Saturday, April 24, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REAGAN MARIE

I can't believe that four years have gone by this quickly. I know it sounds so cliche to say it, but I really can't believe that my baby is now a four year old.

And today, she is a four year old PRINCESS!

Reagan's favorite Disney Princess is Cinderella, so it was only fitting that today is the day she chose to wear her Cinderella ball gown. She even took extra time this morning to do her make up so that she would look extra special.
We have started off every morning of our vacation with a stop by the fountain at our hotel, and Reagan tosses a penny to make a wish. This morning she was allowed to toss four pennies since it is her fourth birthday, and each wish was the same as the single wish she makes every morning since we have been here... she doesn't want to ever leave. We have a feeling that we are going to have a major problem on our hands tomorrow when it comes time to go home!
We left our hotel and made the short walk over to Goofy's Kitchen for our birthday character breakfast. Pluto greeted us as the door, and Goofy himself was waiting for us at our table.

Reagan wasn't too keen on saying hello to Balo, but Ryan jumped at the opportunity!
Princesses Jasmine and Snow White were both there as well, and they both mistook Reagan for their good friend Cinderella!
Chip brought a special birthday cupcake over to our table for Reagan, and he even helped her to blow out the candle.
After breakfast, Reagan decided that she wanted to go swimming since it was starting to get really hot out, so we headed back over to our hotel for a quick dip before it was time to head back into the parks to play.
After our swim, we walked back over to Disneyland, and Reagan was immediately ready to ride her two favorite rides... the King Arthur's Carousel and the Go Gadget's Coaster. As she rode around on her prize winning horse that she named Rose, she would wave to the crowd of all of her royal subjects.


She and Ryan were lucky enough to grab the very front seat on her favorite roller coaster, and I could hear her laughing and screaming as the zoomed over my head down below!
We were excited to get to see the Celebrate Street Party Parade again today, and today's parade was even better than the first time we saw it. This time, it was much more of a street party, and Reagan was thrilled when they pulled her out of the crowd to join in on the fun!

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Immediately following the parade, it was time to head over to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for Reagan's appointment. At precisely 4PM on Reagan's 4th birthday, she was transformed by her fairy godmother into Cinderella herself!
Ryan and I were both very impressed with how the makeover turned out, and we were both VERY proud parents as we walked through the park the rest of the afternoon listening to everyone comment about our beautiful princess! Reagan flaunted her stuff like she was a true princess diva... at one point she even insisted that I carry the back of her dress like a wedding-gown train so that it would not get dirty!

Our dinner reservations were in the California Adventure Park, and Reagan wanted to take a few more letter pictures before we entered. She posed in the "C" for Cinderella and in the "A" for Auntie Anna!
Our dinner was at Ariel's Groto where our birthday girl was the guest of honor for the evening. Reagan was thrilled that she finally got to meet both Ariel and Belle, and she was super excited that she got to see Cinderella again while they were dressed like twins! Snow White and Sleeping Beauty both recognized and remembered Reagan and were happy to wish her a Happy Birthday today!
We left from dinner and came back to the hotel to put our birthday girl to bed. Today was another magical day, and I don't think we will EVER be able to top this birthday for Reagan. The entire trip has been amazing... but today was the icing on our fairy tale cake!

Happy Birthday my beautiful princess! May all your hopes and dreams and wishes come true!

5 comments:

Mama4Real said...

Gosh, I can't even imagine what she must be thinking in her little head. Totally overwhelmed by dreams come true! How fun!!!! Happy Birthday Reagan!

MomBrose said...

What an amazing birthday! I didn't realize she was so close in age to my middle daughter, Skylar. She loves all things "Princess" too. Reagan looks so beautiful (and just beaming!) with her makeover. :)
I'm glad it's been an unforgettable trip!!

Erin said...

What a fabulous birthday!!!! She'll remember it forever!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 4th Birthday, Reagan! She looked ADORABLE! What a great way to spend her birthday!

Kelly said...

I better not let my almost 4 year old see these pictures. She's already asking to go to Disneyland and we've never talked about the place. I don't think she even knows what it is. If she saw what it was really like with all the princesses she would never stop asking to go.