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Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Last Baby Turns One

We have a tradition in this family. On your first birthday, you get to go to Disney World for your party. Since we used to live in Florida it wasn't that huge of a production (lie it totally was) but since our baby girl was turning one, we saw no reason she shouldn't get what everyone else did.
So we gave her a Minnie Mouse to love for the trip and headed south.

Her first ride ever was THE PEOPLE MOVER in FUTURE WORLD at Magic Kingdom which she loved. It has been long enough since we lived in Florida that almost everything we did was new to everyone, or at least the oldest boy didn't quite remember everything accurately.
He kept swearing that they'd changed things.
The littler boys loved it although they mostly weren't sure what we were doing a lot of the time. They were excited and with so much to see, they were pretty exhausted at the end of every day.

As we did stuff like the Jungle Cruise (above - we're going under the waterfall which the boys loved) I would get teary eyed.
It was a weird combination of joy and melancholy. I cry a lot since I had kids. Watching their joy over the silliest things gets to me. Watching how things are new and amazing, even when I've seen them like 50 times - is also pretty breathtaking. It's like seeing things for the first time, when I experience them with my children.
My baby is one. Where did the year go?


Laura said...

I love, love, love everything about this post. Especially the pictures. I remember when we all met up at Disney when the kids were little, and now I wonder where the time has gone. You have little men now. Sigh. I miss you guys so much!