Monday, April 18, 2011

Day Two-Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Saturday was a big day for us!!  We woke up early and got Bug-A-Boo dressed and ready to run in the 100 meter dash in the Disney Royal Family Kids Races at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

She was so excited!  She put on her running shirt and mouse ears and was ready to go!

We got to the complex an hour before the start of the races because the amount of people that were there was unbelievable.  Not only were the kids races going on but a flag football tournament and a cheerleading competition were also happening.

She was so excited that as she was running to the field she fell and scrapped her knee up.  She was a trooper though and she only cried for a few minutes and then shook it off.

Bug-A-Boo was giddy with excitement when she saw the track and the field where the festivities were happening.  Again, Disney is awesome!  They had a DJ playing music and leading all the kids in games, dances and challenges.  Bug-A-Boo however, was not interested in any of this.  All she wanted to do was run.  She ran for an hour before the race even started.  The poor thing was sweating and all red in the face but she was having a blast!

Running the course

"Speed, I Am Speed!"

Intense competitor

Doing some stretching
Since there were so many kids in her age group running we decided that Prince Charming should run with her so that she wouldn't be alone when she got to the finish line.  I was able to get a prime spot at the finish line so that I could some pictures.  It was so cute and fun and I was so proud watching her run and she was so proud when she got her medal.

Run, Baby, Run!

Medal winner!

After the races we headed back the hotel to play at the playground and check out some of the animal viewing outposts where she got to see even more giraffes and lots of other animals.  She was a hoot!  She was running all over the place with her "field journal" recording all the animals she saw.  She started playing Secret Agent Adventurer and kept saying, "we are on a famous adventure, Momma!"

After all the fun at the hotel we got ready for a fantastic dinner and fun time at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Downtown Disney.  Bug-A-Boo had so much fun at the huge Disney store and was such a good girl at dinner.  She is one of the few three year olds that will eat the broccoli over the mac-n-cheese!  Gotta love this girl!

She had so much fun at Downtown Disney.  She had a fabulous time watching the Irish dancers at the pub and while riding along in her stroller she heard the Black Eyed Peas and started dancing in her stroller and said, "I'm gettin' funky, Momma!"  We laughed so hard.  We headed back to the hotel to turn in early since we had to get up at 3:00am in the morning to get to EPCOT for the Half-Marathon.  Before going to bed though I got a picture in my "princess costume" with my little princess.

It was a fantastic day and we were all pretty excited for the big race to get here.

Tomorrow...Race Day!

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