Three years ago, Elsie’s birthmother gave us the greatest gift! We cannot imagine our lives without this goofy, sweet, yet fiercely independent little girl. We marvel at the true miracle of adoption.
5 things WE LOVE about Elsie:
SHE SINGS at the top of her lungs (even when she doesn’t know the words).
She gives big BEAR HUGS.
She loves to HOLD HANDS with her friends.
She is always up for building a “SPOOkY TUNNEL” (blanket fort).
She loves to SNUGGLE UP with a good book.
Elsie will make THE BEST big sister! She regularly talks about her future baby brother or sister, and how she just can’t wait to snuggle and play together!
Our first night is always spent at an interactive dinner. For the last few years, we have enjoyed the Hoop De Doo Revue. The show is set in the Wild West (boots, braids and country cookin’).
We look forward to our annual trip to Disney. sharing those experiences with a child has made the trip even more magical for us all!
We enjoy a delicious dinner of fried chicken, ribs, corn bread, baked beans, corn and mashed potatoes (happy sigh) while we are serenaded with themed music. We have even both been invited on stage! Following the show, the cast tops off the evening by bringing out a giant strawberry shortcake for each table to share. (which is Elsie’s favorite part!)
We spend the next day at the Disney theme parks. Our annual trips have given us the opportunity to pick out the rides and parks we love best. We have especially loved taking Elsie to meet the characters, spin on the teacups, and fly with Dumbo. The highlight of the trip is watching her eyes light up on the It’s a Small World boat ride!
On our last day, we spend some time at Disney Springs visiting the shops, playing at the lego factory (Brian is an expert at building lego cars), eating a yummy dinner at the Rainforest Café, and finishing the evening with a sweet treat from Ghiradelli (the tastiest ice cream parlor)!