Last Disney Days

Our last few weeks in Orlando were spent packing and soaking up Disney.  I am starting to miss Disney terribly on the days that I am bored or need a pick me up.  

This place was so full of magic for us for four whole years.  The smells, the rides, the food... I couldn't have asked for a better place to have gone for residency. 

We will be back, Walt.

Myra's 4th birthday

Myra's fourth birthday was such a delight.  She woke up and found her dream giant dollhouse on the table and was ecstatic about it all day long.  We spent hours playing in that little thing along with all her other presents.

I also surprised her with a "spinny dress", so I am sure you can imagine the day was full of spinning as well... 

After naps, we then headed to Disney.  It was perfect and so special.  I hope she will have memories of her birthdays year 1-4 where we celebrated at the most magical place on earth.  

I do a much better job of sharing our lives and my thoughts on instagram and I think I expressed my feelings best there that day.

"Happy Birthday, beautiful girl.  I will never forget holding you in the hospital four years ago feeling things I had never felt before...a mothers love.  You laid there on my bare chest and just stared at me in a peaceful silence with your big eyes full of trust, wonder, and love.  You were the sweetest baby that rarely cried.  I wrapped you around my chest and those first few weeks we spent walking around campus, going to class, nursing in the bathrooms, and then walking across the state together to get my diploma.  WE've been inseparable from day one and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I am the luckiest mom because I get to spend my days cuddling you, reading to you and watching you learn and grow.  You are a girly-girl to the core with a deep love for the color pink and twirly dresses.  Your favorite princess is Belle and you spend hours everyday coloring.  You shower those around you with hugs and kisses, love to dance like Shirley temple, and are sooooo strong-willed- I am convinced you can accomplish ANYTHING you put your heart into.  I loveyou so much and hope that at the end of everyday you go to bed knowing that.

Love, Mom"