We finally made it back home from our longest trip ever! We had a blast but were all very excited to see the “Welcome to Texas” sign. I am still sorting through the five hundred plus pictures from our trip but wanted to go ahead and post a few. I really intended to post a few while on our trip but we were having too much fun to stop and when we did, it was to sleep!
Miss Olivia turned eighteen months while on our trip and, I think, doubled her vocabulary! She talks all day and isn’t afraid to make her opinion known. Here are just a few of the words that she picked up on our trip. Some were completely dependent on being in Walt Disney World. Others she just happened to learn.
She learned several more of the character names such as Goofy, Donald, Dale, Nemo and the generic term, princess. In Walt Disney World, all little girls are addressed as princess by the Cast Members. By the end of our trip, Olivia started saying, “Hi princess!” back to them.
Other Disney terms she learned were monorail (but only spoken with great excitement!), ride, small world (she will even sing the song for you), show, and tick-tock (As in making that sound like the Tick-Tock crock from Peter Pan that chases Captain Hook.).
Olivia also learned pizza, fry, yogurt, brush, sticker, and trash (every time we passed a trashcan). She also uses the word, “pretty” to mean bracelets and necklaces. She asked for a “pretty” every time we passed the rack. She also picked up the phrases, “this way” and “there she is.”
Not only did Olivia learn the word, sleepy, she also figured out that if she woke up in the middle of the night, could see us in our bed, and cry out that I would pick her up to keep the neighbors happy (she screams very loudly!) and put her in our bed. Thankfully, there were only a few nights that she was even in the same room with us so that didn’t happen very often.
She also learned the word, hug, because of all of the times she was asked if she wanted to give the characters a hug. Now, she says, “hug” and runs to us with outstretched arms. (Which I absolutely love!)
My favorite thing that she started saying is her own name, which comes out as O-whiv-i-a. Absolutely precious just like she is!