Sunday, June 30, 2013

Vacation: Monday Disneyland

California Vacation
May 20, 2013

Monday was our first day of Disneyland. We decided to try and experience as many rides the first day as we could. Ridemax was our helpful guide to fitting it all in during a fairly busy time of year.

Here we all are, minus daddy who's taking the picture, at the opening gate! I purchased Minnie Mouse ears ahead of time, from Babies R Us, for the girls to wear. They were much cheaper than buying them inside the park. Talmage wore his Mickey ears from a few years back, when he visited Disneyland for the first time at 1 1/2 years old.

We made sure to arrive a whole hour before the park opened, to guarantee us first in line. The kids had fun climbing on the gate, anxiously awaiting the moment it opened!

When the gates first opened, Jacob took Talmage to get in line for Space Mountain and Star Tours.
Talmage and Daddy waiting for the rope to drop, in front of Tomorrowland.

Talmage's first ride of Disneyland was Splash Mountain and he loved it! He rode it several time throughout our trip with both mommy and daddy.

Star Tours

I took the girls to start on some rides in Fantasyland. Ellie and Emma began to get fussy and at one moment, I began to think I couldn't take on both girls alone. Right at the moment, a nice lady offered to help hold Emma and then carry the bag, push the stroller and even ride the rides with us. At first I was hesitant to accept help from a stranger but I needed the help. After talking with her, I realized that she was also LDS and was here with her husband, the creator and owner of Ridemax! Crazy! Her husband was off at Cars Land, getting new information for the software. As a result, she stayed with me until Jacob was done with the two rides he took Talmage on.

Dumbo was our first ride, then Storybook Canals, followed by Casey Jr Train...just us girls!

Our first ride together with the whole family, the Teacups!

Ellie never missed a nap!

Talmage got to ride everything twice, once with daddy and then with mommy. Lucky kid!

Gadget's Go Go Coaster with Mommy

Splash Mountain was also another favorite of his! This is his first time on the ride, with daddy! He also rode this ride as many times as he could!

The Shooting Range with Daddy

Talmage wasn't quite tall enough to show so he got creative!

Right before we left on our trip, I found a fan that connects to a car seat or stroller. Perfect for the warm weather we had at Disneyland! Ellie also like to play with it, so it kept her busy!

We made a Disneyland Bucket List of things we wanted to do, see and eat at the park. One of the items on the list was to take a picture next to the Indian. The thought behind it was every time you visit Disneyland, take a picture and see how the kids grow!

Ellie, outside Splash Mountain exit, waiting on Daddy and brother.

We stayed at Best Western Park Place Inn, directly across the street from Disneyland. Our room had two double beds so the kids shared one, while she shared the other. Here they are, all tuckered out, so cute together! Brother-sister love!

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