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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Disneyland or BUST!

Our FIRST Disneyland trip- April 14, 15 and 16th, '07--
I planned this 3-day weekend trip with our friends Scott and Kim Bush, from CO. Kyle was supposed to go with us- but had a last minute work project due...
The boys and I drove up to Anaheim on Friday, the 13th. We stayed near the park- we got a good nights rest for the big day coming up! The boys were so excited, it was a little hard to sleep!
We headed over to the park as soon as it opened- the first thing we did was get our mouse ears. The boys wanted the pirate ones. Right after we got their names on those- we walked out and there was PLUTO. Our first character siting! The boys got his autograph and I took their picture. After that, we headed to City Hall to get their "my first visit" badges. By this time the boys were dying to get on a ride! We headed to Dumbo! We had a blast on that ride- Brendan was a little nervous, but he quickly got over that. Our second ride was the teacups. So fun! A little while later we got a call- our friends were here. We met up with them and the fun continued! We spent the rest of the day Saturday in Disneyland. We were so tired by the end of the day.
On Sunday, we had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen. The boys were so excited to get a cupcake for breakfast! ;) Don't worry- they had waffles and eggs, too.... After breakfast- we headed to California Adventure! Peyton is such a brave boy! He rode Tower of Terror with me and Scott! Wow! He really wanted to ride CA Screamin', too, but he wasn't tall enough. Maybe next time... We rode almost everything else in that park! Our favorite ride, by far, was Soarin' over CA! What fun!!!
After we were done at this park, we did some shopping at Downtown Disney. Our feet hurt so bad by this time. We couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and SLEEP.
Monday was our last day at Disneyland. We got in the park early- and went straight to Rockin' Space Mountain. I rode with Brendan and Peyton and Josh rode together (Josh is Scott's brother). Brendan was a little nervous and during the ride he kept scooting lower and lower. I knew he was scared, so I tried to talk him through the ride. After it was over, I asked if he had fun. "Yes" he screamed. "Do you want to ride it again?" "NO" he yelled! :)
Later on, after riding the Matterhorn a million times (all the boys liked that ride!), we went to Mickey's house to meet the mouse!!! The boys got his autograph and a picture with him. By this time it was getting late- we only had an hour or so more in the park. We rode the Main Street fire truck and got Mickey ice creams. We did a little more shopping and watched Minnie and Goofy dance on Main Street. We went to the Silhouette Shop and got the boys' silhouettes done. That was really neat! (going in the scrapbook for sure!)
All in all-- a great trip!!! The only thing that was missing was daddy. :( I told the boys not to worry, though, we would go on another trip to Disney soon enough. I hope the boys remember this trip always!