Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Break at Disneyland

Thanks to my awesome dad (he paid for the tickets and hotel) we got to go spend 3 days in Disneyland over spring break. It was so much fun! A little crazy for me, but fun. I went to Rexburg, Idaho the weekend before to see my sister, Brianna, graduate from college. I left Thursday to be there Friday for the graduation and got home Saturday night at 11 p.m. Sunday we went to church, came home and packed and drove to Anaheim and got there at midnight so we could wake up fresh and go to Disneyland. We didn't tell the kids we were going to Disneyland because we wanted to spare ourselves the "are we there yet" all day long. I told them that we were going to a hotel to go swimming, and that seemed to make them happy enough.

Here she thinks we drove 5 hours just to go swimming.
Notice the section of missing bangs from when her friend gave her a haircut.

Monday morning they woke up and the first thing Seth said was "can we go swimming?" "Of course, go get ready!" I said. Cassie makes friends where ever she goes. She saw some kids in the jacuzzi so she marched right on over and plopped herself in and said "Hi, I am Cassie, and that's my brother, Seth, and my dad is 37 and my mom has a baby in her tummy and it's a boy and his name is Carson." The kids just look at her and say "hi". Javier and I just laugh together because we don't know where she gets it; neither of us were ever like that. After they swam for a while and we were back in the hotel room, we sat them on the bed and said "Ok guys, we have something to tell you. The real reason we are here is to go to DISNEYLAND!!"
Cassie and Javier waiting in line for the Grizzly River Run in California Adventure

Krista, Cassie, and Seth on the Teacups.
We were happy to let Krista take them on that ride! No thanks!

They just looked at us like "why are you yelling?" Our little surprise was anti-climatic, they didn't really give us a response. I think they didn't know what to do. It made me realize that my kids need to know things ahead of time so they can build up the excitement. We spent Monday, Tuesday, and some of Wednesday at Disneyland and they rode all their favorite rides at least a couple times. The bad thing about going during spring break is that it's really crowded, but they have all the parades and fireworks and it stays open until midnight. You just had to decide you are there to have fun and not let it bother you. Cassie's favorite ride ended up being Thunder Mountain Railroad, which she named "the fast train". And Seth's favorite was Pirates and Splash Mountain, although after everytime we rode them he would say he didn't like it. I know that wasn't true because a little later that's all he would talk about until he rode it again. I have to give myself a pat on the back for keeping up with them since I am 30 weeks pregnant. My feet sure were killing me and I felt like I waddled all over the park, but it was worth it to see their cute faces having so much fun.

Me and Seth in Bug's World

Cassie kept saying she wanted to stay "forever", so I said "Well, we can't. We all have to go back to school and work," so she said "ok, then 10 days!" The last morning we had to pack up and be out of the hotel before noon, and she saw that we were packing so she started to cry and begged to stay "just one more day!" We had tickets to go into the park that day, which we did for a few hours, but we were gonna drive home that evening. I would've given in and paid for us stay one more night, but the hotel was totally booked so that decided it for us. Poor Cassie cried as we drove out of the parking lot and onto the freeway, at least we know who had the most fun!