The girls are still talking about our Disney vacation. They discuss the princesses and the characters and ask when we are going back. All. The. Time. We often have to flip through their Disney guidebook at bedtime and review who we met, who we didn't meet, why we didn't meet them, if we will meet them the next time we are there, what rides we went on, what rides we didn't go on and why we didn't go on those rides. They seriously love Disney.
One of their recent imagination play sessions is to pretend that they are on a Disney vacation. They dress up in princess dresses and push their babies around in strollers to meet all of the characters. Sometimes one of the girls will pretend to be the princess who meets and greets the park visitors.
Here is Cinderella (aka Emily) signing Allie's autograph book.
Now they are posing for the Photo Pass Photographer.
And now Belle (aka Allie) is autographing Anna's book.
Oh no, there's a line to meet Belle.
I just adore their imagination and creativity. They actually set up their hotel rooms in the family room and made sure that their babies had a nap. Then they went and placed little Disney figurines around the house and walked their babies around to meet everyone.
I do want to make a note about those princess dresses. They are real Disney dresses that I found online on clearance. I was also able to use a coupon so they ended up costing less than $10 each. The serged hem on two of them has already ripped off and my kids are not really all that rough with clothes.
I kind of stumbled upon some home sewn princess dresses online and then I started scouring the internet for more and (GAH!) I can't believe all of the possibilities. Why hadn't I thought of this before? Well, I had but I'm just a tad bit busy these days. I have to sew the curtains for the girls' playroom - the fabric is cut and ready to go - and then I need to clean up my act and make time for fun creative projects. I purchased stuff last year to make hair stuff for the girls and I still haven't found time for that either. In my defense, three year olds and hot glue guns don't exactly mix.
So let's set the bar high - a yellow Belle dress, a blue Cinderella gown, a pink Cinderella gown that the step sisters tore apart, Belle's everyday blue dress, a princess Aurora gown, Minnie Mouse dresses. The projects are endless!
AND I thought of a great project for Grammy. Grammy is quite crafty. She taught me to sew and do all things crafty when I was young. [My parents went out and found a (used but in great condition) sewing machine for me for Christmas one year because I kept hogging my mom's machine.] Okay, so Grammy should start a crafty blog. She can write up tutorials for different projects. There ya go, Grammy! Grammy's Closet - I have even named it for you.