Monday, May 7, 2012

California....

Our Trip to California began on Tuesaday, May 1st.  We had many different ways of traveling to our final location.  First we took our van to the airport from there we took a bus to the entrance.  After a nearly two hour wait at the airport we boarded our plane and flew to long beach California.



PJ and trey were very excited to get wings!  This was there first flight that they can remember.  The last time they were on a plane PJ was 15 days old  and Trey was 17 months old.
Upon arrival, we had our limo driver Harold waiting for us.  He drove us to our Hotel in Anaheim.  After checking in we took a Disneyland bus to.......
  DISNEYLAND!!!!  the happiest place on earth.. Right?  I wanted my kids to experience all sorts of new things on vacation.  They enjoyed each form of transportation.
Many adventures were had while on vacation.  Trey and PJ loved meeting Buzz lightyear.
The children and Landan enjoyed the pool and hot tub at the Hotel
Addie and PJ loved being a part of the Phineas and Ferb dance party!!

 Trey enjoyed taking a few naps.  I enjoyed his naps too!

 I discovered I have very veiny feet


 Each child enjoyed a few pity parties.  This is one of PJ's moments.


 We had a great day at Laguna Beach.  It was absolutely beautiful

 Grandma comforted Addie after she skinned her knees on the rocks.
 We went to Hollywood and enjoyed lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.



 We had fun seeing the many characters in the area.


 My kids had quite the educational day.  There were many homeless people, people trying to sell things.  Drunk and or high individuals yelling out, not making a whole lot of sense but scaring my kids.  Many scantily clad women and a man just wearing his unders. However we still enjoyed the sights and seeing the stars on the Hollywood walk of fame.


We enjoyed the parades at Disneyland and visiting the candy shops.  We had ice cream to celebrate Addie's birthday.  I had chocolate peanut butter perfection.  YUM!
The boys were way excited to meet mickey mouse.

We had fun seeing shows like the bugs life and muppets both in 3D.  Addie still loved the tea cups most.  The boys three favorites were Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean.  My favorite is  probably soaring over California and Landan's was California Screamin
  It was finally time to go home.  We were all very tired.
We had the awesome experience of being on the plane for the "cool moon"  We all had a great time.  Landan is already planning our next visit.  I am thinking we should try something different like San Diego or a cruise.

6 comments:

Sher said...

You managed to do a lot of things on that trip! How long were you there? That was a lot of different kinds of transportation too -- especially good for little boys. I'm glad it was a good adventure.

I just noticed that I somehow missed your Easter post too. It sounds like there were someh appy events. I always enjoy the pictures and your summaries!

Diana said...

A limo? What? I am not that cool of a mom.

Seeing all those pics makes me so excited to go with my girls to Disneyland in October. :) I have a feeling my girls will be so excited to see their favorite Disney celebrities in real life. May be too much to handle. :)

And in a couple of pics, I noticed you weren't totally ear to ear smiling.... what's up with that? You are a happy person, danggit! Tell me.... you missed your nap time? Happens to me too. :)

Allison said...

LOVE your shoes! Where did you get them? And looks like you had a very fun time but most importantly the shoes!

cold cocoa said...

Looks super fun! What hotel did you stay at? We had ice cream at Cold Stone too..we were at Desert Inn or Palm or something.
We've never ventured into the big city of LA...I forget the weirdos that could scare kids. Except there was one drunk guy outside Disneyland that was a little freaky.
Glad you made great family memories.

Harmony said...

Sounds like you had a blast!! SO jealous!! We need to find some money so we can do things like this. haha. We went to san diego with our kids a few years ago and they LOVED it! I highly recommend it!

LC said...

You had tons of adventures!! I also thought your shoes were super cute.