Okay, so it's time I start writing about this vacation before it leaves my memory. I will do this in no particular order or deadline.
So there we are at Disney World (on my birthday - you can't do better than that!) and I've never made a secret of the fact that I'm a big kid at heart. I decided, knowing full well that Ella doesn't like characters, that we would go to a character lunch featuring everybody's favorite friends of Christopher Robin.
It was a buffet-style lunch, which Ella loves because she can choose her own foods. The food was very good - not your typical buffet food. As we ate, the characters made their rounds around the room so all the children could say hi and have their pictures taken with them. I told Ella she didn't have to see anyone she didn't want to, secretly hoping she would change her mind.
Of course she didn't, although she was good about it. The result was I got several mediocre pictures of Alex with some of my favorite Disney friends, and one of Ella all by herself. Yes, she's hiding under the table.