We took a family trip to California to use our free Disneyland tickets and thought there would be no better time than the weekend before Maddy's birthday. We convinced both sets of parents to come along and Josh's oldest sister and her family to come as well. Josh and I were excited for Maddy to go because when we were there in January she took us by surprise and absolutley LOVED Disneyland. Now that she is a little older and more aware we thought this time would be even better. Well, the morning of our first day there, she had us a little worried.We went straight to Fantasyland and rode Peter Pan, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Snow White (all rides she has been on before) and she was uneasy about getting on ALL of them. We would be in line and she would start saying, "I no want to ride, I no want to ride" along with a little bit of tears and then we would get seated, she would be great through the whole ride and then as soon as she could see that we could get off she would start pushing on the bar and saying"I get off, I get off". It did only last the morning, the rest of the day was fantastic. It was so fun having both of her grandparents there and a few cousins. Maddy adores her cousins and they were so helpful with her.
We got to take pictures with some of the characters and Maddy would not go up to them by herself. She wasn't sure how to act around them but as soon as we were walking away she would blow kisses and talk about them the rest of the day, wanting to see her picure with them over and over again. :)
Minnies house was so cool and I think Maddy really liked it. Her kitchen was her favorite room.
One of our favorite rides is at California Adventure, it's the Grizzly River Run and as you can see you WILL get wet. It was so refreshing after walking around in the heat and humidity.
My beauty and I sharing an ice cream cone before the show World of Color, which by the way is PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!
She LOVES her daddy!
Saturday was beach day. We went to Huntington Beach, enjoyed Ruby's on the pier and playing a TON in the ocean. Maddy did not like the feel of sand on her feet nor the cold ocean water so she spent her beach day lounging in the sun on a blanket and shooing birds away from her snacks.
I LOVE these girls!
And of course, I LOVE these boys! Thanks for such a GREAT vacation weekend family!