This trip was fantastic and really turned out better than I expected. One of my goals during this trip was to get Scott to admit that Disneyland is "Magical" and surprisingly he agreed early on.
We left Klamath on a Sunday and drove down to Elk Grove California to stay with Jan and Allan over night. The plan was to leave super early in the morning and make it to Anaheim as the park was opening but ended up changing plans, choosing to do a day at the beach Monday. So glad we did because it was the hottest day, plus had we waited till Friday like we planned we wouldn't have been able to even step onto the beach due to closure because of one of the biggest rainstorms/swells that LA has had in over 10 years....so we heard.
The kids LOVED Disneyland and surprisingly loved California Adventure almost even more. Favorite rides for them were Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars ride, Soaring over California, Grizzly River, Bug's Life section, trading Disney pins, and the whole Hollywood section of California Adventure with the art classes and the talk with Crush room.
But I would have to say that overall the group favorite was watching the Aladdin play in California Adventure! We saw it twice it was so darn good. Funny actors and an amazing set.
(This is Ellie on The Tower of Terror. Lets just say she HATED it! she cried for about 20 min. after the ride ended)
(This was Sawyers face at every parade. He loved them!)
(The girls loved all the Princesses and got a lot of their signatures. Connor was told to give Merida a hug right before this was taken and he then moved further away.)
( It just so happened that my friend Laura and her family were at Disney the same time as us! SO good to see her!)
(every morning Tinker Bell left the kids fun Disney surprises that they could take into the park or wear in the hotel)
(Connors favorite meal we got in the park)
What a great experience for everyone and my favorite family vacation so far. Scott says enjoy it cause we probably wont be back till Sawyer is in high school.....but the kids and I won't let that happen :)