Sunday, March 15, 2015

Disneyland

We spent two days in Disneyland and the girls had fun trading pins with the cast members. They were thrilled to each find a pin of their favorite princesses. Sophie's is Aurora and Lydia's is Belle.



Right when we walked in we met Minnie Mouse.






Minnie loved their outfits. Thank you Grandma Clayton for making them last minute!
Then Donald Duck walked right up to us and immediately squeezed Easton's cheeks.





Then proceeded to have a conversation with Grandpa Clayton who happens to speak fluent Donald Duck.





The kids loved going on all the rides (well the non spooky ones haha). The girls favorite was Thunder Mountain. Easton enjoyed riding the train and dumbo and of course the merry go round several times.

We rode a raft over to pirate island. Which I did not think we were going to be able to get Easton off of. He loved running around and exploring caves, walking on bridges, and pumping water.


We met a lot more characters like Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie.




Peter Pan...





and some fairies in pixie hollow like Iradessa


and Tinker Bell of course!




Easton LOVED Tinker Bell. He was all smiles and ran up to her. He had walked away after the picture and then she asked for a hug goodbye from all of them and he bolted to her and gave her a big hug.




Walking away he kept smiling and saying "tinker bell! tinker bell!"

The girls were sad we didn't get to walk through Minnie Mouses house the first day so we made sure to do that on day two.






We also walked through Mickey's house and met him too!





Pluto was hanging out in Toontown. The girls thought it was hilarious how he signed their books.



We ended our Disney adventure with the Fantasmic show which was really cool. Sadly Lydia fell asleep right before it started but Easton surprisingly stayed up.





On the way home we stopped to play in the ocean. We had fun getting our feet wet in the waves.



Lydia was caught by surprise by a wave and ended up getting soaked, but she was all smiles.
Easton was not so sure about the waves and decided the sand was much safer.





But in the end he braved the waves and loved it too.


We had such a fun vacation and played hard. The kids did awesome walking all day and it was so much fun having Grandma and Grandpa with us!

Friday, March 13, 2015

California Adventure

This week we took the kids to Disneyland!!! They were so excited and I'm not gonna lie I was too! Maybe more than them haha. Grandma and Grandpa Clayton came with us too which was awesome! The first day we spent in California Adventure. The girls really wanted to meet Ana and Elsa and wore their Frozen inspired shirts..






I know Lydia doesn't look excited in the picture but she really didn't ant to take a picture. We headed into the park to the area where they cut the rope to get fast passes to meet Elsa and Anna. People started being people and cut in front of us. Its amazing how some people act in the happiest place on Earth. All of the sudden a cast member comes up to us and comments on how much she loves Easton's Olaf shirt and took us right in to see the princesses!!! Woohoo! It doesn't pay to cut people ;)




Easton was mesmerized  by Elsa's dress and Anna joked that he had a crush on her. They were so cute with the kids and Anna jibber jabbered non stop it was pretty funny. The Frozen sing along was super cute too and the girls sang through the whole thing.

Sophie loves to draw and so we made sure to stop by the animation class to draw Olaf. 









Lydia and I drew one together and Sophie drew hers all on her own!!! We have a little artist on our hands.




I convinced the girls to go on Tower of Terror which may or may not result in therapy in the future haha. I kept explaining how it was all pretend but they didn't like it at all and resulted in Lydia of being terrified of pretty much any ride that wasn't out in the open....oops.



But to her bravery she did ride them all! Even if it meant her eyes were closed and she was hunkered down in my lap.


With our package we got to go to Ariel's Grotto for lunch. Right before we were seated we met Ariel herself.





Then while we sat and ate a Prince announced four princesses that would walk around to our table. The Prince hinted that one turned a beast into a prince. Lydia got so excited and said "Belle!!!!" I thought she was going to fly out of her seat she was so excited. Belle is her favorite.




Rapunzel and Cinderella came to our table too!





When Tiana came Chad asked how she liked being a frog. She said she didn't like it too much but it fine since at least that's how she met her husband.  She then asked the girls if they would kiss a frog and Sophie immediately said "eww no!" and Tiana replied that you never know because that's what she thought too.





The kids all loved going on rides and Easton did so well the whole trip. He was such a little trooper taking naps in the stroller and staying up late.

He absolutely loved Carsland. He met his favorite character in the whole world Lightening McQueen!!


In the words of Easton "McQueen Ka-Chow!!!"

He also met Red the firetruck which he thought was pretty cool.



 He was too little to ride the main cars ride but he thoroughly enjoyed riding Mater Junkyard tractors several times.




His favorite ride the whole trip was the carousel. They had one in California Adventure and Disneyland. When we walked past it he pointed at it from the stroller and said "Mooooom! Mooooom!  Mooom!"





We rode rides until the park closed the first day and Lydia ended up falling asleep waiting for the Toy Story ride.


I sat her next to me and she literally slept through almost the entire ride even with us spinning around. She woke up the last minute of the ride.

The next two days we spent at Disneyland......