Our oldest turned nine a few days into our summer Disney vacation back on July 17th.
It was a whirlwind. I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate a birthday in Disney.
See there are two types of people. Those who love Disney and those who don’t.
My husband, my kids and myself all are in the in love Disney category. So eight days and seven nights at Disney World wasn’t too hard on any of us. It was the summer of magical fun and happiness for those days and nights for all of us.
Plus the first time, any of us had an actual birthday in Disney.
The trip was fantastic as always. However, the flight home was not. We flew out in a storm. Also, followed storms all the way up the east coast. Plus, almost couldn’t land at JFK in NYC, because of thunderstorms.
That was late Sunday evening mid-July. The week after was a blur for me. See I also had been battling illness since June. I was even on antibiotics for a bit with a bacterial infection. Even during our Disney World trip, I was still coughing and run down. So, that week back I thought I was relapsing.
Thankfully, I seem to be on the mend finally. My cough is also gone finally. Therefore, it is time to overshare for my girl’s 9th birthday.
Again her actual 9th birthday was spent at the most magical and happiest place on Earth—Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Not only did she get to have her actual birthday at Disney from start to finish, but she also got to get a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Plus, she also dined at Cinderella’s Royal Table. This restaurant is inside Cinderella’s Castle.
She shared her Princess Belle Makeover and Cinderella dining experience with our immediate family, as well as her cousins, Aunt, and Uncle.It was truly magical! And never too late! Happy 9th Birthday finally with this recap here.
A bonus was watching the fireworks before the evening was all said and done in The Magic Kingdom.
During her birthday week, she got to visit Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The rain didn’t stop us as ponchos saved the day! So, she got to ride Slinky Dog Dash for the very first time.
Then, we all rode Alien Swirling Saucers, as well.
Next, we ate at Woody’s Lunch Box for a quick snack treat.
Plus, Slinky Dog Ears were bought before this Toy Story Land adventure was over!
Weeks back though, I finally sat down to get her annual birthday survey answers.
So without further ado, read on to find out her answers at nine years old.
My Oldest’s Favorites at 9 Years Old
1. Favorite Color: Pink (still)
Right out of the gate on the very first question, her answer didn’t change. She still adores the color pink. Whenever possible, she chooses pink for clothes, accessories and more. So, I should have realized this.
2. Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast (The Live Action Movie)
She made sure to clarify that her movie choice was the live action and not the cartoon. See she adores Emma Watson as Belle. So, this was also not a real surprise to me. Plus, she decided to dress up for the first time at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique as Belle, because of this.
3. Favorite TV Show: Bunk’d
No longer is my girl into Disney Junior or cartoons. Therefore, she has been watching The Disney Channel or The Disney XD Channel with more of the tween shows. Bunk’d is the clear winner right now for this reason.
4. Favorite Book: Dork Diaries Series
This one hasn’t changed as she spent the last school year reading and re-reading multiple books in this series. See these books are tops to her. So, she has enjoyed reading this series over and over.
5. Favorite Song: “Belle” from the Beauty and the Beast Motion Picture Soundtrack
I had to hear the song to remind myself after she answered this question.
Side note—All the times we have been to Walt Disney World’s Epcot, we have somehow missed out on meeting Belle in France at the World Showcase. Well this time, the girls finally got it right!
Not only does she love the movie, but she is a huge fan of streaming the soundtrack on our iMusic account.
6. Favorite Drink: Water (Still!)
What can I say? She is still my healthy girl through and through. Still don’t get me wrong, she wouldn’t pass up a glass of lemonade or sweet frozen slushie drink or even a pink colored drink!
7. Favorite Thing She Likes to Do: Play with Her Sister
Yes, this one damn near melted my mom’s heart. I know my girls are close in age at only a year apart and play together more often than not.
But still, I love knowing that they like being together and are that close.
8. Favorite Thing To Eat: Watermelon (Still!)
I know my girl loves fruit, specifically watermelon. But I don’t always see her eat it. However, when push comes to shove this is the one thing she seems to tell me that she loves to eat, even if it is a flavored watermelon drink!
9. Favorite Animal: Dogs (Another one didn’t change)
Thank god! Because we still very much have our 4-year-old golden retriever, Elsa here. Even though both my girls would love to add a small dog to our home. They do love Elsa, too.
10. Favorite Thing to Wear: JoJo Siwa Unicorn Bow with Initial
Both my girls love the JoJo Siwa bows. They pretty much wear them daily. It was for this reason that when a school picture would get posted online that I could always spot my kid!
11. Favorite Job When She Grows Up: Ballerina
This one stumped me as she only takes on dance class. See she took Hip Hop and Acro in the past. And plans on retaking Acro this fall. But where she got Ballerina from I was stumped.
That was until she told me that if Barbie could be one, so could she!
There you have it. All my girl’s answers at nine years old.
Happy (belated) Birthday to my nine-year-old!
Stay tuned for next year she is turning double digits!