I can't believe I'm finally posting our trip. It feels like forever ago. I apologize if this post is long. I didn't know which pictures to leave out. I was so happy to have picture after having my camera stolen the last time we went to Disneyland! I even came home and made a Shutterfly book!
I know we left around the 25th of February. We stayed in St. George two nights. We took a couple hours on Saturday to visit the Draper's. It was good to see them again. The kid's were so anxious to get to California. We had made a count down and everything. I think what made this trip special was the fact they had to work for it. We had a chart they had to complete together for 90 days. It should have been easy but took them a couple months longer than we thought it would.
We made it to California on a Sunday night and found out the weather would be bad the next day, so we chose to wait one more day before going to Disneyland. Aghhh!!!!! I was so sad. The kids were pretty patient and understanding though.
We loved staying at the Embassy Suites. The kids loved the glass elevators, the streams full of fish and turtles, and the big breakfast every morning.
A view from the top of our hotel.
We had fun eating at the Rain Forest Cafe after our day at the beach on Monday.
We went to Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar Beach
We loved being at the beach even though it was a little chilly.
Corona Del Mar Beach
The Newport Temple
Disneyland at last!!!!!!!!
Savannah and I had a 'ball' going to the princess lunch at Ariel's Grotto! The food was good but we mostly went to see the princesses. They were all so beautiful! I was living my childhood dreams through my little girl!
Mulan (our fav...gorgeous and so sweet with Savannah)
I think Space Mountain was about our first and last ride. Even little Savannah loved it!
The classic Tea Cups
It's a Small World! Really....we saw a family from Richfield, Quinn Harper, our old neighbors from South Weber, and Steve, Barbara, Spencer and Chistianne Crump!
A good place for these kids. Ha Ha! They were really little angels on this trip (most of the time).
Parker hung out with Savannah and I one afternoon. He really got into meeting the characters too. I was soo Happy!!!!
All ready to get "Wet" on Splash Mountain
Everyone snaps a picture of the Disney picture after the ride.
All ready for the Tower of Terror! This was Ashley's favorite ride. It's sure not mine. Even Savannah said she loved it! That girl wasn't afraid of anything!
It was fun to see the "Cars." When the Cars Land opens it will sure add a lot to California Adventure.
What a bunch of characters!
My four kiddos! Love them so much!!!!
Savannah and I snuck away again when we saw the Fairy Godmother and her mouse friend. The rest stood in an hour line at Space Mountain only to have it break down on them.
Fawn, from Tinkerbell. I know, I had to ask who she was! She was gorgeous!!!
Woody, made out of Legos in the Downtown Disney District
Another Snow White
The Tower of Terror
Nate and his girls taking a little lunch break. We packed our lunch and brought a bunch of treats so we wouldn't have to buy the expensive food in the park. We did awesome.
Waiting to get on the Jungle Cruise. Parker's favorite ride when he was two (the last time we went). He's grown out of it now. I still like it though.
Parker was sure excited to see the Star Wars guy. They have a whole show now called, Jedi Training. It was pretty cool to see Darth Vader and other characters for real.
We always took a picture of where we parked each morning so we wouldn't lose our car.
It was sure fun to be there on Leap Day. It was the first time in Disneyland history that they'd open the park for 24 hours straight. We only made it from 8:30 am to 9:00 p.m. It got way too crazy as the day went on. All the high school and college kids and crazy Disney fans came for an all night party.
The cool lion that moved and roared at our hotel.
What a wonderful trip! We loved all three days at the park. We felt the kids were just the perfect ages. It will probably go down in the memory books as one of our all time favorite family vacations.
Hope you enjoy!