The day of her birthday we woke up early and sang to her. We then grabbed our bags and headed to the airport. The trip was so sweet and fun, and such an experience. A few photos of our trip below...
For her birthday night, Peter planned dinner at Chef Mickey's, which is apparently the hottest ticket in town. The food wasn't good, but the experience was incredible. Characters came to our table and hugged and danced and took photos with the kids. She even received a little card with all of their signatures. For a special birthday celebration, they gave her a cupcake with a candle and all the characters dance around in a circle, swirling their napkins singing "Celebrate!" We couldn't stop smiling.
We only went to Magic Kingdom one day (which I highly suggest!), and felt completely satisfied in our visit. We went early in the morning and then took naps at the hotel and returned to a less crowded park and rides and stayed super late for the fireworks.
Lake Buena Vista Best Western Disney Spring Resort, which was inexpensive in comparison and had a pool. It rained on and off during our visit, but when we did catch a few moments of sun, we really enjoyed the pool. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the parks, so it was super easy to get to the parks and back to the hotel.
Our time was truly magical, and it is the happiest place on earth. I think Peter and I had more fun than the kids! If you'd like to visit multiple parks during your trip, I highly suggest the park hopper option. Since Oak is still so tiny, one day was more than enough stimulation. But we area already dreaming of a way to get back there.