First of about 6,000 rides on the teacups. We were this excited every. single. time.
Did you even know Disneyland had a carousel? They do. Kids love it.
Big thunder mountain. Benson loved this one (as shown by the hand raised in the air and not death gripping the seat belt thingy).
And last but not least, this one is entitled "What I Wouldn't Give to Go Back In Time and Tell Myself to Turn Back on the Auto Focus." Blast! It gets published anyway for the amazing potential of actually having both kids looking at the camera AND smiling at the same time! It was never meant to be, I guess.
So, I finally got around to editing and posting pictures from our trip. I went a little nuts on the editing of some of them, but I was feeling artistic tonight. Anyway our little holiday to Cali was our first real family vacation. It was awesome. I'll spare everyone the deets and just give a few highlights:
- I have never seen our kids more excited to stay in a hotel. We could see the pool from our room and they thought it was the greatest "skyscraper" ever.
- having to hold our hands over the kids ears and eyes so we could go on Pirates one more time
- both kids screaming in absolute terror at the 3D movie about bugs, and running from it 3 minutes in because they were screaming so loudly
- Benson's excitement at going on his first roller coaster and loving it
- Banks giggling and shouting on the tea cups
- the seagull who dive bombed me, bit my thumb, and stole Benson's pizza at Sea World, as well as the 5 who preformed a Monty Pythonish skit by working together to fly off with our whole bag of popcorn
- Banks saying, "I like this!" one second and then the next shouting, "I do not like this!" because he got scared
- the magic of the whole thing. Best. Vacation. Ever. Taking kids to Disneyland is one of the best perks of parenthood.