Maybe Rylee should have been another Disney character: Boo from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
The biggest fun we had in the last month was your first trip to Walt Disney World. That’s right, you did great on the flight to Orlando and were ready to hit the parks when we got there.
We went to Epcot first and this is where you had your first character greeting. I have to admit that Daddy and I were a bit nervous to see your reaction, as at this age we knew you’d either love them or go screaming and running the opposite direction. We were so excited to watch you meet Tigger, Pooh Bear and Eeyore. You literally stopped in your tracks and just stared at them. Then you looked at the two of us and had a big smile on your face. Daddy was in charge of the camera and he got lots of great shots of you seeing your ‘friends’.
After the initial shock you went over to them and gave them each a high five. You weren’t too sure what to do after that so I picked you up for some more photos. After your time was up and we were walking away you were doing all you could to keep them in your line of sight. You kept waving to them because you didn’t want to leave them.
We knew it was going to be a fun trip at that point. You developed your own character greeting after this. You would give the character five and then you’d bop them on the nose. It was cute. We did make the decision to keep you away from the princesses though as they would have no protection for their faces.
Chip and Dale decided to grab you and tickle you after they were bopped on the nose. We have some great photos of you laughing while they played with your belly.
We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and really enjoyed seeing the animals from our balcony. You weren’t so impressed with the animals, but you did have fun running around on the balcony. We think that next year you’ll enjoy the animals much more. We had a great time there with our friends Justin & Lea.
You really had a lot of fun at the shows we saw. You would clap the whole way through because you thought they were so neat. Another thing that you really enjoyed was all the music. And the best part is that when you hear music, you can’t stay still. So most days you managed to dance you way through the parks. The most fun was when we saw Off Kilter in Epcot. I think the crowd spent more time watching you dance than they did watching the band.
We are once again looking forward to a fun holiday season with you. I think this Christmas will be full of fun and craziness.
Rylee, I cannot believe that I’m a day late posting this month’s letter to you. It has been one crazy month so I really have to sit and think about what all has happened for you.this.
The neatest thing for us was that on Christmas day you rolled from your tummy to your back, on your own, for the first time. We have been working with you on this for quite a while and all of a sudden you decided to give us a treat and do it on your own. You were mighty proud of yourself too.
You have become much more vocal in the past month. You sometimes sound like you’re saying “Hi!” and other times you just like to make as much noise as possible. To be fair, you come by it honestly. Your father likes to make noise often as well.
Your sleeping habits are really great. I only have to get up about once a night, some nights, to “re-bink” you. I’m out of bed less than a minute to give you your binky and tuck you in again. Not bad when you consider how many nights you sleep through the night. I’m really enjoying getting more sleep!
I am looking forward to the next month because we are hoping that our training will continue to pay off and you’ll figure out how to roll from your back to your belly and perhaps figure out the whole crawling thing as well.