Note to self…next time you go to Disneyland make sure it isn’t on a holiday. Oh, and make Derek come….
I haven’t blogged about Disneyland yet because honestly I haven’t recovered yet. Overall, it really was fun. It was great to see James, Kathy, Justin, and Kayla. Connor had the greatest time. But I have literally never seen so many people in one place and I am just exhausted. The exhaustion started on Thursday night. Disneyland jitters combined with a coffee drink that was supposed to be decaf resulted in one humdinger bout of insomnia. I didn’t fall asleep until 3 a.m. Thursday night and Friday started bright and early at 7:00 a.m.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but I will say that I left the house at 9:00 a.m. and got home at 8:00 p.m. I spent 3 hours in the car, 5 hours hanging out with James and Kathy, and 3 hours on my own with the kids (which includes time at the park itself and getting from the car to the park.) The 5 hours with Jame and Kathy were a blast. We didn’t get to do too many rides because of the huge crowds, but it was still just so fun. I love hanging out with them. The 6 hours I was on my own…not fun. Well, maybe an hour of it was fun. When we got home, Derek was here and I broke down. I just don’t ever want to go back to Disneyland without him by my side. I think it was the drive home with both kids crying that just pushed me over the edge.
So, I have been debating…was it even worth it? And yes. It was worth it to see how much fun Connor had. And to see James and Kathy. And just to go. When are we ever going to live 45 minutes from Disneyland again? I plan on going back to Disney when we come back to Cali for Derek’s graduation. But I absolutely won’t be going on my own with the kids!
It was hard to even take pictures because I was holding Logan in all the lines and on all the rides. But here are just a few from our day.
Justin and Connor…boys love headlock hugs!
Playing with Gordon the train might have been Connor’s favorite part. There’s a whole story behind Gordon going to Disneyland, but that’s a story for another time.
Kathy and I with the boys waiting for the big train.
Sweet babies, Logan and Kayla
The end of the day…exhausted Logan and sugar high Connor.
Can we please come back?