We had always promised Anna we would take her to Disney before she was 9 years old, but it has just never worked out. Jonathan and I decided to plan a surprise birthday trip (arriving 2 days before her 9th birthday) and we really wanted to wait and tell the kids the morning we left. Yeah right.
On Sunday afternoon, Anna was trying on her princess dresses and I asked her if she was upset since I had broken a promise to her about Disney. She said "yeah, kind of" and I proceeded to tell her that we just couldn't afford it. Jonathan spoke up and said, "well, maybe we can" and then I said, "yes, I guess we can since we booked it for your birthday!" She burst into tears which made Jonathan and I both cry. The boys just sat there trying to figure out what in the world was going on. First, she called JuJu and Papa Eddie and was delighted to hear that they are going too! The next phone call was to Mrs. Vickie who knows everything about Disney and loves to help others plan their vacations (thanks Vickie!) I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped this pic of her telling Vickie that we were going.
I can't wait to see their faces when they see the castle at Magic Kingdom!