but for the post's sake, let's start from the beginning, in which we had a character breakfast at our hotel
headed to d-land, where it looks like i am racing to get to some ride
oops, have to stop for a photo opp first
ahh, made it to small world. no lines. perfecto.
lots o' waiting in lines
and here's what we waited for. no tinkerbell, but a fairy by the name of VIDIA, of whom we had never heard of before.
fun at toon town
ran into pluto-boy (what brooke lovingly calls him)
aaand onto the good part. it is customary (in Japan-- and Hawaii, I suppose) to give money to those going on a trip. a lot of relatives gave brooke money and specified that she spend it on something for herself. so we let her pick what she wanted to buy and it boiled down to spending $25 on a pluto-boy animal, or build-a-bear. here are the instructions:
step 1: let child pick build-a-bear to create their amazing stuffed animal
step 2: allow child to spent FOREVER picking the "right" animal
step 3: select heart to 'stuff' into animal
step 4: dress animal in whatever the child picks-- in our case, ridiculous sparkly sneakers AND rollerskates