In attempts to get all I can out of my new Disneyland pass I decided to take the kids on our first solo trip. (Angi and Jeanie...wish you could have come too!!) Of course there are no pictures, I brought my camera but couldn't get them to sit still ANYWHERE to document our trip.
If you think I am crazy for taking two kids under three (and a stroller) to an amusement park by myself you are not alone...I thought the same thing but tried not to think about it too much or I would have never done it.
It was amazing. SO SO hot, but amazing. It wasn't so crowded because of the heat so the longest we waited for any ride was 10 mins. (It was the Casey Jr. Train and the highlight of Toby's day)
We were armed with plenty of water, shorts and tanks, and a very handy squirt bottle. They even kept filling our cups with ice for free, which really surprised me for some reason. Overall it was a success. No melt downs, very relaxed, and a wonderful day with just the babes.
P.S. Poor Liv seems to get her fix of traumatizing events every time though. The first time is was Pinnochio, this time it was the Buzz Lightyear ride. Can't anyone warn you your kids are going to freak when they let you on the ride?!?! It is part my fault for wanting to go on every ride we possibly can, but does anyone know any other rides we should steer clear of?
I know Easter was great... but with two sick kids and a sick husband I am too exhausted (and needed) to remember what actually made it that way. I will post later. For now I will leave you with a quote from my amazing daughter. She was playing at the playground at Chick-fl-a when these two older boys came in.
Boy: "Hi, what's your name"
Olivia: "O-ye,yi-a...I'm big"
I literally laughed out loud. She is so funny. She loves to play with the big kids. They were pushing her out of the slide onto the floor and she couldn't have been having a better time. She is way too rough to be a two year old girl. But she's my girl and I love her for it.
So with Lacey and Ben here we decided it would be a good time to take the kids for their first trip to Disneyland. I have been waiting, partly because we didn't have the money, but mostly because I wanted to make it special for them. And to make sure they were really old enough to enjoy it. It was a great time. And to top it off, Kevin surprised me with getting season passes for us!!!! I am so excited to not have Disney envy anymore (Angi and Carynn...hit me up!) It was so much fun to see their little faces taking it all in. Pinocchio was a bad choice for a first ride,
but Dumbo and the carousel made up for it.
The highlight of the trip...no make that their lives...was seeing the lifesize Lightning McQueen and Mater. Seriously, made their lives. (Liv hides it well haha)
So Lacey, Ben, and Georgie made a surprise visit on Saturday. It was a good day. My mom took me to get a pedicure and then Cold Stone. Kevin and my dad were bugging us to hurry home and of course we were all annoyed. But then, as I walked into my door, there is George in my living room. I was so confused until I saw Lacey and Ben standing there too. It was such a good surprise at a much needed time. (I have been feeling in a bit of a rut lately.) So I am so glad that they are staying for a week. I miss Lacey a lot and love spending time with Ben. It is nice to have them around.
Today is the day...seven years ago today Kevin and I offically "hung out" for the first time. I was scared to death that him asking me to hang out was an April fools joke and was on edge the entire time but hey...look at us now. (Not too closely though...haha) I can't believe how much has happened to us in this small amount of time.
I am so thankful that:
Angi and Joey set up an amazing camping weekend
That we were the only two of our friends who actually had jobs (and had to drive out alone together.)
And that he filled up the gas tank on my truck (That really sealed the deal)