Disneyland Trip

We spent the majority of last week in Disneyland. I have to give my husband credit for making the trip happen. When he first brought the idea to me, I was a bit reluctant. Don't get me wrong, I love Disneyland. I was just concerned about the cost, and wondered whether E was old enough yet to keep any memories of the trip. We decided to go. Who am I to say no to Disneyland? I'm so glad we made the trip. We have some really special memories and pictures that we can show E for a long time to come. It's so hard for me to narrow down the amount of pictures and stories to share! Here are some of my favorite highlights.

Whenever we talked to E about our trip he always said we were going to Disneyland to meet "Mickey and Minnie and Pluto." So it was our goal to make sure he did just that. Mickey can be a tough guy to meet up with. We literally followed him around and annoyed his "keeper" with questions about his schedule. We were promised he would be in the town square "around" 5:30, so we anxiously stayed there awaiting his arrival. As soon as he walked out, Trav bolted towards him with Easton in tote and was in course to be the first in line. I did NOT want to miss a picture moment, so I quickly set my camera and ran to catch up. As you can kind of make out from these pictures, we realized our stroller was rolling down the middle of town square with all of our belongings. We were so caught up in our Mickey moment, that the stroller went completely neglected. It seems that some nice individual grabbed it for us avoiding a collision.

I love how East is entranced with Mr. Mickey.

Easton was a total charmer. I could have died over his nose kissing, kiss blowing antics. I'm positive he had Minnie wrapped around his little finger.

Jessie was no exception. She was obviously smitten.
He showed her he knew a thing or two about "hand" guns.
We had a terrific time at the parade. It was pure magic for a 2 year old boy!

The Toy Story crew was a favorite of course. All on his own, he told me he was going to ask Woody if there was a snake in his boot.

Buzz is a little less interactive. But still among E's favorites. Notice the fixation of the fingers...

As you can tell, the character meet & greets were our favorite. The reaction to all went very similar to this:

He also felt the need to "feel" them.

Notice the instant belly rub.

There is so much more to be told, but I just can't fit it all in, so I made a little mash-up of all my favorite phone/instagram pics.

Other favorites:

Nemo Submarine
Buzz Lightyear/Toy Story rides
Flik's Fun Fair
Pirates of the Caribbean
Ariel's Undersea Adventure

If there was anything I wish we had done, it would have been to take a break in between days. My little E got so worn out (evident in this silly picture that shows me totally into Pluto, and E totally asleep.) A day of rest would have been just the ticket for a little bit more rested enjoyment. Regardless, I will always treasure our little trip. I can't get over what a dreamland they've created over there. No matter how many times I've been, it still blows me away. There's nothing like watching your sweet kiddo get to experience a little bit of magic in a world with what sometimes seems like a lot of disappointment. I loved not having to say don't touch, stop doing that, or that's not a toy, just for a few days.

We sure missed our Hazie baby while we were gone. E brought back a little present to make sure she knew we were thinkin of her. :)


Sarai and Nancy said...

AHH! So adorable! I remember disneyland with my family when I was tiny, and it was the most magical experience. I love that you got to have that with little E :)

Momma Miles said...

So fun! My husband keeps talking about how fun it would be to go but I have a hard time justifying the cost. I guess I just need to bite the bullet and while they're still little. What fun pictures and even better memories.

Jo(ke) said...

What a cute family! Your son is adorable and I love your braids in that first picture of you. Going on a trip is the best, isn't it? I'm going to Italy for 5 days in a week and a half and I can't wait!

Mara and Jae said...

asians with peace signs...naturally. haha. looks sooo fun! i can't wait until i have a little family to take!

Derek and Talia said...

i LOVE your hair! how did you do it :) ?

Stacie said...

What's up with the asian ladies all over E? You didn't mention that! I love, love, love the videos!

Lindsay & Blake said...

What a fun trip Sarah! That will be such a neat memory. You are THE cutest mom seriously. love ya!

Shay said...

so happy you got to experience the Magic with E.

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

What brave souls you two are to take your son. We experienced Disney World last June with our 5, 3 and 1 year olds. We certainly had our hands full.

My 3 year old son wanted to sleep and about noon, he had enough. We did only spend one day in the park so maybe spreading out over a couple of days, like you mentioned, will be the way to do it next time.

Thank you for sharing. Great pics too!

Mommy Sauri~

Justine said...

So precious! I'm so glad you made the trip!

mackenzie said...

You are honestly the cutest thing ever.