Bean’s Birthday at Disney: Part One

We celebrated Bean’s first birthday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this past Saturday and I can’t even tell you how perfect the day was.  First of all, Bean looked awesome.  More awesome than ever, actually, because he was themed. I dressed him in a little safari outfit – complete with a hat.  And the best part was that the shorts were bathing suit trunks, so when it got hot I could get him wet and the shorts would dry really quickly. But more than his outfit, Bean was just a pure…

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Disney’s Greatest Tourist Attraction Yet

When I told my Mom that I wanted to take Bean to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for his birthday, she didn’t squeal with delight at Bean’s first visit to Disney.  She didn’t get all excited about rides and parades and fireworks.  She didn’t gush about the Magic of the Kingdom.  Mom’s only words were, “Wait until you see the baby care centers.”  And then her eyes glazed over and she started muttering about diaper changing tables and dimly lit nursing rooms. I thought she was insane. Until I walked into the…

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First Birthday Sneak Peak

I can’t believe Bean’s birthday is less than a week away. Actually, that’s not true.  There is birthday stuff all over my house right now, so I can totally believe it’s a week away. Bean’s first birthday, as you might imagine, will be like Woodstock in our house.  It will last for days and days and days and we’ll all be in such a sugar high that we may not even remember what all happened.  So, I figured before I hit that wall, I would go ahead and share some…

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Bean’s First Birthday: The Saga

On June 1, my Bean Bean will turn one year old.  Holy crap where has all the time gone?  Seriously.  I can’t believe it.  But at the same time, I can’t believe it has only been a year.  I feel like we have done so many new things in one year and that he has just always been here. For his birthday, I wanted to do something really fun.  Something we’ve never done before.  I wanted to take Bean to the zoo.  He’s really into animals right now (and by…

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Bean vs. Mickey

Some friends of ours from Connecticut are vacationing at Disney this week and they invited us to meet them for breakfast at their hotel. But it wasn’t just any breakfast. This was a character breakfast, where the Disney characters walk through the restaurant and dance and play with the kids. My friend, Ann, told me that her son, Nater Tater, had seen the characters this week while they’ve been at the park and so far he had been a little under impressed with them. “This guy again?” So, I was…

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