It's an official snow day today (had a blizzard some time between last night and early this morning) so there's NO SCHOOL (the only reason I like a blizzard, if I don't have to drive anywhere - and today I don't), so among other things I finally used my free $20 credit today on the Shutterfly photo site to order TWO photo books (identical, so my mom can have one) of all the character photos we've taken of Kimberly (with just Disney characters) between November 2009 and October 2011. Just the best ones, whenever there were duplicates. I had to get TWO albums in order to use the credit because otherwise before tax my order of just one photo book didn't qualify to use the discount (it appears photo books are on sale right now with Shutterfly). Anyway, that'll be a nice Christmas present for my parents and they can show it to my sister and grandma while we're all down there in December (I still have to book those flights).
So, while you've seen all the October 2011 and July 2011 (Disneyland) pics I thought that while I have all these pics neatly organized in a folder on my desktop and I'm somehow not able to get the code to embed the actual photo book into this trip report, I will go ahead and share the other photos here (probably in a few posts since I know one won't hold them all) and you can see how Kimberly has grown since the November 2009 cruise (when she was 4). The other trips these pics come from are Disneyland December 2009, WDW May 2010....and I think the Peter Pan and Wendy pic from Disneyland July 2011 are in this TR already along with all the WDW October 2011 pics. So there aren't too many more to add. Enjoy.
That is the first time Kimberly ever met Mickey Mouse, before boarding our cruise. We had been in line to meet Chip'n'Dale near the ship's model - but they left when we were about six families from the front and Mickey came out to take their place. You'd have thought a big movie star had entered the building, everyone went NUTS!
The above pic is the first time she met Minnie Mouse, just walking around on the ship while waiting for our cabin/stateroom to be ready. I mean WE were waiting for that, not Minnie.
Above is the Belle aboard the ship with whom I wasn't too happy. She was nice and all - she just didn't resemble Belle very much (which is why we looked for Belle this last trip at Epcot - even just in the villager blue and white dress rather than the gold gown she looked EXACTLY like Belle). But anyway, this was Kimberly's first time meeting Belle.
Above is our only photo with Goofy, on Castaway Cay (Disney's island out in the Caribbean). Kimberly is squinting because she didn't yet own sunglasses.
More to come in another post.