Background info- when Tim and I got engaged in Disney, it all started at this wishing well. So we have made it a tradition to take a picture at this wishing well every time we visit Disney. So it only made sense that we did our gender reveal here.
*Disclaimer- this reveal was 98% Tim's idea... I am just typing up the details.
So here is what we did...
Since we were on this vacation with some of our friends, we gave them the sealed envelope. We took Payton on a ride while they went to buy either a pink or blue balloon. We met back with them at the wishing well.
We gave Payton a coin to throw into the wishing well and to make a wish for her new brother or sister.
Once we took the picture, we told Payton why there was a pink balloon. First reaction from her- she was mad. She really wanted a brother. But then we told her all the fun things she could do with a baby sister and how she could teach her all kinds of things like how to play ponies and princesses and how to wear her hair bows, etc. And then she came around.
Later on, while on the bus (maybe even the next day), Payton says to me... "Mommy, some boys like pink right?" (I had NO idea where this was going). I said yeah honey some boys like pink... she said "well mommy, maybe this baby is a boy but he likes pink and that's why we got a pink balloon." I said oh no honey that is not how this works. But she is DEFINITELY excited for her little sister to be coming soon and her thoughts of having a brother are gone.
We also revealed the baby's name in Disney...
We got ear hats embroidered with Payton's name and the baby's name and took these pictures...
(Pronounced Are-ee-on-uh... NOT Air-ee-on-uh)