It’s been 2 years since we had our magical Disney vacation, and I was getting the Disney itch…bad. A week long family trip was not in the cards for us this year, so I proposed a girls trip. Daddy was not upset about having the house to himself with Easton :)
Nana decided to come along…and we asked the other grandkids. Hailey was the only one who jumped on the bandwagon, so it ended up being a true girls trip.
When we went 2 years ago, I told the girls when there were 10 days left to leave. That was TOO long to wait. They had no concept of 10 days. This time, I decided to wait until 2 days before we left. I created a scavenger hunt for them….they had to find clues all over Nana’s house. The clues would spell a special message :)
The clues were hidden all over. Each time they would find one, it would give them a clue to where the next one was hiding. They absolutely LOVED finding clues. In fact, when we got home, they wanted to play “scavenger hunt” again.
Each clue held a letter to the special message. There were numbers on the back of the letters to help them “spell” it later :)
When they found all the clues, I laid out the message board for them – it was time to figure out the message!
I had them put the letters where they went on the board. They knew where the letters went, because the numbers on the back told them where to place them on the board.
Finally, we unveiled the message. Kennedy had the honor of reading it out loud.
Their first questions were, “When!? Today!? Tomorrow!?” I told Seth I should have waited to tell them on the way to the airport!!! They were SO excited when they found out their cousin Hailey was coming with us – they look up to her so much. I told them it would be a quick trip, but it was better than not going at all! We had a lot to do in 3 days, and we could not wait to begin.