I’m going to attempt to go back and blog about our vacation to California we took back in May. It was only 2.5 months ago, but man, it already feels like it was forever ago while at the same time seeming like it was just yesterday. I think that is the paradox of time and getting older. Things seem like they were just yesterday but at the same time a distant memory. Weird.
It’s almost midnight. I feel a little loopy and waxing poetic about the passage of time if just not where this blog needs to go. So back to Disneyland.
After much hemming and hawing, we decided to stay at the Disneyland Hotel. I think it was a great choice. I loved being right at the park and Downtown Disney. I also loved taking advantage of getting into the park an hour early! That perk alone makes it worth staying right on site. I think it goes without saying that we had a wonderful two days at Disneyland. But I’ll go ahead and say it. We had a wonderful time at Disneyland.
1) For Connor, the roller coasters. And for me, too. I love roller coasters and it is so fun having a kid who is big enough and wants to ride them! Space Mountain was awesome. California Screamin’ was awesome. Those two rides were definitely the highlight for Connor. He also went on the Tower of Terror a few times, although for that one he hated the creepy/scary side but loved the free fall part.
2) Logan’s facepaint. He was so excited about his pirate face.
3.) The Toy Story rides. Camryn was not really into the rides, but she loved the Woody and Buzz rides.
1.) The Haunted Mansion for Logan. Derek tried to take him on it and he totally flipped out. Logan, despite being my wild and crazy boy, does not like scary rides and does not like rides where he can’t see the whole thing from the outside-which is like every ride at Disneyland. He did have a great time, but it just meant there wasn’t a lot that we all rode together or even just the boys together.
2.) Any character. Camryn freaked anytime she saw a character. We didn’t have to waste any time waiting in lines to meet princesses or get autographs.
3.) It rained on us. And it was cold. It didn’t ruin the day or anything, but it certainly wasn’t the weather we were expecting in Southern California in May.
I really didn’t take a crazy amount of pictures at the park. I was having too much fun to take pictures! But here are just a few that I really love.
I couldn’t convince all 3 to take a picture in this spot, but each boy wanted one with Camryn. Typical.
Logan made the cutest pirate.
And Connor’s choice, was….well…very, very Connor. He’s always done his own thing. He was happy and that’s all that matters.
Cami did a lot of hanging out while the big kids rode rides. But she didn’t mind one bit. She is such an easy going 3rd born!
My kids loved this bubble guy! And I loved the chance to get some super cute and happy pictures of them.
How do you like Cami’s outfit? I think it goes without saying this is a Camryn Original. In most situations I let my kids dress themselves in whatever is weather appropriate. I’ll admit it’s a little harder with a girl…she has a closet full of the cutest outfits! But I always love seeing what they pick out and I have a soft spot in my heart for crazy outfits thanks to Connor. I wish I had done a better job at tagging and organizing posts over the years because I would pull up some of Connor wearing gloves and headphones to sleep or covered in foil head to toe. I love to look back at some of the crazy outfits my kids have put together!
When it was all said and done, we had to drive back to our condo in Lake Arrowhead (about 1.5 hours away.) This was the scene in the back of the car within 15 minutes of leaving Disneyland.
Yup, I think it goes without saying that we had a fabulous time.
Just don’t ask Connor about this picture, because he swears up and down that he was not tired did not fall asleep in the car on the way home from Disneyland.