We're in the home stretch, friends! School gets out for us tomorrow and it's probably a toss up as to whether E or I are more excited about him not having any more homework.
The weeks have been whipping by in a blur (per usual around here) and I wanted to blog about a trip to Disneyland we took at the end of April before the details escaped me. We haven't been on a family vacation in a few years and thought the kids were good ages to go and it turned out wonderfully.
We wanted to limit the time N and the kids missed work and school and so we flew into the Long Beach airport instead of driving. It was our first time using this airport and we loved it! It's small, relaxed, and very easy to get around. We picked up our rental car, stopped by a Whole Foods to get some food allergy-safe food for E, and then had dinner at a fun Korean fusion burrito place we found online. After dinner we drove to our hotel and as we got to our room and started unpacking we watched an impressive fireworks display from our window. And then we put the kids to bed in their bunk beds and closed the door on their separate bedroom and it was awesome :)
The next morning we headed into Disneyland for the first of our three days at the parks. It was a Wednesday and busy but not crazy crowded. As we walked into the park we were checking out Main Street when we saw Minnie pop out of an unmarked door. Mimi loves Minnie but before we could approach her Minnie grabbed a couple of kids by the hand and booked it across the square to where a long line immediately formed. The kids were a little dejected at having missed Minnie but then Mickey popped out of the same door! E and Mimi ran up to him and he grabbed their hands and immediately started hauling it out of there.
As soon as people saw Mickey they joined the quickly-growing crowd following him and the kids. N and I had to weave in and out of the crowd and scramble to keep up with them. Mickey took the kids to what I'm assuming was his assigned meet-and-greet spot, I quickly snapped a pic of them with my phone, and we said goodbye.
It was a surprising and memorable start our Disneyland trip :)
Labels: family outings, travel, video