Let the Countdown Begin

Yesterday was a special day. We got to give the kids some of the best news you can give a kid. The kind of news that makes Christmas look like any other random day.

That’s right! In just about 2 months we’re headed to see the Mouse and we couldn’t be any more excited!

We’ve been keeping this big secret for a couple of months now, when my parents surprised us with the news. (Mom and Dad are footing the bill and taking our whole family… Mark, me, the kids, and my sister!! I have the best parents!!) And we’ve been secretly communicating about it in their presence, but never spilling the beans until just the right moment.

Because Laurel is the type of kid that if you tell her we’re doing something at any point in the future, she will ask and ask and ask about it until it’s finally time to go. haha. So we didn’t want to tell her too soon. And 60 days out just seemed like a nice round number. I also made a cute little countdown to help us track the days until we leave.

So, yesterday Mark and I sat both kiddos down on the couch and showed them the countdown. I asked Laurel if she knew what it was, and she said “Mickey Mouse.” I asked her if she knew where Mickey Mouse lived and at first she said “Florida!” And I asked her where in Florida and she screamed “Disneyworld!!” And then we told her that in 60 days we were going to Florida to visit Disneyworld. More screaming ensued. There was jumping up and down. And the biggest smiles ever. The kind of moments that melt your parental heart.

To help us always remember the moment, we recorded a little post announcement interview with Laurel. You can see it below.

Can’t you just hear the excitement in her voice?! The anticipation might kill us but it’s going to be a fun 2 months!! Let the countdown begin. Disney, here we come!

P.S. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how I made the countdown!!

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