Saturday, February 27, 2016

Disney World Trip Reveal

Today we were finally able to reveal our trip to Disney World that I have been planning for almost an entire year! I knew I wanted to surprise the boys sometime, but I didn't want it to be the day of the trip or even the day before. The build up is part of of the fun, and I also wanted their input on a couple of things. BUT, I didn't want them asking about the trip every day for 6 months. This is about 2 months before our trip...soon enough to help make a few last minute decisions, and far enough out for us to watch all the Disney movies we want to prepare for the trip!

I planned a treasure hunt with clues for them since that's one of their favorite things to do. I had the clues placed around the house and taped on the outside of envelopes. 

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They took turns finding the clues and Ethan read them to us. 

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When they had found all of the clues, they brought them to the coffee table and put them in number order (the envelopes were numbered). 

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Then, one by one, they opened the envelopes in order to pull out a card with a word on it. 

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Ethan figured out the surprise with one word left. "Disney" sort of gave it away. I love Duke's expression in the background...what is going on???

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After they had figured out the secret message, I gave them each a bag of goodies for our trip. 

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First, a custom autograph book with their names on the front. They both love doing the autograph thing at Disney, so they were really excited about their new books.

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I also had a couple of Disney shirts in there for them to wear on our trip. Mom and I had picked them up on our couple of days at Disney last September. 

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Logan got green (his favorite color) and Ethan got blue (his favorite color) for their autograph books. We had two happy boys. I may be even more excited than them, though!

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I had made a Mickey pancake breakfast for all of us that morning. It was a lazy-styled breakfast, though. Mickey plates and Mickey shaped pancakes with a special table cloth. And some of our Disney friends piled in the middle. That was it!

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Pancakes are always a hit with Logan. No matter what shape they are!

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Ethan keeps asking when we are going. I did make a count down poster, but it only starts 35 days out from our trip. So a few more weeks and then we'll bring that out. In the meantime, I made a list of Disney movies for us to watch, so we'll start checking those off! Can't wait for April 30!

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