We finally got to go to the happiest place on earth! :) A couple of weeks ago we were headed down south to visit my brother and family, so while we were in Southern California we thought we could squeeze in a first trip to Disneyland!
We felt like little kids anticipating this day with our little girls. Brandon had requested this week off of work almost a year ago and we had no plans for the week. With my brother recovering from surgeries and a long hospital stay we wanted to go and visit him as a family. Since we were already in LA we decided that a day at Disney would be so fun! We planned to go just one day and push the girls through their naps and spend the entire day there. We couldn't have planned a better day! The weather was absolutely perfect (as would be anticipated in Southern California) and planning to go to Disneyland in the middle of the week in March was wonderful. No lines. Virtually no crowds. Two excited little girls. Perfect.
There really is something magical about Disneyland. No matter what your age it seems like all the imagination, the characters, and ----- make for a very magical experience. We dressed the girls in matching shirts, received their "1st Visit" pins (and a birthday pin for Lucy :), had enough snacks to get us through the day and we were ready for the best day just the four of us.
Aubrey is all girl and although a little nervous, she was so excited to meet the princesses. Lucy was just too scared to even get out of daddy's arms :).
The tea cups were one of the first rides we went on and it was a hit!
Autopia was another fun ride for Aubrey!
And the jungle cruise was more of a hit than Pirates of the Caribbean :).
Dumbo was also a favorite for Miss Aubrey :).
The finding Nemo submarine was fun for both girls :).
You could not wipe the smile off of Aubrey's face the entire day :).
Aubrey was so excited about meeting all the characters.
Lucy once again wasn't the biggest fan :).
Sometime during the middle of the afternoon, Lucy just couldn't take the excitement and she finally caved into taking a little nap.
Now this might be an everyday occurrence for some parents having their child fall asleep in the middle of the day in a stroller, but this is something that is very surreal to us. This little girl was tired and we were thankful for the little cat nap she took in the middle of all the business.
Aubrey enjoyed a little pineapple juice and Dole whip in the meantime :).
We did make out with a little less than what we came into the park with. We lost a shoe and a headband during a couple of tantrums from Lucy not wanting to get off of a couple of rides. Who could blame her for not wanting to get off a ride really, but throwing her shoes has been a fun little "stage" we've been in.
What an awesome day we had! And I'm so glad we got to finally take the girls. It was a day we will remember for a long time (and we know Aubrey will remember it well!). She says she misses Disneyland weekly :).