We went with our friends the Guse's, and their cute cute kiddos.
The kids each got a pair of sunglasses in their plane bags (we don't need things like SUN glasses in Oregon haha), and Levi was apparently pretty happy about these...
Caden's sunglasses were "Batman" and I am pretty sure he didn't take them off the whole trip. Inside, outside, awake or asleep he had them on!!
California screaming...yes, I screamed the whole time. This ride was definitely one of our favorites!!
We got two early entries as part of our hotel package, and Disneyland closed at midnight...needless to say, Caden was beyond exhausted. He was a really good sport though and his lack of height was an advantage b/c we didn't have to wait in very many lines for the bigger rides b/c of the stroller pass. Nice!
The most amazing balloon expert (hmmm...not sure the official title for this!) came to our restaurant and our sweet friends got the kids some balloons. They were amazing! Spiderman, aliens, crazy hats, pirate swords, you name it. We had a bit of an audience with all of the balloon dancing we did after dinner.
One of the highlights for me was seeing our good friends the Lauper's while we were there. Not only did the beautiful weather we enjoyed the whole trip make me miss California, but seeing Ryan and Arlene and their adorable boys made me miss it even more! We got to catch up for a bit, but it was definitely too short a visit!!
Imagine waiting in a 40 minute line to take a 30 second picture with Aladdin and Jasmine. I don't have to imagine such things...I got to experience it first hand. But, I did get to admire Jasmine's abs and Aladdin's eyebrows, which was sort of exciting. :)
Same long line, only this time no abs or eyebrows to admire, only Pluto.
Our flight home did NOT go smooth. We flew Alaska on our way home and they charged us for each checked bag (which we weren't aware of, and JetBlue on the way there did NOT charge for bags) so we last minute started consolidating and trying to carry on additional bags...which would have been annoying but tolerable except it ended up having all my toiletries, sunblock, and additional food items that we had to throw away. So $40 for bags, and probably $50+ worth of thrown away food/sunblock/etc. I was not happy. Then the flight was nearly two hours delayed, and we got home after midnight. Kiddos were tuckered out, but we made it. We definitely had the full Disneyland experience! Such a fun family trip!