Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hi, my name is Alice, and I am addicted to Disneyland.
A couple of weeks ago, we made another trip to Disneyland. It was another one of those very short notice vacations that we are getting really good at. Our annual passes expire at the end of May. I helped my cousin and sister-in-law in planning their May Disneyland trips, which made me miss it. We had been working hard at finishing our back yard. The combination of all those things somehow led to us one day joking about how we should squeeze in one more trip, that night looking at a calendar to see if we even had a few days we could go, and a week later, packing the car and heading out.
It was a really fun trip. My sister Emily went with us, which was a lot of fun. The kids loved hanging out with her and she had a good time too. As usual, the kids were great on the drive. It took us about ten hours to get there, and we only stopped once. I couldn't believe that we could get there with that few stops. Zoe was awake the whole drive and didn't fall asleep until we drove into the hotel parking lot. If they weren't such great travelers, there is no way we would have gone so many times this year.
We had a blast at Disneyland. Robby, as usual, loved all of the roller coasters and trading pins. Zoe's favorite ride this trip was Pirates of the Caribbean. She called it the "wee hill" ride. She loved the little hill and splash. She loved seeing the characters again too (pictures to come later in the week.) I don't even know how to explain why I love it all so much. It is just so much fun for me to see my kids so happy and to have so much fun together as a family. Hardly a day goes by that the kids don't mention Disneyland and talk together about something they remember. I feel like we have such a short time that they are young and I want to take advantage of that time as much as I can.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.
Robby thought he was so funny wearing this princess hat.
Zoe loved the Playhouse Disney show this time. Her favorite shows on TV are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, My Friends Tigger and Pooh, and Little Einsteins, and all of those are part of the Playhouse Disney Show. She thought it was great.
This is on California Screaming. It looks like Robby is scared or something, but in reality he was just mad at me that I was taking his picture on the ride. He was pretty sure that it was against the rules and he just knew we were going to get in trouble.
Our annual passes have expired now, so we are done with Disneyland for right now, at least until December.