Saturday, March 22, 2014

Disneyland, Part 3

Day 3, Tuesday, our last day.

We had a short walk to the bus pick-up location each day. (our hotel was the one in the background on the right)

Sarah and I headed straight for the tea cups while the boys rode something else. 

Then they joined us the second time around. 

One of the highlights of the day was taking Sarah to see the princesses. She was in heaven! I got a little camera happy with this one! 
Talking to Sleeping Beauty

They all pointed out the princesses on her shirt.

So sweet! At one point instead of giving Sleeping Beauty a hug, Sarah leaned in to kiss her on her cheek. Sleeping Beauty quickly pulled back and said how about a hug. Sarah happily took a hug. Could you imagine getting kisses all day long from little kids. Sweet girl!

Ariel didn't engage too much so Sarah quickly moved on. 


One of Sarah's favorites is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. When we left the princess house, Belle happened to be making an appearance outside but her line was closed. Sarah got to wave from a distance but she will still bring up the fact that she didn't get to see Belle when we were there! Ha!  Next time, Sarah, next time!

Toon Town has been closed the other times we've been to Disney World so this part was all new to us. 

We happened to be walking by when Goofy came out for his appearance. They were able to walk right up. Sweet!

Goofy, signing their autograph books.

Goofy's whiskers make me laugh.
Sarah's in the driver's seat.  :)

The line to go see Mickey was in his "house". You walked through every room in his house and then got to see him. In his living room.  

Sitting on Pluto's bed. 

Watching a little video before we went in. 

Would you believe this is the Space Mountain ride again. The original picture of Jacob holding on to my arm. What a complete difference in Jacob's expression! Love it!

We headed back over to Adventureland to ride a few more of our favorites. 

As the evening went on, the kids starting getting the tired sillies. And boy were they silly!

We let them pick out a sweet treat as a special treat for our last night! 

We decided since it was our last night that we would stay up for the Fantasmic show and the firework display. We had never done this before so it was a treat for us all. The kids enjoyed it. However during the fireworks at the castle, Sarah fell asleep on my shoulder and Luke fell asleep in the stroller. Might have to wait for this again when they are a bit older. :)

Mickey is in that cloud of smoke. 

Back at DFW, home sweet home!

This was just about the perfect trip for our family. If you are looking for a fun place to go with young kiddos, this is it. San Diego was such fun with so much to do. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery. And the fact that Disneyland is so close to San Diego and we were able to add that on made it the perfect trip for us.  The kids were such troopers. We were all safe and healthy, things I never take for granted on trips like these. So thankful for the week with my precious family, thankful for all the time we got to spend together, thankful for the opportunity to go on this trip, thankful for being able to expose our kids to another part of our great country and so very thankful for the wonderful memories we made along the way!


  1. So happy y'all made so many fun memories on this trip! The princess pics are just adorable and I love how happy Sarah looks. Glad the boys enjoyed space mountain too, such a fun ride!

  2. I've been removed from blogland for a while, so I've enjoyed getting to catch up this morning. =) Your San Diego/Anaheim trip looked amazing! Packed full of every bit of fun a family could hope to have. One of these days we'll have to check out Disneyland - I just know the boys would love Cars Land. I think we'll be waiting until they are a bit older before we venture back to any land or world of Disney, though. ;-)

    You seemed well prepared for lots of indoor activity with the ice storm you all got. I've learned that, in addition to food, it's important to have activities to keep busy when the snows come. Don't be left unprepared in ANY way! Much easier to keep your sanity that way. LOL!

    I'm envious of all the activities you get to be a part of with the kids' school. Even in Alex's class, you only get to come to the party when you're helping out. Maybe it will be different in elementary. I do love being home to do that stuff and volunteer when the opportunity arises, though. Such a blessing!

    Better scoot to get my chores done around here. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs to your family for me!