Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Edits, The Magic, The Memories

One last thing I want to touch on before I jump off the birthday and Disney train...


I'm 19 now.

I think it's funny because when you're younger you are SO excited for birthdays because birthdays mean cake and presents and friends and celebration. I think you totally miss the whole idea that each time you have a birthday, the closer you get to growing up. That you are growing up in the process of eating cake and blowing out candles. I think it's sort of funny. I get that now.With each birthday and candle blown out, I feel myself growing out of the skin I'm in and learning.

But learning is good, and the future is good, and growing up can be good too.

But I think I'm always going to have a little kid inside of me, and I will indulge in childish things when I want to. Because I do believe in the art of make believe and imagination and fun.

I have to say, Disney, is like the essence of my childhood. Disney movies, Disney toys, Disney themed birthdays, Disney trips. I loved/love it all. Maybe that's why I'm so deeply impacted.

I have a few memories to share.

Let's see, first off, I WAS Jessie from Toy Story 2. I had a Jessie bathing suit and a Jessie birthday party and my Mom decorated a cake with Jessie on it just for me. I was a cowgirl, I loved horses, I was highspirited, I was her. I even bought Jessie at Disney World when I was a youngin and I still have her today. She started off my collection. I also got Woody, Bullseye, Buzz, and recently acquired Ham.

Secondly, I want to revisit those rainbow Disney lolipops that are way over priced and nasty but I had to have for the car ride home. I just remember that vividly because I wanted them so bad. And I ate it all, even though it was nasty.

Thirdly, let's go to the time where I went to Animal Kingdom and went on the Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ellen De Genres ride. I don't recall much of it, just that they had a prerecorded thing where Ellen says to the audience;" Hey you! I like your hair cut. " At that time I maybe have been 10 or so, and I had just gotten my haircut and I was convinced she was talking to me. It made my day.

Fourthly, speaking of hair cuts, I always got my hair cut at Ken's hair cutting place where there was this old guy named Ken and he had grey hair and he was very nice and all I talked about when I got my hair cut was Disney World.

Fifthly, I listened to a mix of disney songs to help fall asleep at night when I was younger.

Sixthly, I used to use an old laundry basket as a cart for Disney rides and make elaborate sets in different rooms of the house and tie a piece of rope to it and drag my little sisters along in it to the different rooms to experience the different rides. I used all my wild stuffed animals for Jungle Cruise, my dolls for It's a Small World, turned off all the lights and created a spaceship for Space Mountain, Got out the squirt water bottle for splash mountain and so much more. I was in to it man.

Seventhly, there was that one year that my Mom and Dad surprised us. It was the best surprise ever. They said we were going to this new resteraunt for Mother's Day. And it was a bit of a drive. At this time, there was only my older sister and I. And we brought cards to play on the car ride. We were playing and playing when I glanced at a road sign for Disney. I excitedly yelled out "We're GOING TO DISNEY WORLD." My sister Gracie said in a stern, older sister voice; " No, we're not Sophie. Mom said we were going to a resteraunt." So I was quiet for a bit, thinking hey she might be right but then we kept passing signs for it... and finally we reached the big landmark which is a huge pole with mickey ears and I belted it out again and Gracie was still amanent about us just going to a resteraunt and was thoroughly annoyed with my ridiculousness until we reached the enterance of Disney World and she found I was right. And that my Mom was right too. We were eating in a resteraunt in there called "Tony's Plaza" which was a Lady and the Tramp themed resteraunt which happens to be my Mom's favorite Disney movie. It was a great surprise, and it is one of our favorite stories to tell.

Wreck it Ralph.

The bathroom shower tiles in the Lion King Suite.

The Murphy Bed

Me and my older sis being real cool in front of the castle and all. XD

In Disney's Art of Animation.

The infamous Dole Whips.

Hakuna Matata.

Tangled Lantern Lights.

 Follow Rafiki! HE KNOW DA WAY.

DA BEST BREAKFAST OF MY LIFE. I always want to have Ariel waffles for breakfast.

 Walt Disney's favorite scene.

The People Mover.

Mainstreet at Night...Always a favorite.

UP balloons<3

The Geniiiieee of the LAAAAMPPP

Space Mountain- My Favorite.

Mickey Pretzels = DA best pretzels.

Lion King giraffes.

 Peter Pan, my love.

My FREE birthday cupcake that had licked the frosting off of before remembering to take a picture.

The Birthday Pins. Wattup.

It's a Small World!

Yummy yummy Pizza, and cutest pizza box everrrr.

Chesire Cat<3

Hyena's from Lion King

These are just a few of the countless memories I have had. I have had many more filled with excitement and anticipation and anxiousness making it impossible to sleep the night before. And I'm sure I will have many more to come with every disney movie I watch, disney theme park I visit, shop I go to, and etc. Because, it really does bring out the kid in you.
We keep moving forward.


  1. I vividly remember doing the sixth thing A LOT. With my little brother and his stuffed animals ALL over the house in laundry baskets:)

  2. Ooooooooooohhhh my god this is sooo cute. Disney Land Looks like a fantastic place ;)

    By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

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  6. I love your photos girly! :) And those are some awesome memories. I didn't know you made the rides in your house when you were younger. That's super cool and totally beats the average blanket fort!

    Gee, I thought it was only me! =D
    Wow, you seriously make the rides in the house for your sisters? That is so sweet! And fun...btw the 13th from the bottom is SO. COOL. I like the edits and the explanations about what the lights on the castle were from. =D
    Awesome Soph!