Monday, November 26, 2012

Caroline's Visit - Part One

We had a fantastic time with Caroline!
 
Several pics from our visit. 


 
Always stop for See's Candy!
 


 
California Adventure!
 


Santa.
 


The elf was fantastic.  Jack and Laine both had autograph books.  So fun!
 

 


Doesn't Caroline look amazing?  Best I have seen her in years.
 


 
This is the bench Walt Disney used to sit on.
 
We watched a video on how Disneyland came to life so many decades ago.  Brought tears to my eyes.  I love this happy place.
 
 
Who is this kid?
 
Carter?
 
Nope.  Jackie.  Such a big guy!



 
Stefan and Bella made their debut at the hotel.

 
Lots of breaks from the park.  Back at night for the parade and lights.
 
Look at my strong sister holding Lainey.
 



Why?
 

 
Fireworks from the sunset deck on the roof of our hotel were fantasic.  Warm and cozy in footie pjs.  No crowds and craziness.
 
 
 Back soon with more pics.
 
10 days until NYC!
 
The countdown has begun.  Still so much to do.  After today, I have one day off from work until we go.  Busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 


9 comments:

Jo said...

I so need to come and visit you ... looks like so much fun!

Dee Stephens said...

Caroline does look GREAT!! You're so right! So, do you!
I can't believe how big your kids are getting. I remember when I first started reading your blog Lainey was still in diapers.
Crazy!
I love Disney too and your idea of watching fireworks from the hotel rooftop sound perfect to me. That way you could enjoy a cocktail or two while in the process :)

starnes family said...

Thanks, Dee. Yes, it's been a long time! My kiddos are big kids now.

Lauren W said...

Disney. WORLD!! it's like Disneyland x 10. When are you going to go???

Lauren W said...

Disney. WORLD! When are you going to go?

Lauren W said...

Disney. WORLD! When are you going to go?

Lauren W said...

Disney. WORLD! When are you going to go?

starnes family said...

Said the girl who lives in Florida. Geez, Lauren.

I can't rationalize $10K on that trip when we have Land right here!

You can go to Land and not have to take out a loan. We will make it to World one day, but for now, we are loving Disneyland!

Kristen said...

Quinn is napping. Rare, but thank god. So I am catching up. I see I am way behind and missed a lot.

Caroline. Wow. She looks fabulous. I know I don't "know her" but I adore her anyway. Please tell her I say so.

Stefan and Bella?? Where's Ruby? Did I make up the fact that I swear you used to have a Ruby? Fill me in.

Love the pics of the punks jumping and diving. Pure joy.