Now She Is Five

It is really hard for me to believe that I now have a five year old in my house. She has grown up right in front of me faster then I care to share. Now I just look at her in aw as she is turning into a kind and gentle soul.

I guess I need to start from the beginning as it is February and I am just now writing a blog entry about my daughter turning five, which happened last month. Can you say slacker dad? You see my daughter loves her birthday. We have heard nothing but her birthday party plans since before last summer began. Those plans have changed from a Frozen themed party to an Ariel themed party to now just a simple princess themed party. I am not going to lie I was so ready to dress up like Olaf or come in rocking my amazing Jamaican accent. Anyways, she is obsessed with her birthday. I wonder where she gets that. I mean I love to remind everyone about my birthday starting in October so I can make sure I have a good gift and cake ratio. Ok so she gets it from me. Man you guys really know how to make a guy confess. Just another reason why I could never get away with murder.

It came to the day of and I may have went a little over board with the decorations and making my daughter feel extra special. The birthday crown and matching sash may had been a little to much. What do you think?

My wife really is the grand champion of all things birthday party related. She sent out the group birthday part invitation text, bought all the food, and made sure the house was clean. All I was in charge of was getting the decorations and picking up the cake. These things I knew I could handle.

When it came down to party time. our house got full real quick. K-Dubs friends all came along with her cousins and of course little Evie was right behind them as they ran around the house screaming. I have never heard so many screams of laughter in my life. It was cute but also made it very impossible to carry on a conversation with any of the other adults at the party.

Being there crowd fearing person I am, I worked hard to keep the party moving so after about 30 minutes of mingling around and greeting guest I pushed for it to be cake time.

There is nothing more special to me then when I get to sing happy birthday to my kids. It is just a confirmation that they are getting older and more importantly that I survived another year of parenthood.

Then it was time to open gifts and one of things I have found hard about this is trying to get my kid to say thank you. Here we are surrounded by family and friends and some strangers and the last thing I want people to think is that my kid is an ungrateful monster. Usually when people pass judgement on me based on my children I am quick to point my finger in my wife’s direction but she was in the same boat I was in. Also it is really hard to enjoy my kid opening presents when there are so many kids around her trying to grab her new toy out of her hand and yelling that they either want it or they already have one. Its like watching zombies attack the only human left on earth. I seriously asked my brother for his taser.

After the presents where opened I spent the next hour opening all the presents out of their packaging so my daughter could play them. I must say that the toy companies don’t need to worry about someone stealing their stuff cause they may it very impossible to their toys out. so many rubber bands, plastic twists, and tape make it very impossible. You need a knife to open this stuff.

Finally the party was over and we were left to clean up. I remember just sitting on the couch and thanking the Lord I made it through another party alive. Then I looked over and saw happy my daughter was. I smiled as she came over to me and sat on my lap and kissed me on the cheek. We stared at each other and then she said she wanted a Belle themed party next year!

Help me.

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Disney Mug Tuesday- Princess Castle Mug

When you are a dad of girls you trade in the obsession of superheros and take up reality that your kids are into everything princess. From crowns and dresses to the shoes and make up, all my girls want to do is be a princess. They are so cute so it is not really that hard for them.

When we were in Disney World we met a lot of princesses. We even had a few meals with some of them. My girls were in awe of them and never knew what to say.

Here are some of the princesses they met.

When I got this cool mug my kids kept fighting over it. So I kept it for myself. Check it out.

 

The Last Day

Well we finally got to the last day of our trip it was one of my favorites. We really ended our trip to Disney with some great memories and you will see why.

We got to the park early as we had reservations at Be Our Guest, which is the Beast’s castle from the movie. First, we had to stop and take a few pics while the park was almost empty.

Being inside the Beast’s castle was awesome. We got to eat in the main ballroom. It was decorated just like the movie.

You could even go into the West Wing and see the rose and the magic mirror.

If you ever eat there you must try “The Grey Stuff” cause it is really good.

After we got done with breakfast we took some family pics in front of the castle.

After that we went our separate ways as everyone wanted to do different things. I took K-Dub to meet Princess Elena and Cinderella.

After we met the princesses we met Cinderella’s evil stepsisters. They were funny and fun to talk to.

Then after that we got on The Haunted Mansion and got some snacks and watched a show in front of the castle.

After the show, K-Dub went and got a special makeover at The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

She then had some cute pictures made at her photoshoot.

She looked so cute. I had to get my picture taken with her.

After her make over we watched the parade that was going through and I tried to get the sword out of the stone with no luck.

Even K-Dub danced around cause she was so happy.


Then it dark and I managed to get some cool shots.

Before heading to dinner I took K-Dub and we met the last two princesses on her list… Tiana and Rapunzel.

Then it was time for dinner and it was the meal I was looking the most forward to and that was in Cinderella’s Castle. When we got there we were greeted by none other then Cinderella herself. We changed K-Dub into her Cinderella dress so she could meet her favorite princess for the third time.

Then after you meet her you are sent to your table. The restaurant is rather small but it is pretty cool to be eating dinner in a castle.

Before dinner you are greeted by more princesses. We met all of them already except for Jasmine so we were glad to finally meet her.

Then the food came. Let me tell you that the pan seared chicken was on point.

My best friends beef and shrimp looked good to. He said his steak was cooked perfectly.

The it was time for desert and I got the chocolate mousse and it came out and looked like a clock. It almost looked too pretty to eat. It tasted better then it looked.

After dinner the fireworks started and we watched them from inside the castle. It was a memory I will never forget and a great finale to our trip.


I must say that this trip was everything I wanted it to be and more. I got to spend time with my family and make my little girls dreams come true. I am now a Disney fanatic and can’t wait to plan my next trip.