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.