Monday, March 26, 2012

California Trip: Day Five

Before we left for California, we purchased two days of Disney tickets for us. On the Sunday we arrived in California, David's aunts and uncle generously told us they wanted to give us a third full day at Disney. We were totally blown we had a third day at Disney and decided to go back to the main park, Disneyland. It worked out well since we hadn't gotten to see everything that first Disney day.

Again, it was another up and at 'em bright and early day. Breakfast at the hotel at 6:30, on the shuttle by 7 and on Main Street by 7:30. It was awesome! We rushed to Big Thunder Mountain so the boys could have their first ride on a roller coaster (or mini one). They LOVED it!! We were literally on the second coaster of the day for that ride. Way cool!

After Big Thunder Mountain, we headed over to It's A Small World. 

Not a whole lot has changed on this ride. I've ridden it a few times over the years, and it's always such a sweet little ride! 

And guess what song we sang in our heads the rest of the day?

Then we headed over to the tea cups (Jonathan was sad he didn't ride them on Tuesday). 

He loved them! 

After that, it was 9 a.m. and Toon Town was having its festive opening for the day. We trotted in behind Goofy and followed him over to his autograph/photo spot! 

Goofy was really fun and interacted with the boys for quite some time! 

Jonathan made sure to tell him we would see him the next morning at his restaurant for our fun breakfast! 

We played around Toon Town for was Benjamin's favorite part of the park. 

Since we were now roller-coaster pros, we headed over to stand in line for Gadget's Go-Go Coaster in Toon Town.  

David & Jonathan got the front car! 

 After that, we had some snacks and hung out a bit more in Toon Town.

And the boys got a bit Goofy

Not sure what's with the lounging on the trolley...guess someone was already worn out.

 We headed over to Critter Country to ride Splash Mountain...which amazingly had zero line. We ran through all the turnstyles and grabbed our log! Benjamin was in front and laughed and cackled the whole time! The above is just a phone photo of the screen with our photo...I cropped it because of the glaring flash. But, look at that face! And his arms stayed up the whole way down the BIG hill!

This is what happens when you're in front on Splash Mountain: soaked! 

Jonathan insisted on taking this photo in front of these flowers...he knows a good photo op when he sees one! :) 

Of course, we had to do one more show in the Tiki Room...which was more crowded than Splash Mountain. Weird! ;)

We ran into Chip over on Main Street. Dale had to run so we didn't get his sig. :( 

 Chip was awesome!

Then, as we had promised the boys (after they waited for three days at Disney and were super patient), we let the boys pick out their souvenirs. They each wanted a plush toy, mom insisted on t-shirts, and David & I found some fun stuff for ourselves, too (even Bento supplies! Score!).

As we were heading out of the park to grab a late lunch, we ran into someone we had been waiting for! We got his autograph and gave him a big hug! 

David really wanted to see one of his old haunts for lunch...The Athenian. It was great. My gyro was served on a Christmas plate which totally cracked us up! After lunch, we stopped by Trader Joe's and I had a B-L-A-S-T! In LOVE with that store. They're opening soon in the Dallas area, so I will sooo be there! Got lots of fun snacks, soap and adorable purse mints made from green tea. Officially hooked on Trader Joe's. They caused us to have one additional piece of luggage for the ride home. 

We headed over to Downtown Disney around 4:30 to walk around and meet up with David's family for dinner. 

 The boys were super excited to tell Great Grandma all about their three days of Disney!

We ate at Rainforest Cafe and totally enjoyed it! 
Jonathan quickly grabbed a seat right by Great Grandma. 

Benjamin had to get a hug, too! Everyone spoiled the boys at dinner with fun light up cup drinks...

And a crazy dessert called a Volcano! 

Aunt Mona snuck off and bought the boys some awesome Rainforest presents...t-shirts, plushies, pens and books. Spoiled rotten, I tell ya! David's family loves those boys to pieces! Aunt Anna spoiled them the day before with lots of Cars loot at California Adventure! We even received Mickey Crocs (that we searched for all over Disney without finding our sizes) & Disney Jibbitz in the mail a couple of days ago...the boys LOVE them!

Jonathan chatting with Great Grandma. 

We had to take serious measures to get Benjamin out of the Rainforest! 

(again pic of a pic)
It was such an AWESOME way to end the day. 
Love and miss everyone so much already!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

what a fun, fun trip!!! and such vivid memories made! and p.s. those boys of yours are SUPER handsome!