Krissy loves the Disney princesses. Always has, and as she has gotten older, it hasn't changed much. She loves dressing up as a princess, and has several "princess dresses". One dress that she didn't have, was Mary Poppins' Jolly Holiday dress. Jimmy's Aunt Karen is a wonderful seamstress, and offered to make Krissy the Mary Poppins dress she had only dreamed about. She did an incredible job. We had breakfast with Mary Poppins at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian resort our first morning there. And here you can see Mary Poppins posing with our little Mary Poppins. Krissy was so proud, and Mary Poppins made her feel so special. She asked Mary if she could borrow Krissy for a few minutes, and took her by the hand to several of the other tables to show that her "twin" had come this morning for breakfast. So often, Krissy is overlooked because her brother is so cute, but at Disney she is made to feel like a princess everyday.
As a surprise for Krissy, Aunt Karen made her another dress -- it was Belle's country dress. Not only did she make the dress, but also the large bow for the back of her hair. Krissy has the gold gown that Belle is wearing in this photo, but she loved her country dress. I hope that Aunt Karen knows how happy she made this little girl.
Krissy has a Mulan dress, Cinderella's gown, Sleeping Beauty's pink gown, but her dream dress has been Belle's Christmas gown. This year she got her dream gown before the trip to Disney. Disney has the Bibbity Boutique where little (and big) girls can go for a Princess Makeover. Krissy went last year, and loved the results. So this year, Mary surprised her with another makeover.
Here's Krissy after her makeover. The tiara was a gift from Aunt Karen. We aren't quite sure why the stylist chose to put the white hair extension in, but Krissy was pleased as punch. On her left cheek, is a jeweled "tattoo". She really looks like a princess, don't you think?
Krissy's favorite "princess" right now is Tinkerbelle. She wanted to be Tink for Halloween, and got this costume for Trick or Treat. Here she is getting a hug from her idol. All the cast members at Disney are so awesome with the kids. Everyone who sees her in her costumes, greets her by saying "Hello Princess" or calling her by the Princess's name. And although Krissy is always smiling, she really beams when someone calls her Princess.
So as you can see, Disney really is the place where "Dreams come true".