After being home 3 weeks from California, we packed up and headed back to So. Cal. This time Dan got to come along with his whole family (16 people total). We did Disneyland for 2 days and then the beach and other relaxing things for the last 2 days. It was a great trip. I thought my kids were pretty good considering no naps and late bedtimes every night. But I did feel like we were not quite at the optimal Disney age yet because there were still meltdowns due to sleepiness. And Sophs was terrified of the characters even though I anticipated that being her favorite part! And Jack was terrified of all the bigger rides once he did Tower of Terror which was pretty disappointing cause it meant no Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain and tears through the whole new Radiator Springs Racers. But alas, there were some definite high points like Goofy’s Sky School with Jack and the Disney Jr. Show with Sophie.
Our day at the beach was fab. My kids really love the beach. Something about the salty air, the freedom to run and jump and play, and digging the sand makes everyone happier! It was a nice day. And every time I go, I am reminded that I really could get used to living close to a beach. Just sayin’!
Sweet Katelyn had her 2nd birthday while we were together. So we had a small party. How cute are all these kiddos in their matching Disney jammies? Love it!