Sunday, September 11, 2011

Disneyland September 2011

At a ward dinner some moms were talking about how much fun it is to go to Disneyland and mentioned going before their kids are three so they get in free.  I never wanted to take kids to Disneyland until they were five and could remember what our money was paying for.  Well I mentioned this to Josh and he got very excited about the possibility.  Before you know it we were planning and wanted to go before Kaige's 3rd bday.  If I take work off, my bosses have to take work off to cover child care so I rarely ask for time off.  They had a family reunion planned in September and Josh was off so it wasn't long before we were planning a trip to Disneyland.  Kaige was a little younger than I had wanted him to be, but the timing worked and I was happy that it was just after school had started in the middle of the week, so hopefully we would be missing the crowds. 

Josh's dad and step mom decided to meet us there for a day.  It's always more fun when we vacation together.  We do things we wouldn't normally do, they spoil us and we splurge a little more.  The first morning they treated us to a character breakfast.  It was both a success and a bust.  Kaige was terrified at first.  Dess bought him a book to collect autographs and that was the best $5 spent.  He still was nervous but he wanted them to sign his book.  The food was delicious and it was wonderful to have all the characters come to you.  I was just too dang sick to really enjoy it.  That was the case for the whole trip.  Poiette and pregnancy doesn't really mix well with much, especially Disneyland, and especially with a record breaking heat wave. 

Kaige really did love it!  He went on the Buzz Lightyear ride at least 20 times.  It was fun to be able to get off and walk right back on, and we did...over and over again!  He also loved the Bugs Life bumper cars and "tea cups". Both Josh and I just couldn't do that.  The first ride we went on was Matterhorn.  Not a good choice.  The ride is rickety and the white monster with red eyes gave the poor boy nightmares for weeks.  He also got freaked out in the Bugs Life movie, but that's ok...he is our shy boy and loved most everything.  He can't wait to go back, and he wasn't too young.

We kind of decided as a family that if we can afford it we would make it a tradition to go before the youngest turns three.  That's before I realized, I would probably be pregnant the next couple times.  Blah!

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