Sunday, September 21, 2008

California Fun

Well, I am finally getting around to blogging about our awesome trip. A few weeks ago we found out the chemo drug I was on wasn't doing anything. We decided to take the kids to Disneyland before I started a much more intense treatment. So in a week my mom and I planned the trip and off we went. We packed everything without the kids knowing and headed out with my parents. We made it to Fillmore before Harmony started having an anxiety attack not knowing where we were headed. So I handed each kid a present and they opened Minnie and Mickey Mouse shirts. Harmony's face was priceless as she looked at the shirt and then with a huge grin said, "we're going to Disneyland?!?!" It was great to surprise them. We had a smooth sailing trip minus the little car problem the first day. But we got that fixed.We got to California on Wednesday and headed to a Dodgers game. The next morning we were up and ready to start our fun at Disneyland. Someone Hayley knows heard we were going and set up a private meet and greet with Cinderella and then Mickey Mouse. The kids were a little bashful with Cinderella but couldn't stop talking about it after. Boston was so excited when the door opened at Mickey's house and there he was in front of him. We also got reserved seating for the fireworks on Friday night, it was awesome. The lines weren't too bad but being in a wheelchair was nice because we were able to go to the front of most lines. The kids were in heaven and it was so much fun watching their excitement with the rides and especially the characters. The kids got autograph books and loved getting signatures from the many characters we ran into. Friday we pulled a fourteen hour day at Disneyland and the kids never complained. They did great!
My favorite part of Disneyland was watching the excitement on the kids faces, being with my family, my parents included, and of course the Peter Pan ride. Steven's favorite was also watching the kids. Boston loved the Playhouse Disney Show at California Adventure along with the High School Musical Show. He enjoyed the character stuff which included the parades at both parks. He was so funny to watch. Harmony's favorite part was the rides and parades. Brynn's favorite was Thunder Mountain.
On Saturday we headed to the beach for half the day before heading home. The kids loved it! We went with our friend Emily, her friend, sister, and nieces. The kids were so funny jumping waves and made one beautiful sand castle. They were mad when we had to start home.
Everything went great and we had SO much fun. I was so glad we pulled the trip together. I am so thankful to my parents for all of the fun and for helping out with the kids. We couldn't have done the trip without them. These are memories we will have forever thanks!