Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Time at Disney + Lainey's 5th Birthday at the Park

Not a bad way to celebrate a birthday. 

While waiting for her makeover, we shopped near the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  90% of the characters were lining up in this shop to walk out of the castle.

So fun to interact with them candidly.

Love these little feet.

New to the routine!  This is Lainey's 3rd makeover.  It changes a bit each time.

I love how so many things in Disneyland mimic real life.  The Cristal in New Orleans was one of my stomping grounds while in college.

Had a lovely sit down lunch for LC's birthday.

The Haunted Mansion is in full Jack Skellington glory.

I rode Splash Mountain for the first time!  Poor Laine was scared.  This is going up the final hill.

Awesome.  The photographer thought we were insane when I told him to just snap away at pics while we tried to pose.  

All of the sudden, there were princesses everywhere.

Patient Laine.

One day - sooner than I want - this won't be so magical.

I am loving it for now.

We met up with Sara from Everyday Life with the Nevilles.  We've been friends for years, but have never met In Real Life.

Hudson is as cute as I expected.  Here he is entering the castle.

These three got along famously.

Sara's brother, Austin, joined us.

There's Sara!  We all had such a good time.  Wish I had met her mom and other bebe, John Robert.  They took it easy at the hotel this day of their trip.


This is what you look like right after the princess whose dress you're wearing mouths "Happy Birthday" and blows a kiss to you from the float. 


Love this punkin kid.

Christmas card!  You think I'm kidding.  Watch.

Such a great visit.  Love Sara!

Sara and her crew left.  We headed to California Adventure to check out Cars Land.

It was awesome.  Can't say enough about it.

What the?

Traffic cone sodas.  So cute.

We waited 1.5 hours for the biggest of the 3 new attractions in the park.  Totally worth the wait.

You get into one of the Cars and tour around a bit.

Then you get a fresh coat of paint.

Finally, the race begins.

And, you take off.  It is SO FAST.  We were all screaming.

You are matched up against another car on the same type tour through Cars Land.  We won!

6 people per a car.

Here is what the cars look like.  That's not us.

On our way out.  These are the lines.  It was 11pm or so by this time and the park closes at 10pm.  As long as you're in line, you're OK.  

And, it's time to go.  Night night, kiddos.

And, to my sweet Lainey Caroline........a Happy Birthday indeed.  

We had a blast celebrating.

And, her party is still on the horizon!  Halloween/Birthday this year in October.  Stay tuned.


The Jones Family said...

Great pics! Can't wait to go back... And we have baby J to share in all the princess magic when the two munchkins get too old for it!

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Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What an awesome birthday experience for Lainey's 5th birthday! One of my pre-schoolers just got back from visiting Disneyland with her family.

Leiah said...

Man, I want to be Lainey when I grow up! My birthday is also in October so can we make it a joint party? I promise to bring lots of LSU gear and any & all kinds of LA food or beverage you desire.

aunt caroline said...

Can't wait for Cars Land!!!

Lindsay @ whimsy.girl said...

Love the potential Christmas card pic...I see it with the caption our "cup runneth over"! :) Cute pics. Love the birthday sash!!

Sara said...

Such cute pictures!! Loved meeting you and your precious family! So glad to share in the fun of Lainey's birthday. Can't wait to make another trip out.
Why am I the only one in these pictures that look hot and sweaty???? WTH? Next time we come out, it better not be 105 degrees. :)
Love you!

Jodee said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Love the pictures!

Jo said...

What a magical birthday! It looks like you all had so much fun! Happy Birthday to Lainey!

Dee Stephens said...

WOW! What a magical time! I so love Disney!
That new attraction in Cars Land looks and sounds fun!!
Also, love that the New Orleans area of the MK has been ramped up. I don't remember Christal though? The Mickey beignets are brilliant!

Monica said...

OMG. I love those little princess feet too! What a FUN birthday celebration. Great pic of you two at the end!

Anonymous said...

You are killing me-----I need to hear the big news! The suspense is driving me crazy!!! :)

Heidi DeGroot

Wiz said...

Happy birthday to Lainey! What day is her birthday? Its got to be close to Sula's wwhich is the 27th. One day we will have to bring the crew out to Disneyland. I have only been to Disneyworld! It looks like so much fun!!

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