Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Disneyland in just ONE day!

We had just one day to spend at Disneyland, I know we missed a lot but even spending 13 hours there you can only do so much in one day. This was the first time our kiddos got to enjoy the magic of this place...and, as we suspected, it was a HUGE hit with everyone! It was a spendy day, Jericho was free since he is 2, but paying the way for 5 to get in was painful LOL. We for sure won't be back for quite a while. It was totally worth it, and at 2 1/2 and almost 5 the kids were at such a great age to go. So many wonderful memories were made today....and many many pictures were taken Hahaha. I took about 600, so consider yourself lucky that I am only posting about 115 of those ;)
We started off with the character breakfast. It was great to get a good meal in the kids before we spent the whole day walking around...bonus lots of Disney friends came to us for hugs and autographs. We brought a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly (tip bring plastic jars...glass is not allowed in) and a loaf of bread for lunch...trying to keep the costs down a little. We also brought snacks...that is where they get you LOL.

Chip was the first friend we met.

Aww Xan and Chip :)

Lily was on excitement overload a lot today, so a number of my pics of her have the shoulder shrug "Oh my gosh I can't stand it!" thing going on LOL.

Captain Hook...he was funny.


Jericho loved all the characters, I didn't think he would be scared...but you never know.

The kids loved getting autographs.
Tigger doing some bouncing.

High fives :)

The girls almost had a conniption when they saw Minnie. They showed her their dresses...Minnie seemed to approve :)
The kids outfits were a big hit all over the park today actually...nice job Grandma!

Big hugs!

From little man too.

Nice pose Minnie :)
Blowing some goodbye kisses.

After breakfast we were off.
There was so much to see, Jericho wandered off on us one time...little turd.
I wish this picture wasn't so blurry...it is not every day that I capture such a huge smile on Haddie...she usually smirks for the camera LOL.

We had to stand in line to meet Rapunzel. This was new for me...I remember waiting in lines for rides, not so much to meet the characters. But then it has been probably 15 years since I was here last. We were hoping that going on a mid May weekday it wouldn't be too packed. I can't really say what is packed or not, but we never waited more that 30 min or so for any ride, so I'm guessing we picked a good day.

So cute...there go Lily's shoulders again Hahaha.

Time for their first "ride." We took it slow and started off with the Teacups...we were not too sure if we would have ride lovers or ride leavers LOL.

Jericho did a really good job waiting in lines for the most part...thankfully Dad could put Jericho up on his shoulders when he was getting too antsy.

The teacups were a hit, I think we have ride lovers!


Such fun!

Next up we went to what we guessed would be one of Lily's favorite spots...Pixie Hollow!

A little shoulder time...how handsome are they?! :)
The bigs were being entertained by the line keepers...he took them off to spy on the fairies through the gigantic grass. They were running back screaming because they got spotted :)
It is our turn...flying off to meet Tink and Rosetta!


The boys were little mac daddies...Rosetta especially was a gonner LOL.

Look at Jericho's smile...awww!
The girls loved meeting Tinkerbell and Rosetta, a highlight for sure :)

So cute!

Poor Rosetta, she didn't stand a chance Hehehe.

My sister Kim and two of her boys spent all day with us. We don't get to see them near enough so it was super special getting a whole 13 hours together! The extra eyes and hands were awesome too ;)
Brayden getting ready to ride the Dumbo ride with us.


Carousel ride.
We bumped into Pluto in Toon Town.

Autographs are tough when you're a dog.

Goofy was in Toon Town too! He is taller than he looks on TV :)

Does this thing order food?! Hehehe.

The sunscreen was flowing...the only person that came home a little pink was yours truly, of course.
Xander went on his first solo ride...he loved it, such a brave boy!

Then we hit the farm for a bit, this guy was gorgeous.

Next up goat petting.

The kids were really nice and gentle.

I want a goat :)
Jericho loved the goats...a little too much.
He kept trying to grab their faces/noses and give them a kiss LOL, the goats did not appreciate it so much.

Sisters Wub!

Why howdy Jessie!

We did a couple more small kid rides, Pooh, Alice, Snow White....then they were ready to get serious :)

First we took a little boat ride.
The kids zeroed in on this momma and her babies.

Lily and Jericho both took short naps. Good thing we rented the strollers, even if everyone plays musical strollers there like crazy.

The big kids checked out Star Tours with Mom and Dad and their cousins, while Auntie Kimmie and Jericho hung out together :)

They make this look good  8-)

Little Toy Story laser tag ride...the kids shot pretty good for 4 1/2 year olds

Back in another line...keeping Jericho busy.
Finding Nemo sub ride.

Me and Lily on Space Mountain, she was stuck to me like glue all day today. Jason rode with Hayden and Xander went with Christian. Kimmie was nice enough to entertain Jericho for us once more.

Das Auto...have license will crash drive LOL.

Lily was not a good driver Hahaha! The others fared no better.

We let the kiddos each pick one souvneir. Jericho picked this Goofy, and had a death grip on him the rest of the night.

Xander picked a baby Simba, Lily picked a baby Rapunzel and Hayden picked a Minnie Mouse. I still have my stuffed Tramp that I got on my very first Disney trip...back when I was like 10.

Silly family pic. Such a spectacular day...wish we could spend more time here, and with our Vegas/Cali family, but it is back home tomorrow :( Oh well, back to reality...it was really great while it lasted. Something tells me I am going to need a vacation to recoup from my vacation LOL.
Peace, Love and Disney everyone :)

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