Saturday, November 12, 2011

DisneyLand- Day 1

We got to the park right when it opened because we were having Breakfast with the characters. This was such a highlight to the trip. When we finished breakfast we had only been at the park for a little over an hour and already felt like the trip was worth it and if it all ended right then it would all be worth it. The kids got so delighted to meet Tigger, Minnie, the Fairy Godmother, Chip & Dale, and Captain Hook. Although Autumn wouldn't look at Captain Hook, it was the funniest thing I have ever seen. I have zero pictures from this, which I will get into later.

After breakfast we took the kids on their first few rides, we did an airplane ride, the Buzz Lightyear ride, Finding Nemo Sub ride, the Jungle Tour, Dumbo ride, a Carousel, we went to Toon Town and met Mickey Mouse in his house. Again I have zero pictures from all these even though I took about 120 pics from the time we entered the park until this point. We then decided to ride the train around the park of Disneyland, it was around 1 o'clock and Weston was starting to get a little ornery, so I knew a train ride would cheer him up or put him to sleep. I took some pictures of my father in law with Bailey on the way to the train and wanted to show Drew and when I hit the button on my camera to show him it said, "No memory stick." I started crying and was so mad! I never take my memory card out of the camera, so I never thought to check if it was in there. I was also mad the dumb camera didn't have internal memory incase no memory stick was there. So thankfully, Drew and my father in law ran to a shop on Main St. and got me a new memory card. We then spent some time trying to recreate pics that I had now lost, or actually never had. My father in law has a few from breakfast on his phone that I need to get.

This was the view from the Train Station. It was beautiful. The park was decorated for Christmas.
After our train ride, some of the characters were out on Main St. Which I was so happy to be able to retake pics of the kids with characters that I didn't have from the breakfast.

 Weston would run up and hug every character right away.
These lollipops were heavenly. We got one for each of the older kids and it kept them quiet during the points when we were just walking around.

Then we went to Downtown Disney to eat at ESPN Zone, Weston with my father in law.
We had time to kill before the parade so we did some shopping at the stores down there. The kids got a kick out the lifesize Woody made out of  Lego's at the Lego Store.
 Drew and Bailey before the parade.
 I love this picture of Weston, after the parade we got on our shuttle to head back to the hotel. My mother in law is showing him her bag that has all the Disney characters on it and you can just see how happy he was and how wonderful this day was for him.

The day was such a huge success! Bailey was fine sleeping in the stroller or being held, the kids didn't complain about lines for the rides. (Ok, Weston did a couple of times, but a 2 year old doesn't really understand lines and why he can't just walk onto a ride. But considering he had no nap and was out in the sun all day, he did great.) The highlights for me of the day were the breakfast and the parade. I actually got teary eyed during the parade watching my kids light up with excitement with the music blaring so loud and seeing all their favorites characters wave to them and dance down Main St. They would shout out to the characters and wave excitedly and giggle with joy if they waved in their direction. That's when I realized how truely magical this place is for kids. And why it is considered the happiest place on earth.


Rebel said...

I love this!! Thank you so much for posting!! I miss you guys

Cindy Ardis said...

How wonderful! It was magical just reading about it. So sad about the pictures, can only imagine how sad you were. But the memories, holy cow! I can't wait to see more pictures! I love how happy youball look.

Rebel said...

YOU LOOK FANTASTIC BY THE WAY! I love that shirt in the first picture!!

Heather said...

How fun! I didn't know you guys were at Disney Land. I bet ya'll are having the time of your life. And what an awesome family memory that you will always cherish!