Ruth Ella turned 1
We started the day off by eating brunch at Cracker Barrel, a family favorite!
Then we headed to Downtown Disney, to walk off the brunch, take in some sites, and visit a few of our favorite shops.
The boys love this toy store "Once Upon a Toy" (OK, all of us really like this store). It has a great area where they sale potato heads and any accessory you could think of. The nice part is the kids are free to build the potato heads, for hours if they wanted. We normally stand back and watch them create. After they have built/played with the potato heads until their all built out, we move on and look at all the toys in the store. They have cars, Legos, books, movies, balls, board games, stuffed animals, candy, dress up clothes, you name it they have it! After all that we headed on to prowl in a few more shops.
The Basin store, ah I can smell the store now.....such a pleasant aroma :) You would think that the kids wouldn't like this store but they love it. This store sales soaps, candles, bath salt, etc. The reason the boys love it is because all the products are out in the open for you to smell, along with small sinks for sampling the products....yes we all sampled, it was fun! We walked away with the softest best smelling hands around.
We then walked and took in several more stores like the Christmas shop, Kitchen shop, and The Disney Store. Before we left Downtown Disney we planned one last very important stop to.....
This is where we sampled some amazing chocolate, so smooth and rich. That wasn't the only reason we stopped, we stopped off for some amazing birthday ICE CREAM to celebrate William and Ruth Ella!!!
As you can tell from the faces this was a HUGE treat, and everyone enjoyed their ice cream. Before we left for our trip 3 very special people to us Aunt Jamie, Uncle Mike, and Hanna gave the children some money to spend on the trip. Having ice cream from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain for William and Ruth Ella's birthday was one of the things they chose to spend the money on, it truly was a treat for us all!!!
This was the start of our day the rest of the day is to come, we tried to pack in as much as possible in one day!