Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What a bunch of characters

In lieu of birthday parties this year, we decided to hit the happiest place on earth. We had a great time with not many lines and a lot of sun. We only stopped for pics with these 2 characters, though, because they happened to be around while J and Mister were taking their turn on California Screamin'. Otherwise, we couldn't pause for pics with characters when there were rides to be ridden and cotton candy, Nestle cookie ice creams, popcorn, and churros to be eaten (we skipped dinner in favor of pure treats).

Mister went on all of the rides, of course, and even braved the Tower of Terror twice just so I would have someone to go with (even though he didn't like the ride--what a great kid!) Sweetie was brave enough and tall enough this time around to go on all of the rides but California Screamin'. She actually liked Space Mountain, refused to go on Thunder Mountain Railroad again, and loved Soarin' over California. H loved all the rides we put him on, although he was a little worried about Pirates at first. He was enthralled by Small World and cried at the end of King Tritan's carousel. I thought he would be fighting to get out of his stroller the entire day, but there was enough to see and enough rides for him to ride that he did so well.

Jungle Cruise and Pirates
Bumper cards and It's a Bug's Life Rides

Small World and happy kids!
While in SoCal visiting Disney and visiting Grandma and Grandpa, we also managed a trip to the beach. It was close to evening, though, and a little on the cold side. That didn't stop the kids, of course.


Lindy said...

We were just there too! It would be so sad if it took meeting at Disneyland to see you!! Looks like you guys had a great time!

mwells said...

How fun! It's kind of nice to have their b-days close together when you can do something like this!

draeves said...

I love Disneyland. I know it's not *cool* (especially not for an academic--I read an article for my diss about how Disneyland was a non-space, because there was no real community there), but I love it anyway. Glad you guys had fun.