The Happy Place.
We just got back from a little trip to California and Disneyland. Every time we head out that way, the beach is always top on my list. Even though it was probably warmer at home while we were there; there is just nothing like being at the beach.
We stayed at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas while we were there. Avery loved seeing all the fish in the koi pond.
My mom came with us on this trip and she stayed with Avery so we could go out on our Anniversary. She took Avery (and her underpants) swimming. -Whoops!
Thanks Mom, we loved having you with us for part of the trip.
Last year Kyle’s Mom came with us. I think it will help Avery remember that her first two times to Disneyland were with her Grandmas.
We ate way too much on this trip, and it was so fun! Sometimes, it’s just all about the food.
Last year Avery wasn’t quite tall enough to go on a lot of the big rides, but this year she could go on most of them and she loved it! After Space Mountain, she said “I call we go on that one again!” It was so fun! We were there at a great time of year too, I think the only ride we waited in a line for was Finding Nemo…it’s new.
I think this was the last year that Avery would be into the characters. At the Princess Breakfast she was at a loss for words, which is a rare thing for little Miss Talky Talkerton. I suggested that she could ask each princess a question and my mom said, “How about… How Much Do You Weigh?” (That Deb, she’s a hoot.) I asked Kyle if he thought we should get Avery one of those autograph books to have each character sign, and he said, “Na, I can sign Ariel just as good as the next guy”. I believe him.
We sure got good mileage out of our little Tinkerbell costume. I think it helped get a kiss on the hand from Goofy and bones from Grumpy at the parade. The parade is my favorite thing about Disneyland. This year they have a Pixar Parade over at California Adventure, and it was really fun too. I love a Parade!!
We had a blast, thanks for all the suggestions!