OK, I'm back. And, now that I've been absent from the blog for a few days, I'm reminded of how weak my memory is. Perhaps it's vacation and the lack of schedule and so many exciting things all packed into one definite amount of days....my mind is working over time managing laundry and making sure everyone has a dry swim suit for the day and monitoring just now much sand Lainey is digesting at the beach and where did I put that sunscreen, anyway? Vacation is a lot of work, people!
So, I'll do my best to get back on track. Let's start with Disneyland on Thursday.
Folks, it actually is the happiest place on earth. I'm here to tell you.
I love it. Love it all.
Been going since I was a toddler and am thrilled to be able to take my own children now. We've been lucky enough to visit every 3 years since we started having kids.....2003.....2006.....2009.
Always our first stop: Mickey ears.
Absolutely essential pic with Mickey.
Baby Lainey waving good-bye.....it's so magical for the little ones.
Carter waiting patiently for our big day to really get started.
The fam, Walt Disney, Mickey and the castle.
Carter and Jack trying to pull the sword from the stone.
Tea Cups. Love this pic. Everyone looks like they're having fun!
After Tea Cups. Nice.
My absolute, all-time-favorite ride in the history of all rides on this earth - It's A Small World. The characters, the song, the colors, the happy feel of it all. Pure joy.
Carter loved this one. Not a choo-choo for Jack.....scary!
Disney's ode to New Orleans.....and southern Louisiana, in general....beautiful.
Another favorite ride.....The Haunted Mansion. So fun year round. Even more so at Halloween.
Snack time while we waited for the parade.
Lively and fun.....and we lucked out with our placement on the parade route. Mickey and the main characters were right in front of us.
Lainey became bashful and overwhelmed by it all. So precious to see.
Until this guy came out.....Lelo (or Stitch?). Either way, she was not interested.
There was dancing.
And, lots of waves to the characters. This baby girl melts my heart.....I never knew sweetness like this before her.
And, then it was time to go. The day was divided up well.....we had a hotel room for showers and naps and then an overnight stay.
But, it's still exhausting.
And, worth every penny.
See you in 3 more years, Mickey.....or maybe sooner. Hopefully, sooner!