This post will recap our day at Disney and also test your endurance. May be my longest ever. Hope you last til the end!
Caroline and I always discuss our favorite days on our trips.......and this was it! Disneyland is pure magic.
Caroline had several people ask what she loves.......LJ stands for La Jolla. I concur.
We strategically wait for Mickey to "appear" and then take the obligatory photo. You can't miss it, peeps!
The mouse wanted to meet Meow Meow. Celebrities can relate to each other, you know?
I think this is Goofy or Pluto. Always get them confused. Like Jack's tie? He chose it himself. It compliments his old man loafers.
The other one.
One of our favorites.....The Haunted Mansion.
Lots of help from the little punks.
Lunch time. Nothing like spending $56 on cheap burgers and mac n cheese.
Jack was smitten. It was worth the $600 we likely spent that day just to see him light up.
Blake always braves this ride. It makes me nauseous just looking at it. He's a good sport.
Blurry pics, but I love their happy faces.....
Another obligatory photo........barfing after the tea cups.
Meow Meow waiting in line for the BEST RIDE EVER. It's A Small World.
Upon walking in the park, my flip flop broke. Like, broke so I couldn't wear it at all. So, I perused the Disneywear and settled on this darling Minnetonka Moccasins. Blake and Caroline made fun of me. They're coming back, yall. Just you wait.
It's A Small World. So sweet. Jack and Lainey are always speechless on this one......so much to see and hear.
Lainey wore her princess dress all day.
In Mickey's House.
I try not to get too schmoopy on this blog.......but my heart absolutely fills up with love when I see these two together. They have been buddies since the day Carter was born.
Time to wait for the parade!
Securing our spot. Which was later taken over by people squeezing in to get a better look. And, although we had waited an hour to get a good view, I was surprisingly forgiving. Caroline and Blake? Not so much. They were ready to tear into these ugly people, elbowing small children out of the way to see costumed adults dancing around.
With her hat on backwards, Caroline looks like she could rumble with the best of them!
I don't know.
I couldn't have created this if I tried......princesses meeting and dancing in the streets.
It finally starts!
They invite guests to walk out and dance from time to time. Carter tried, but looked unsure of himself, which is not a common thing for this kid. A cast member gave him a high five when it was over......this smiling, proud face is the result:
Nice look, Blake.
I bribed the kids to all sit, with ears on, for a few pictures. Totally worth it.
Love this one.
Our princess. Yall know I don't care for this term.......but she certainly was one.
Carter hangs all over Caroline when she's with us.
Chocolatears? Like we're eating Mickey's tears? If not, they'd spell it "Chocolateers", right? Weird.
Our favorite penny smashers.
I busted out the Ergo, much to Blake's (and Caroline's) dismay. Get over it, folks. She still fits. Jack, too.
Blake turned into a pre-teen once the little ones fell asleep. He and Carter ran from ride to ride while Caroline and I shopped Main Street. They did them all......Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates, Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, The Matterhorn, etc.
Tried to play with my camera a bit and get some night time pictures.
Caught Caroline and Carter dancing.
Crashed. Like the ones on this post from last year.
Lovely Main Street. So fun.
I had to choose the little ones' souvenirs since they were asleep. Baby Minnie for Lainey and the Monorail for Jackie. They were both pleased when they woke up.
OK. Still here? It was a fabulous day. One for the record books. No one does it like Disney.