what I saw taunting me from the small little corner of the page?

We also recommend: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

One click and I was head over heels in lurve.  I’ve never been to Disney at Christmas before.  And man, oh man…I can’t wait!

A Christmas parade with “real, live” toy soldiers and animated gingerbread cookies.

Cookies & hot cocoa(mind you, it’s supposed to be well into the 70s).

Pixie dust on the castle made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lights(which I found out today they start putting on in July so that they have time to get all of them up!)


Christmas carols.  (And I die a little inside from excitement!)

And SNOW!!!   (I know it’s not real, but dooood…I’m from Georgia.  It doesn’t take much.)

10 Responses to Cinnawella's Cassle
  1. aleasha
    November 17, 2009 | 8:16 am

    I’m jealous! Totally and completely!!!!

  2. AmazingGreis
    November 17, 2009 | 8:32 am

    I love Disney. I’m totally jealous! Have a FABULOUS time. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

  3. monica
    November 17, 2009 | 8:33 am

    you are going to only want disney at christmastime from now on. if there’s anything more amazing than disney magic, it’s disney christmas magic. i am oh so jealous.

  4. April
    November 17, 2009 | 8:49 am

    I can’t wait to take Abi & Drew. We opted to wait until the week of Thanksgiving next year when Drew is a little bigger to enjoy it too, but you already have me excited. And I’d love a copy of your itinerary…I’m a nerd like that too. I could save it as a template for planning our trip.

  5. Issa
    November 17, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    Cinnawella? Sigh. I love that. I remember when Beauty and the beast was Belle and the bweat.

    You guys will LOVE it. The kids will have a blast.

  6. Mama
    November 17, 2009 | 7:28 pm

    I can hardly wait. Thank you for all your planning.That makes it so easy for me! I LOVE YOU!

  7. Liz Sanders
    November 17, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    I love that you did an itinerary. It makes me feel less like an over the top control freak, because I did one too and had a binder with it placed in little folders for each day. We had the reservations on little note cards for our wallets.

    You will be amazed at how much you can get done with 3 kids and how much you can get done during the Christmas party as well. I just know you are going to have a great time.

  8. Donyale
    November 17, 2009 | 11:06 pm

    Sounds like so much fun!! I know y’all are going to have such a good time. Say “Hi” to Pluto for me!

  9. punkinmama
    November 19, 2009 | 12:17 am

    You are going to have SO much fun! We had a blast at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party a year ago. I would LOVE to go to the Christmas party!! Can not wait to see all your pictures!

  10. Michele
    November 19, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    Sounds so awesome. I think your family will have an incredible trip. Enjoy!
    xoxo, Michele in Staten Island, NY
    PS – Your organizational skills put me to shame. I agree, the planning part is the fun part for me too!