Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth

We haven't been on a vacation, just the 4 of us, in 3 years...which means... before Jake was even born! Ahhh! It shocked us when we realized we'd let that much time go by! So it was settled. We'd take off a few days before Memorial weekend and head down south. Kate had been asking when we were going to go to Disneyland and we figured it'd be a good time to go because we could focus completely on the rides and things that were geared towards our kids.
Kate had her eye and heart set on the Mary Poppins horse on the carousel. We didn't get it the first time around, but ran for it the 2nd and 3rd time.... she was beyond thrilled that she got to ride it. Jake was happy to be riding on his own :)

The longest line we waited in the two days we were there was to see the princesses. It was an hour. I've heard horror stories about that wait, so we figured an hour wasn't SO bad. While in line, we "splurged" by letting her get her face painted--what it came down to is she saw the BEAUTIFUL princess dresses that were $65 and really wanted one...

I "happened" to divert her attention to the face painting and she got really excited! PHEW!

We got to meet Princess Tiana...

Have a good chat with Cinderella...

And compare dresses with Ariel.

It was worth the wait to see the smile on her face :)

The rockets were a hit

Jake was MESMERIZED by the parade.

In fact, the kids liked it so much, we saw it again the 2nd day we were there!

Enjoying the Ladybug ride at California Disney

How can you resist these little bugs???

Caught in action-- the teacups were one of the kids FAVORITE rides.

I love their faces as we spun around again and again... I think we went on it 10 times!

Shockingly, the kids never fell asleep right away when we got back to the hotel. I think every night I heard Jake yacking and singing to himself as I drifted off to sleep.

We indulged in quite the treat at the end of our trip. We surprised the kids to breakfast at Goofy's kitchen. We found out that our good friends the Wollesen's would be overlapping our stay and so we were thrilled they could join us!

Kate was ecstatic to meet Sleeping Beauty... that beat the Mickey Mouse waffles and all you can eat dessert :)

Jake was pretty impressed with the sheer size of Baloo.

Great to be together!


Sunny said...

So fun! We've yet to take our kids...but we need to before they get too much bigger. Your pics are great. I love all the big smiles.

Mike said...

Wow, what fun! It is the happiest place on earth.

Jill said...

so much fun!! I'm dying to know how you know Brooke Wolleson. we worked together in the MTC when we were both pregnant and first married. then we were in the same San Jose Stake.

Amber King said...

What a fun vacation! You captured their faces perfectly. So cute!

Trisha said...

Looks like a fun trip! Your kids are growing up so fast.