Thursday, May 14, 2009

A whirlwind trip

So Last Friday, Jason, the girls, my parents and I took off for a trip to Disneyland! An absolutely wonderful time was had by all:) We got there Friday afternoon and hung out by the pool for a little while. Then early to bed to try and get ready for a LONG day of walking. We got to the park at 8:15 and went strong for 6 hours. Reese said that she didn't want to start with any sissy rides, so we headed for the big mountain she saw (Materhorn). She did awesome! She just didn't like the scary animals that came out:).
We went back to the hotel for a little nap and then we were back for a full night of rides, parades and fireworks!
The girls did absolutely awesome! Payton was such a trooper. She is a little girl that really likes her bed and bunny for her naptime. So I was really worried about her sleeping. I just put her in the Ergo and out she would go. So unfortunately, she is on my back for most of the pictures. "I promise you were there Payton!"
Our last day we decided to go to Califoria Adventure. They have a restaraunt called "Ariel's Grotto". Before you are sat at your table, you get to meet Ariel. Then while you are eating, different princesses stop by your table and you get to meet them and take pictures with them. What a special thing for a 4 year old little girl! We were all a little emotional seeing Reese's magical reaction. My wonderful Dad was all teary eyed:) He is such a softie:)
Outside of being exhausted, we had an absolute blast! We would recomend it to anyone who is brave enough to try it!

The day we flew out we spent a couple of hours at the Santa Monica Pier. Lunch, sand, sun and a ferris wheel. Wonderful!

Every once in awhile, J and I need some adult time! Margaritas included:)

Payton was in love with Belle!

Pops even tried the Ergo!

Count on my Mom and I to find the winery in California Adventure:)


Heather said...

great pics! looks like you guys had a blast!

The Cole's said...

OH man.. that looks like so much fun! We have been thinking about taking the kids.. but not sure if Logan was too young or not. Hmmmm.....

Heidi said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip! I love that picture of you guys kneeling down...i can barely see Payton's feet hanging out of the!! What a great trip to take with grandparents!!

The Dragt Family said...

What a fun time!! It sounded like everyone had such a great vacation. We took the kids a few years ago when Natalie was 3, and she just LOVED the princesses too! It is such a magical experiance for the little ones! I am glad you all had a ball!

Jana, Jeff and Jaydin Gilchrist said...

what great pictures, I cant wait to take Jaydin, she would have so much fun. You guys looked like you had such a blast!

Becky said...

So who had more fun - the kids or parents (lol)? What a blast - I'm glad you guys had so much fun. I can hardly wait until our first Disneyland trip.