One minute she is racing round the house because Thomas the train has to beat Gordon, the really BIG engine, to the station. The next minute her hands are waving as she sings the names of the 50 states of the US, in perfect alphabetical order. But her favorite activity is playing princess, and Cinderella is her most favorite princess of all.
So for a little princess living half an hour away from Anaheim, what better 5 year birthday treat could you imagine than taking her to Disneyland for a Princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Cinderella's Castle, and the chance to meet some of the other Princesses?
As usual the household was buzzing by 6 am as I made my coffee and CJ got her own breakfast together.
The plan was that we were to leave for Disneyland by just after 7:30 for the 9 am appointment at the boutique.
Getting one baby, one 5 year old and three adults organized always takes longer than anticipated, even if you think you have fully prepared things like diaper bags and changes of clothes, the night before.
But a very excited CJ quickly dressed herself in her pale blue Cinderella dress, tiara and all, and we made it to the Bibbidi Bobbidi reception desk just on the stroke of 9.