Tuesday, October 01, 2013

{Epic Disneyland Surprise!}

Once Trevor and I decided to go to Disneyland in the fall of 2013, I was determined to make it a surprise for the kids!  I wanted to surprise them and then head straight to the airport. Bags already packed. Homework assignments already arranged.  Details all worked out.  It was a lot of covert planning and sneaking...but it was all worth it for this moment...

I boxed up Mickey Mouse balloon with a note tied to the end of it.  I put a big red ribbon on the box and left it at the top of the stairs "To be opened by all Pettingill kids".  


My friend pulled off a similar surprise for her kiddos the year before and lent me all her fun Disney props. It made for such a fun table at breakfast after the big reveal upstairs.  

They each had a basket of Disney goodies that included some fun things to do on the plane ride.  Plus Disney T-shirts and autograph books!

These kids were pumped to get dressed and head to the airport!!


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