Sunday, March 25, 2012

Are we at Disney?

We attended a 50th birthday party for one of Rich's brothers last night. The party was originally planned for Friday night and the girls' awesome cousin, Jen, was scheduled to babysit. But then the party was moved to Saturday night and Jen wasn't able to watch the girls so we brought the girls with us. The party was really just a sit-down dinner at a restaurant (nothing fancy) for family.

As we were pulling out of the driveway, I overhead the following conversation amongst the girls:

"Well, where are the bags?"

"They're in the back."

I didn't find that too odd considering Rich had packed pajamas just in case we were out later than expected and Anna's stuff. When we pulled off of the highway onto the exit ramp, Allie asked us if we were going to Disney. Rich and I chuckled. "But where's Grammy?" I asked. Anna said that we were on our way to pick her up.

We are still trying to plan this vacation so they have heard "Disney" mentioned more than usual and I have told them that they won't know when we are going. Kind of funny that they thought a birthday party was the cover-up.

As we were buckling the girls back into their car seats after dinner, Allie asked, "Daddy, is that a hotel over there?" It was. "Are we at Disney?!" No, sweet baby. She was making me laugh though looking out the window like she didn't quite believe us. (She's also a good actress.)

Not only do the girls choose their own outfits, they also tell me how they want me to style their hair. I can make suggestions and Em (and maybe Allie) will sometimes go along with it. Anna has been Anna lately and is not happy with any hairstyle. Here's how she styled her hair for the party.

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Emily, who agreed to wear two low braids.

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And then Anna moved the headband so it looked like she had a toothache.

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I do have to say that the girls were extremely well behaved at the restaurant. They colored, ate and hung out. We were there for just over two hours and didn't tuck them into bed until an hour and 15 minutes past when they usually are asleep. That's not to say that we aren't paying for it today. The girls slept slightly past when they normally wake up (we are talking 6:30 - 7:00 here) but Rich and I both lost almost two hours of sleep during the night because Allie was having issues.

Early bedtime for adults tonight.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Soooo funny how they thought you were taking them to Disney! I saw the photos from your previous trip there. Looks like they loved it! Hope they still enjoyed their dinner, though.

And their hairstyles are all very cute - I especially love Anna's little headband.

Cindy said...

Anna is such a character. She really knows what she wants. I like her photo block at the end there.

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Traveling Triplets said...

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Traveling Triplets said...

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