One of our main reasons for planning the southern California trip was to go to DisneyLand. Our girls are at the perfect age so we thought it would be fun! Katie had a connection and was able to get us a room at the Disney Hotel for 1/2 off, which allowed us access to the park an hour early. And she even got us 2 free tickets into the park!
We got there Sunday night, explored the hotel for a bit and then put the kids to bed. Katie and I went out for a walk, got a treat, and then chatted for a couple hours.
Monday morning we headed out for rides. The Jacintos brought a babysitter with them, so we left Brielle at the hotel with her. I felt bad leaving her, but she wouldn't want to stay in her stroller and this would allow us to ride rides with Izzy and Cambry.
The kids rode Around the World, which was their favorite, while I was setting things up with the babysitter. Cambry didn't want to ride this ride because she didn't want to get wet.
Ready to go ride Toy Story
I love this girl so much! We met our Freshmen year in the dorms and have been friends ever since. She is one of the most thoughtful people I know. I remember her making me homemade cinnamon rolls for my birthday, a cookbook (she knew I was clueless), and an apron. She knew how to make a girl feel special. Our husbands were BYU baseball teammates and roommates so even after marriage we have stayed really good friends and continue to hang out often, even if they moved to sunny California.
These 3 girls had so much fun together!
These kids loved being together.
These cuties loved riding big kid rides together.
Ready to go on Cars! This was one of Cambry's favorite rides.
While the big kids were riding California Screamer, we went for a ride on Little Mermaid.
Cambry loved meeting princesses. Elsa and Ana were here favorites.
Star Trek ride; this one made me a little dizzy. I don't do well with 3D rides.
Cambry started off with smiles, but ended with tears. It was a little rough for her.
Cambry's favorite part of Dinsey was meeting all of the princesses.
Love this little poser.
Have to ride Dumbo!
And get a picture in Dumbo.
Went for a ride on the train.
Last ride of the night.
And just like that the girls were out at 6:45. It had been a long, fun day. It was a perfect ending to a great trip.
The next morning we ate breakfast at the resort; Izzy drank some yummy hot chocolate.
Then I flew home with the girls. Mike stayed to have some business meetings and then drove home the next day. Brielle was tired and needed a nap, so let's just say she wasn't the most pleasant on the plane.