Monday, December 3, 2012

Disney day 3

Moving on to the next part of our trip.

Day three - we went to Hollywood Studios on this day.  My parents and brother's family were still in town, so we all went there together.

For Finley and I, our day started out at Bippity Boppity Boutique.  If you haven't ever taken your little girl to this place, you have to go.  I took Arlington and Finley in the past, but now Arlington is too old (sob!) and this is Finley's last trip (sob!).

Mat and the kids went off to the park to join the others and my dad and I took Finley to her appointment.  They have a large room that is full of chairs and all the little girls sit and get their hair and nails done by "fairy godmothers in training".  They have choices of three different hair styles they can pick, and they are all very different.

Finley chose to be a pop princess.  You have to see it to believe it.

Anyway - Finley's fair godmother called her and pulled us into a back room.  It was weird at first, and I thought we were going somewhere to wait.  She asked if I thought Finley would like to be in a special chair in the front of the store.  She said people from Downtown Disney could look in and watch her.  Finley isn't a very brave kid, but she agreed to do it.

The little area was really cool.  We had a photographer all to ourselves, and it was peaceful.  (the salon is always crowded with family and girls, and very noisy).  The fairy godmother talked and talked to Finley the whole time.  We were up on a little stage in a little room where we had plenty of room to spread out.  Having done this experience several times in the past with the girls, this was wonderful.

Finley didn't say much while we were up there.  She did talk every once in awhile, but for the most part she was quiet and just taking it all in.

When she was finished, the fairy godmother walked her back to the store to say goodbye, so she got paraded through the store.  It was pretty cute.

Once we got to the park, we had a great time.  I really like Hollywood studios.  They have a lot of great shows and some really good rides for the kids.  And at Christmas, they have the most spectacular light show you will ever see.  The Osbourne family donated all the lights that you see, and Disney has set them all to music.  The show is amazing - it is not to be missed.

We had a great time and it was sad to say goodbye to our family at the end of the night.  I am so glad we had a chance to vacation with them for a few days!

Enjoy the pictures!

Day three's outfits!
 Finley at the Bippity Boppity Boutique:

 getting her nails painted:

 She was taking getting her makeup done very seriously:

 Let the hair crazy begin:

 I tried to take her picture from outside, but it didn't work very well:
 Time for the hair.  She had a choice of purple, pink, or rainbow:
 She chose rainbow:

 She looks like something out of the 80's here:
 Making her wish and getting her sparkles:
 Final touch up:
 She wore her Belle's Christmas dress for the event:
 Her fairy godmother was very sweet:
 I love this picture.  So sweet:
 Finley looks so tall here.  Poor fairy godmother was a petite little thing:
 Our pop princess:
 Getting ready for the Beauty and the Beast show:
 Time for some amazing lights:

 Arlington with her pins:
 Cainan watching the lights:
 Little miss prissy takes a break in baby J's stroller:
 Daddy and his princess:
 This is what all princesses look like when they take their hair down.  It isn't pretty:

 It took me about 1/2 hour to get all the stuff out of her hair:


Anonymous said...

Dec 5, 2012

''Oh, very pretty Finley girl.''

How beautiful those lights are! How fun for you all.


Anonymous said...

Dec 5, 2012
Dear Pletcher Family,

I really enjoy your blog about life, family and love. I ''like'' how you bolth are there for your children. Well, since I first found your blog I was really touched by how your family used it, in the best way~ to find a cure for your daughter's LCA. I think that is great! If you don't mind me asking, I know it's not really any of my buisness, but, on a distant topic not having to do with your Disney vacation, I was just wondering how Finley's vision is doing, since that slite visual loss was becoming present several weeks ago?

Forgive me if I sound crazy for asking that question, it's just that I think I kind of understand what Finley is feeling inside....I had 20/75 ''moderate low vision'' when I was a little girl due to ROP/RLF premature retinal disease. Vision loss is scary and immodilitating at times. I had reading issues and had to read with my printed materials enlarged and I had to use a lighted magnifier to keep my place in text books. I was just wishing to say I want you all to know I'm glad for what you are doing and I'm happy because Finley is so brave to go through all this at such a young age. She's a fighter!!

Keep The Faith In God's Possibilities,
Shayla Kay