Yes I met a real Princess
Who stooped to welcome me
And inside her royal castle
I met another three
There were towers that had banners
Stained glass windows in the wall
And the sparkling lights of magic
In the royal banquet hall
A fairy flew from somewhere
And she waved her magic wand
Then she blessed me with a smile
That became our special bond
My greatest wish was granted
And a star thats only mine
In that land of deep enchantment
Where the brightest wonders shine
I became a royal princess
At that magic coronation
And was gifted with enchantment
In a regal celebration
For a princess is a princess
When she is one in her heart
When becoming a true princess
Inner beauty’s where you start
I can take you to my castle
In a land of mystery
If you have the childlike virtue
Of believing what you see
If you know that there is wonder
And perceive the majesty
Of a child’s imagination
It will set your spirit free
Whisk away then to that place
Where, as a child, I flew
There all your dreams are living
And wishes all come true
“Welcome to Disney”
Welcome to Disney the happiest place on Earth
A place we all wish to go since the day of our birth
There’s so much to do and so much to see
And fun for all kids from ages one to ninety-three
From Main Street to the castle oh what fun
Rides and splashing and fun in the sun
Mickey and Minnie and all their pals
Pooh and friends and the princess gals
Magic Mountain roller coaster and the famous Peter Pan
Tea Cups and Dumbo and the Pirates of the Caribbean
When the day grows long and the sky grows dark
We watch the fireworks before we leave the park
On one rail we venture out
Knowing all our dreams came true with out a doubt
Author: Heather Degnan Tanner
The special person in my life my husband took me on a cruise to celebrate my retirement. We were on the Norwegians Epic for 7 days. We got to spend the day at South Beach before we left on our cruise. We went to Costa Maya, Ocho Rios and Cozumel. We are cruise-a-holics and this was our 16th cruise. Here are just a few pictures from the trip.
“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark
TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH YOUR CHILDREN
- Make plenty of rest stops. Also, buying a toy at a dollar store may help keep your kids quiet for awhile.
- Travel Surprise. Put a small surprise or two in your kids’ travel backpacks – it is like Christmas Day: A new book to read, page of stickers, small toy to play with, activity book with puzzles and mazes or (if they’re really lucky) a new movie to watch.
- BONUS TIP: Don’t put kid’s snacks in their special backpacks or bags. While it’s great for them to be in charge of their games or coloring books, you may not want them in charge of snack time. Take your own a big carry-on bag with all the goodies you need for your kids for the flight or trip. Then you have control over who gets what snacks, when.
- If using a car to travel make sure to plan for frequent bathroom stops and restaurants.
- Emergency Toy- Keep a new inexpensive toy in your own bag on reserve and only bring it out in a situation where current toys and distractions are no longer working. It also helps to put the backpack toys away for a few days before the trip so they are more “new” to the child.
- Sit an adult in between two kids who can be in control of the DVD player/tablet. This eliminates power struggles amongst the kids. It sounds like a scary place to be but it sure beats having to control upset children! Always bring the movies you KNOW the kids will watch and stay occupied with.
- Potty trained – almost: Put a pull-up underneath their underwear. Avoid doing extra laundry and still give kids the feel of staying dry. Do this during the long trip. At your destination, small messes should be easier to deal with.
- Check with your airline for any requirements as to where you can place the car seat on the plane. It may be the window seat, which will provide one more source of entertainment—the great outdoors!