Monday, June 24, 2013

the happiest place on earth

Truly. It is the happiest place on Earth. We, over here at my house, are Disney fans! I would love to live in California and be an annual pass holder. (Among other things. California is pretty great!) 

And's a lot of cell phone pictures since I left my camera charger at home! Boo. My cute Mom did send it on day 3 along with Libby's character autograph book I also left behind. Doh! 

^^^ We made it!!! (This pic is for my Mom...she loooooves jumping pictures. (Jared is jumping too.)) ^^^

^^^Sittin' pool side and enjoying the water slides on day 1.^^^

^^^ We had been saving ALL year and were prepared to go all out this trip. We stayed at The Grand California Hotel connecting right to California Adventure. It was heaven not dealing with shuttles so early and so late at night like past trips. The bunk beds were a BIG hit as well. The biggest bummer though was our first morning there we got up before the sun to get in line for Early Entry. (Disney Hotel guests get in 1 hour before the park even opens.) Head to the bathroom and.... NO WATER!!! A pipe broke in the night and the entire hotel was out of water! We brushed our teeth with a water bottle and headed to Disneyland to use the restroom. Cray-Cray! ^^^

^^^Logan is my child that loves his sleep!! He goes down early and sleeps in late so, the Early Entry was not his favorite part of this trip. When we were all scrambling to get ready each morning he would find a spot on the floor and drift in and out of sleep until we scooped him up to go. Our fourth or fifth ride was the Merry-Go-Round and you can tell it's just still too early for him.^^^

^^^Poor Libby was so confused about Disneyland. When you walk in the park there's not much to it so, when I asked her for the classic family photo op she wasn't too thrilled. Once we walked down Main Street and she saw that castle her eyes just lit up. She said, "Mom, I'll take a picture with the castle! And I want to hold Logan!" Okay then....^^^

^^^Libby mapping out our first day during breakfast!^^^

^^^Logan and I did a lot of hanging out while the big kids road rides. 
Libby was just barely tall enough to get on.^^^

^^^And although she was tall enough, I don't think she was brave enough! After Splash Mountain she said to Jared, "I just want to ride little girl rides now."^^^

^^^Cousins! All 3 of these littles live in different states so they get really excited to be reunited!^^^

^^^Oh, just Logan looking like a total big boy riding Winnie The Pooh.^^^


^^^Rocking out to the Phineas and Ferb band!^^^

^^^This was our first time in Cars Land and I think we'd all give it 2 thumbs way up. So darling, such fun rides, and yummy food! Disney does it again.^^^

^^^Souvenir shopping is my favorite part! I kept trying to get Libby to pick this cutie stuffed Dumbo but, she just wasn't interested. Finally Jared said, "McCall. She wants Lady and the Tramp. Leave her alone." Haha. Fine. I'll get Dumbo for ME!^^^

^^^Adios Grand California. Besides your first days mishap we got along pretty great!^^^

^^^Isn't the drive home just the worst?^^^

We did see some characters (not many) but, I need to collect those pictures from Brandie.


Shan @ Design Gal said...

SO cute! We need a girls trip to D.L. where we can take our time, browse the shops, eat at yummy places, and enjoy the park! :)

pollydove said...

*Love the jumping picture! (And that was Jared "trying" to jump. lol)

*I hope the swanky hotel compensated their guests with something for the inconvenience of NO WATER! What a nightmare.

*Logan catching some winks during the morning was hilarious. Sweet little boy.

*Libby was WAY too widdle to ride Splash and Space Mtn rides, but I DO love the picture of you coming down Splash Mountain! Way cute.

*Libby rode Dumbo all alone?!!! She seems too widdle for that too! Oh my!

*Love the pics of Libs dancing to the P & F band! She's too precious.

So glad you guys had a great time! Sure wish I could have joined you ... we definitely need to do a Disney trip with this side of the family. Maybe next year!!!

Love you.

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