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Monday, October 6, 2008

Disneyland!




So clearly we made it back and oh what a trip! I almost felt like I was on a Griswald family vacation. We had a few mishaps, like we made it all the way to Cedar City (3 hrs away) before it dawned on me that I left Jayda's suitcase with EVERYTHING in it at home on her changing table all ready to load in the car. So we started making phone calls, I called my brother who works at UPS to see how much it would be to ship it to us which would have been $150 so that was not gonna be an option, then we thought well maybe we can stop at the outlets in St. George to buy her some new clothes, enough to get us by anyway. Then my SIL comes to our rescue, she babysits this little girl that is 18 months old that had some extra clothes, so we had to create a few outfits out of that and then buy her some diapers & sippy cups but it worked out. Then our other
Griswald moments where the fact that every one of my kids came back from that trip with scabs or bruises, seriously in Vegas Nyah the poor uncoordinated child was running around a corner of my in-laws pool, tripped and fell in, it was right at the beach front entrance so there wasn't so much a worry about drowning but she scraped up her legs pretty good. Then on the way back through Vegas she tripped out of the pool, now only Nyah could pull this one off; tripping out of the pool but she did, she was saying she needed to go pee and then tripped coming out, falling, scraped up her elbow and then she accidentally peed right there from the fall. So Nyah has a few battle wounds. Jayda on our first night in the hotel, totally face planted it off the bed and got rug burn on her nose. Keira's was a little funny and made me feel bad. We were in Disneyland and Jared was walking ahead of us, so I sent Nyah to catch up with him, I grabbed Keira's hand and started walking fast to catch up to him, well as I am dragging her behind me I hear this BAM! and I get jolted as I was walking, I turn around, only to see that poor Keira walked into the corner of a trash can, we later saw the bruise forming on her forehead, I felt bad about that. She also scraped her upper lip which I have no idea how she got it but she did and it's a scab. So that was the other part of our Griswald vacation now part three is on the second day in Disneyland we got the most wonderful wake up call at 6:30 of Keira throwing up, there is no other sound in the world that will spring parents out of bed faster then the gagging that comes with vomiting. So that second day Jared stayed in the hotel with Keira while she slept and Jayda was there sleeping as well, I took Nyah to Disneyland. Keira felt much better by the afternoon and got to come the park to play. Thank heavens no one else got sick!

Okay so that was the Griswald parts of the vacation, everything else was soo much fun, we had 3 day park hopper passes and it was soo much fun. On the third day we dressed the girls up as princess' and they got to meet the princess, you would think they where meeting celebrities (well, I guess they are celebrities to kids) Keira when she saw Cinderella had this reaction "look, it's Cinderella. .OH. .MY. . GOSH!" as she clamped her hand over mouth in total shock of seeing her. Nyah was in heaven with Sleeping Beauty because they were dressed the same and the girl made a big deal out of it asking Nyah if she had shopped in her closet and calling Nyah her twin it was so cute. Everyone got a kick out of baby Tinkerbell, she looked so cute. We had fun taking Keira on all the bigger rides for the first time, she was barely tall enough like you have to be 40" and she is exactly 40" with shoes on so they had to do some careful measuring to let her on. I took her on Thunder Mountain and her reaction was the funniest, she had a permanent grin on her face the whole time and was laughing, and not just a regular laugh but an evil laugh it was so funny. She thrived on all of them, Jared had oh so much fun taking them on Tower of Terror. Nyah this year was finally tall enough for Indiana Jones, which completely terrified her, she was not thrilled with the bugs, bats, snakes, etc (total girl right there).

The only downside was the HEAT they got this weird heat spell while we where there and it was easily in the high 90's so we where dying of heat the whole time and of course it cools down the day we left. Oh well.

I loved all the Halloween decorations, they go all out and it was so much fun to see. Since it was around Jayda's birthday we told them and they gave her a pin to wear and whenever someone who worked there saw it they made a big deal and would sing "Happy Birthday" to her it was so cute. We did all our traditional things, the girls all got Mickey Mouse earrings, even Jayda; even though her ears are not pierced. . .yet. I got my chocolate covered carmeled apple from downtown Disney.

Our hotel was great! It was a suite with a kitchen area and a living room, and they fed us breakfast and dinner everyday. The "continental" breakfast even had things like eggs, bacon, and waffles. The dinner wasn't the best quality like Home Town Buffet quality but hey, it was free food so no complaints.

We went to the beach the first day and Jayda LOVED it, she was constantly in the water and would not get out. Nyah collected every shell within a 100 ft radius of us and Keira was content to fill her bucket up with sand and follow Nyah around.

All in all the trip was a total blast we had so much fun and now I am watching my mom's daycare all week to help pay for it, yay for me.

Oh, and keep reading I also posted about Jayda's birthday party.

13 comments:

The ZamFam said...

LOLOLOLOL...I can totally picture everything!!!! Hilarious! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. I am glad that you are back! We missed you guys!!

Lost in a Secret Garden said...

Sounds like an eventful but good vacation. Sorry for all the mishaps, so figures something like that would happen when you go on a vacation like that. :)

Yes Disney does go full out don't they? I love it! I was hoping you missed the day they closed the park down for Miley Cyrus' birthday :) that would've sucked BIG TIME!

We do typically get what we call Indian Summers here in October - that is why we tend to have such horrible fires in October. It doesn't *really* start to cool down till closer to the end of October. It's been back in the high 70°'s which is much more comfortable than it was last week. I know here in San Diego it got to 97° near the beach - so imagine Anaheim wasn't too much cooler. At least it didn't rain...Disneyland isn't so "happy" when it rains. :)

Nichole said...

Your mishaps sound all too familiar...our kids are always geting hurt...soit has become everyday life for us. Disney sounded like FUN!!! I wanna go!

I can bot even believe your baby is 1!!! She is just as cute as her big sisters!!!

Robinson Family said...

Looks like so much fun! I am glad you got to go! Sounds like the girls loved it.

Lisa said...

Sound like you had an "adventure"! I bet it was fun, I have never been to Disneyland, but I think Josie would really get a kick out of seeing real princesses! I bet your girls loved that.

LisaandJacob said...

Hey Jess! I love the Griswald experience you had... never fails to happen with kids :) We are headed to Disneyland for halloween in a couple weeks too, its soo cute, I love that place!!

Camrae27 said...

Hey! I just found your blog! So good to see what you're up to!

Craig and Janalyn said...

Yay Jess! Thanks for finding my blog. I am so jealous about your trip to Disneyland! How fun!! Sorry for all the mishaps, sounds like my family! But love the pics and glad you had such a great time!

Doug & Angie Gray said...

That sounds like vacations we take. It sounds like you guys had way fun. We want to go next year our girls would love it too.

Shan said...

It's good to be able to keep in touch with you. Hope that you're having a great day.

Titensor's said...

ahahaha those kind of trips are fun, my family had some of those. But I am just sitting here laughing, because I could picture me running into the corner of the garbage can, and oh my gosh this is just so funny, I want to meet your girls, I think I have maybe met the older one when she was just little little but they just sound so much fun!!! hahah I am glad you had fun though! :)

Challey said...

I loved reading about Disneyland. It is so much fun to go there! The Halloween colors and candy corn are adorable!! I loved that you surprised your kids with the trip. That must have made you feel just a little bit like Oprah when she gives stuff away. What a fun idea!

webbkins said...

Home Sweet Home (I mean Disneyland of course) Thats why it's the Happiest Place On Earth!