Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Day 1 & 2 California

On May 26, 2015 we flew to California for a week vacation with Nana and Poppy and to be there for cousin Megan's high school graduation. On the 27th we woke up and went to DISNEYLAND!!!!
 
We arrived just in time as the gates were opening! First thing first we HAD to get mouse ears!! Daddy couldn't believe what we were paying for those said ears but we just had to have them. HA! I let the girls pick any of the different ears and it surprised me that they wanted and picked matching sparkly classic black with a red bow.
 
Headed in - ears on and holding hands.

Layla Wade

Chloe Kay

First thing we headed for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and got right on. Next we went on the Haunted Mansion ride which buggy was a little scared on. Then it was time to head to the princess castle! Inside the castle was a whole bunch more fun rides. First up was the carousal.



Dumbo ride with daddy!

Layla went with Poppy!

Then daddy, the girls and I got on the Dumbo train.

After the train we saw ARIEL!!!!!!
I love this picture of Layla giving her the biggest hug.


Poppy took the girls on the teacups and then Nana joined them on the caterpillar ride.



Next up ToonTown!

 
Chloe discovered her LOVE of rollercoasters!

 Layla found out her HATE of rollercoasters!!
She is smiling now but it didn't last long.

Chloe wanted to go again so I went with her this time!

Going up! We are the ones with our arms up.

Minnie's house



The dishwasher was really neat!

Trying to get a photo while we waited to meet Minnie.

Minnie Mouse!

 
Layla wanted nothing to do with Minnie or any of the other characters, she was scared of them. She absolutely loved the princesses though.

After we saw Minnie and Chloe had her sign her autograph book we went and ate lunch. Being in the park we didn't think the food would be so wonderful but actually we went to this Mexican restaurant and it was quite good! After lunch Nana took Layla back to the hotel room to take a nap.
 
Poppy, daddy, Chloe and I went to go on more rides!
Autopia!


After the cars we went and used one of our "fast passes" and got right on the coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This was Chloe's favorite! It was such a fun roller coaster. We all went on so I didn't get any pictures unfortunately. It was time for a break so we went back to our hotel for about an hour until it was about parade time.
 
When we got back to Disneyland guess who we found...
 
SNOW WHITE!


Layla got her autograph and her picture taken with her and was thrilled. Chloe however for some reason doesn't really like Snow White so stood back and let Layla have her full attention.

A little blurry but ADORABLE none the less!

Then we saw CINDERELLA!!!!

We found a really great spot along the sidewalk to watch the parade.

While we waited for it to start we ate popcorn.

The PARADE!




This float was our favorite! Tangled's Tower!! And all the princesses were on this float...
Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and Belle.



Tiana's Float!

Layla was waving and waving.

After the parade was over our plan was to head back in to go on more rides but it was shoulder to shoulder packed with people. The first ride we saw had a 2 hour wait! That was enough to decide that our day at Disney was over and it was time to head back to the hotel room.
 
Hitchin' a ride from daddy!

Hammond Family - Disneyland 2015

Back at the hotel it was time to swim!
 
 
Day 2 coming next...

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a wonderful trip!!! We really want to take our girls to Disneyland! We did Disneyworld a few years ago and it was amazing, but K is the only one who even slightly remembers it.

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