They were so excited! We had a beautiful, perfect, crazy day. So thankful to Grandma and Grandpa for their willingness to join us on an adventure that I hope our kids will always remember! Dumbo was Nora’s favorite. Henry, of course, loved Buzz, for me it was It’s a Small World. I had never realized how gorgeous that ride was. No wonder it is still such a great attraction! I think Greg’s favorite was those race cars.
She wanted her baby doll, Trudi, to ride the dinosaur. She now calls it “Monster” and it did live for a while in a toy bin forgotten. Until today. I guess there are girls who play dolls and girls who play dolls riding dinosaurs. But Nora was so frustrated that Trudi (Doll Manufacture Given Name) would not stay on the dinosaur. I was busy doing something and found myself kneeling before this nearly two-year-old as she explained in a variety of ways what she wanted to do. Rubber bands to the rescue. “Doll sea belts” I told her.Then she wanted Josephine to get to ride too. (Name Given By Henry).
We gathered quite a collection of shells during our days at the beach. Henry and Nora were both very helpful in finding many sea treasures. And we enjoyed many sunsets. Nora and Henry were so busy running in the waves that Nora took a tumble and soaked her dress not more than a moment after this photo. Luckily she was happy to run around sans dress until the last of the sun slipped away and we had to drag them home for bed. Henry didn’t want to be left out so he tossed his shirt away as well. I love these two so much and how sweetly they care for each other.