Wednesday, May 16, 2012

California Free

This is Part 2 of our California Experience. Click here for Part 1. 

Tuesday at Disneyland was awesome because it was Daughter #2's birthday (she's the girl with the button in the picture below) and we were all feeling a lot better.

AND we got to meet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (who was very appreciative that I called him Flynn and not Eugene) ... I admit, I'm a Rapunzel/Flynn fan girl.

Daughter #3 was enamored with Flynn.

Baby loved the carousel ... we rode often.

The dashingly handsome sidekick (DHS) and me on California Screamin'. That's one fast rollercoaster!

Most of the gang (minus my father-in-law) for the classic pic.
Son was chosen to be a Jedi padawan and fought Darth Maul.  

Wednesday the girls and I stayed home and the DHS and my father-in-law took the son to Lego Land. Well, that was the plan ... but it turned out to be closed! CLOSED! I guess Lego Land is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the off-season. Go figure. They went to a naval base and boarded an aircraft carrier instead, which was very cool (but not Lego Land).

The good news was that because of a computer malfunction on our first day at Disneyland, we weren't issued our two-day passes until our second day, SO, we got a FREE DAY. Yippee!!

The bad news was that Daughter #3 and Son weren't feeling too well (same yucky virus others of us had earlier in the week). We all went anyway (minus my parents and sister). Daughter #3 spent most of the day sleeping in the stroller.

Daughter #3 on the way to Disneyland - not feeling too good.

Daughter #1 was the only one brave enough to take a picture with the Mad Hatter.

After Day #3 at Disneyland, we went to the beach to meet our friends. They lived in China with us for our last two years there and now live in Southern California. It was so good to see them all again. They have five kids, too.
Bathing beauties on the beach.

Son (left) and his good friend ... boy, they could almost be twins!

My friend and me.

All our kids ... though Daughter #1 decided to stay at Disneyland with her grandparents.
Those were our fabulous mid-week days! Check back on Friday and I'll finish the travelogue!


  1. How wonderful. We're just back from Disney Florida and had a really magical time, although I think I was more excited about Mickey than my kids!

  2. Great pics! Sounds like you all had a great time even though sick and Lego Land closed. Fun memories with your family.

  3. Hi Amy - the pictures tell it all - sleep, exhaustion white for your little one, Disney, fairies and splash fun ..

    Just so pleased you had/are having a great time .. cheers Hilary

  4. wonderful pics, thanks for sharing. Sorry for the sick kiddo's but looks like you all still had a blast!

  5. Yay!!! This seems like such a fabulous vacay and so good for you. I'm glad that you were able to do it.

  6. I'm loving the pictures! My sons would be so jealous about the fighting Darth Maul thing.

    And poor Daughter #3. Not fun being sick. :(

    I'm utterly jealous about the beach. I may have to sneak a trip in before we move . . .

  7. My daughter would be over the moon to meet Rapunzel! I've heard it's worth the wait for most kids.

  8. So jealous! I would have been hugging Flynn just like your daughter was. The next kid would have had to drag me away ;) haha


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