Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our visit to "The Happiest Place on Earth"

Andie is quite a Disney girl... she loves it all, whether or not she has actually seen it on tv.  Her favorite characters are Minnie Mouse & Elsa, but she was lucky enough to meet all of her idols during our 5 day stay in Disneyland!

To celebrate her turning 2, my parents took us on this little adventure and we were so lucky to stay at The Grand Californian Hotel - right in the center of Downtown Disney.  We had park hopper passes and spent a lot of time meeting characters, riding rides, and watching the parades.  Andie really loved it all - it was incredibly magical to see her light up and get so excited about all of the details.  When she met the characters, it was so cute because she was in total disbelief about meeting them - and she would hug them, high-five them, and hold their hands.

She loved all of the rides... Pirates of the Caribbean, The Little Mermaid, Monsters Inc, The Teacups, It's A Small World, Toy Story Mania, The Carousel, the 'It's a Bug Life' rides, Fantasyland rides and her favorite, The Golden Zephr.   She played the carnival games with her pops & daddy and we almost had to buy an extra suit case because of all of the stuffed animals they won! We ate lots of good food and my mom and I were able to sneak away and do some shopping.

Nolan seemed to enjoy it as well, although he spent most of his time snuggled up with his pops in the front pack, or zooming around in his stroller.  My parents were so sweet and offered to watch the babies for us during nap times and in the evenings after their bed times so we could cruise around the park, ride rides and have dinner with friends from Southern California.

Meeting Mickey on our first day at the Park.
 Snuggled up with pops in the front pack.
 Riding the carousel with her Gramz
Pops and Nolan hung out in a quiet spot while Gramz, TL, and I explored Toon Town with Andie.
 She and Donald took a little walk because he was going on his lunch break.

 Toddler Tantrums: Disneyland Edition
 Getting ready to watch the parade in California Adventure
 Fishin' with Pops
 
She couldn't decide which one of her new stuffed animals she wanted to sleep with...
Meeting Anna & Elsa!

 How she really feels about Disneyland!
 Meeting her buddy "O-off"
 "Again, again" after the Little Mermaid ride with Pops
Her favorite ride... the Golden Zephr

I took about 500 pictures... so hard to pick just a few to share :)

It was so much fun to watch her experience the magic for the first time... truly a trip I will never forget.  Thanks mom & dad.

11 comments:

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I love the picture of you on TL's shoulder with the kids!!! That is priceless! :-)

Lisa C said...

The picture of Andie on the street is so precious!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

What an awesome trip and such s special pictures!! x

Natasha said...

can i be an honorary member of yall's family??? i will totally join in on the next adventure and i'll pack light, too!!! hahaha... i agree, there is NOWHERE better than Disney

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Oh my gosh, the one of Andie standing in the middle of the street by herself is just adorable!!! It looks like it was a great time for everyone, toddler tantrums and all! :-)

Party of Five said...

SO MUCH FUN!! I love your pictures and Andie I'm sure had the time of her life! It truly is the most happiest place on earth. We were driving in the car the other day and Addie saw an airplane.. she said airplane, see Mickey Mouse!! I am about died that she even remembered. Such a fun age. ;)

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

Love all the pictures of Andi meeting all of the characters! Sooo cute!! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

Carolyn said...

OMG! How stinking cute is this! My favorite picture has to be the toddler tantrum. Such a real life moment! But I also love the 2 year old shirt pic - SO EXCITED!!!

Leslee said...

OK, that picture of Andie on Main Street is adorable... and the tantrum... LOL!!! Looks like a good time was had by all! ♥

Leah Herring said...

Looks like such a fun trip! Love the picture of your two on the ride 

Lindsay @ la vita dolce said...

the photo of her smiling HUGE about her D-land feelings has got to the THE cutest picture ever!!! :) :)