Today, Rory came face to face with Princess Tiana.
Rory. loves. Tiana.
We watch it 5 times a week. (It is "The Princess and the Frog," fyi.) She knows the music, I know all the words. (haha) We have shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, dolls, playsets, coloring books...you name it, we've got it! It's a great movie with a great message and it's annoying level is shockingly low. (Thanks Disney!) Plus, Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Tiana and I adore her.
Today, though, it all became real. We are at Disney World for 2 days after a family wedding in Florida. Today we went to the Magic Kingdom and Rory got to see so many characters up close and personal during a parade. She was wearing a Princess Tiana shirt and when Tiana rode by on the float she saw it. Tiana pointed at Rory, then her shirt, then drew a heart to Rory. She blew her kisses and waved. Rory was SPEECHLESS. (I was a little emotional, not going to lie!) Dave says he thinks Rory's heart may have stopped for a minute between Tiana and Jessie from Toy Story. ;)
Tiana pointing at Rory! I apologize it's not edited, I am on the wrong laptop to edit pictures.
I know a lot of people think taking a 22 month old and a 4 month old to Disney World is ridiculous. But to see the look on Rory's face today? I'd move mountains to see that look again. That's pure love, baby, and she deserves it!