Jenn’s 22nd Birthday 2001

(a.k.a. Happy Birthday to me!)


For my 22nd Birthday Cool Daddy and I had planned a trip to Florida to visit my grandparents. We were supposed to fly down a few weeks before my birthday, but then 9/11 happened. We were able to get our plane tickets refunded and we drove to Florida instead. We were there for almost two weeks.

Here’s a little sample of what went down.

Here we are at WDW Animal Kingdom.
This is one of my favorite pictures of us.


At Disney Hollywood Studios (MGM Studios at the time) I tried this Grumpy hat on in one of the stores. I asked Cool Daddy to take my picture. He did and then he just walked off without telling me. I stood there like that for the longest time waiting for him to take the picture. He was a few isles over laughing at me. Oh, you silly, silly man. Little did you know how many times I would embarrass you in public by singing, dancing, carrying on, and calling attention to myself when you’re trying to be inconspicuous.
Who’s laughing now, buddy?

At the Magic Kingdom we were over by Cinderella’s well and I was pestering Cool Daddy to take another 100 photos of me. I saw a bunny and got really excited (Who knows why…I’ve seen them before. I think it was just the idea of a “wild” bunny living in Disney World. I bet it talks. And sings.). A custodian was nearby sweeping up. He smiled at me and all of my weird adorable childlike excitement, then he gave me a Cinderella sticker and told me, “You know that’s a Disney bunny…not just any other bunny. It’s special.” Then he winked and went on his way. I put the sticker on my shirt and I’m pretty sure that Cool Daddy laughed and rolled his eyes at all of the nonsense.

While at Universal Islands of Adventure I saw The Cat In The Hat just hanging out all by himself. His back was turned to me and I ran up to him and screamed “The Cat in the Hat!” and he jumped. Not an “I’m in character, oh you startled me” jump, more like a “I think I need a giant litter box now, crazy lady, can you take it down a notch or 12?!” kinda jump. I got my picture taken with him, because it’s been a life-long dream. And then I went home and crossed it off my bucket list. Once I get to hug Big Bird and Snuffleupagus, and sing a duet with Kermit the Frog I’ll be all set.

At Old Town we went to one of my favorite places (Instant Ancestors) and had this taken:

Then we had this drawn:

(I couldn’t get the whole 11×14 picture to scan into the computer because it was too big!)

On my actual birthday Cool Daddy made plans for us to go see Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba. It was awesome…we both loved it!

There was a cake for me too, and it looks like I was singing Happy Birthday to myself again. I seem to remember the cake being Red Velvet. I’m not sure why because I’ve only had Red Velvet a handful of times in my whole life. I always pick chocolate.




You might be interested in checking out my daughter, Adaline’s, first birthday party
You can take a look at my 1st-20th Birthdays by following the links on this page.
Be sure to check back tomorrow



Posted on September 22, 2010, in Birthdays, Parties and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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