Sunday, June 3, 2012
After we got back from California we almost felt bored sitting at home. Luckily that week was Cotton Days in Washington. On Friday we went to the movie in the park and on Saturday we woke up early to have breakfast, go to the parade and do all the fun activities. It was a little funny to see Claire's reaction when I told her we were going to a parade, but it was a little different of a parade.
No we didn't see a shark or even a beached whale but Claire did have a pretty crazy time at the beach. I insisted that we stop at the beach before we left California even though it was cloudy and only about 10 am. The only two days it was really sunny and hot were the days we went to Disneyland so this was our last chance to go to the beach. It was Claire's first time and I knew she would love it! I told her we could look for seashells and put our feet in the water. When we got there a guy was playing catch with his dog so of course Claire had to join. In case you haven't notice Claire is not very shy. The guy let her throw the ball back and forth a few times to the dog. Now Claire won't quit asking for a dog that she can play catch with.
Yes it is the happiest place on earth but I am pretty sure it also one of the most tiring. I don't know how people do more than 2 days there! I wouldn't last and I LOVE Disneyland. On the second day we started out at California Adventures. Although a lot of the rides were too big for CLaire, there were a lot that were so much fun that she loved! They had so many rides from movies that she watches right now so she thought it was awesome! Some of her favorite rides were monsters inc, and the little mermaid. We went on those rides multiple times. She also loved the bugs life world.
I thought Disneyland needed its own post in itself. Get ready for a picture overload. We had so much fun and I just want to make sure we document it ALL! We woke up bright and early on Monday morning so we could get there right when Disneyland opened. Luckily our hotel was only about a five minute walk. I knew the first thing i want to do was go meet the princesses. I have heard that the lines for that can get backed up quick so I wanted to hurry and get in line. I am glad we went when we did but the line was still an hour long! I hate that you have no idea which 3 princesses will be in there but I am so glad we went there. Claire LOVED meeting them! After I could hear other kids go in there and start to cry and parents trying to coax them into getting a picture, I was a little nervous for Claire to meet them. Once we got in there we had NO problems! Claire wanted to hug them and get their autograph and take pictures and she just stared at them in awe! She thought they were so beautiful and the rest of the day and week and even now like 3 weeks later she says "remember when jasmine said she rode her carpet," or "when snow white gave me a hug" she talks about them ALL the time!
Friday, June 1, 2012
We finally decided to plan a trip to DISNEYLAND! Claire is starting to love Disney movies and she is obsessed with all the princesses. I knew that she would be in HEAVEN meeting all the characters and would LOVE all the rides. We decided to go a few months ago so Claire starting saving all of her "money" in her piggy bank for Disneyland. We ended up leaving on a Friday and staying in Vegas for the night. I am not gonna lie we stayed in a pretty ghetto hotel. There was a lot of things going on that weekend like UFC fights, Supercross and it was Cinco De Mayo so all the hotels were booked. It was so funny Claire loved our ghetto hotel, she kept saying she wanted to live there and she wished it was her house... apparently we are overspending on our house! Good to know she is not very high maitenance! We woke up the next morning, went shoppinh for a bit and then drove to Anaheim. Right when we pulled into town Trevor remembered that their was an Anaheim Angels and Blue Jays game that night and really wanted to go. I was kind of excited because I have never been to a professional baseball game before and have always wanted to go. We literally went to the hotel and got settled and got ready and went to the game.