The Weekly Peanut, Issue 218
It's been a heck of a week. We kicked it off at Maddie's grandparents' house, decorating easter cookies. It was a mess, but pretty darn fun.
D's school was closed for Good Friday. Neither of our jobs were. This time, Ian took D with her out to Playalinda. She got to watch her fill of Power Rangers and even got some pizza for lunch.
We loved spending our Easter at Magic Kingdom last year. We had plans with family for the day of this year, but fortunately for us, MK kicks the party off early.
D had some Easter eggs to pass around some Easter cheer. D loves giving presents. This was our first time being at MK since they moved security away from the front of the park, and it's SO MUCH BETTER. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND THIS IMPROVEMENT!!
Our first stop was to go see Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. D has never met them. The line was not short, but D was impressively patient. We even got to watch the Trolley Show while we were in line.
As we were walking away, we saw some friends hanging out on top of the train station.
D wandered over to the barn with her friends and met a different trolley horse, handing out eggs all around.
It was around this time that April the Giraffe was finally giving birth. D couldn't stop herself from showing everybody the baby.
We'd anticipated massive Easter crowds (per the norm), however they were nowhere to be seen. Perhaps we had the Star Wars Celebration to thank for that. So we rode Buzz Lightyear with a Fastpass. Took a stroll over to Storybook Circus for the first time in ages. We had a few minutes to kill before meeting up with some friends, so we took a trip to Pete's Silly Sideshow. Ian and I could not remember the last time we'd all been in there, and this trip was so darn special.
Goofy had D's sassy little number right off the bat. D was giggling and sort of flopping all over the place, and then this happened...
Goofy was a hard act to follow, but Donald has never struggled to get kisses from my kid.
Took a ride with some friends on The Barnstormer.
Headed over to Frontierland to reunite the kiddo with her favorite chipmunks. Honestly, it's always the silliest time with those two.
Dale stole her bunny ears almost immediately, and it only got sillier from there. D lived for every moment of it. We made our way to the front of the park to see the special Easter pre-parade. D stepped into the Harmony Barbershop to get her first ever official pixie-dusting.
In case you're wondering, her scalp still has that glitter embedded. The Easter pre-parade was absolutely adorable.
All the bunnies were super excited to see Daphne's bunny ears.
We got to cheer on all our faves for Festival of Fantasy, too.
What a HAPPY Easter, eh? Happy! Get it?
Ian had to work, so we made our exit. D and I made a quick trip to the grocery store so we could whip up a dish to take to Easter the following day.
We headed up to Rock and Brews to meet up with Ian at his work event and grab some dinner. We sat outside, and D played with all the dogs.
Easter Sunday. Bright and early.
Yes. D loves tic tacs. We took the drive out to Brooksville. Sheer coincidence, D and her cousin, Aria, wore almost perfectly matched outfits. Right down to the flowers in their hair.
The girls had an egg hunt.
We also took a trip over to Ian's Mother's home. Daphne was inspired to stage one of her impromptu showtunes.
On the drive home, D was mostly quiet in the backseat, playing Minnie's home make-over on her ipad. About 30 minutes from home, I heard giggling. "MOMMY! MOMMY LOOK AT DIS!"
Love this silly little girl.