I took the kids to Disneyland yesterday without Casey and we did okay! We really had a great time and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. We did have some extra hands though. We met up with Sarah, Karla and their kids and everyone had so much fun together. It was great to have extra adults along also to grab a stray child when needed.
I took my little red stroller this time for Lucy (instead of the double) and I kept Owen in the baby bjorn the whole time. It was so easy to maneuver through crowds and easy for Lucy to get in and out when she needed to. I even got a break from Owen at the water area. The kids played for an hour and Owen sat in the little red stroller. He looked so old.
What kid doesn't love to play on the "California" letters? Lucy and her "L".
Water, water, and more water. The kids loved it...especially Chloe. Too bad I didn't snap a picture of her in her princess bathing suit.
The kids thought these funny yellow chairs were great. Next to the water, they were their favorite thing. This picture makes me laugh. I could never get everyone to smile...but Sarah sure looks cute!And of course they loved Toon Town also.
Checking out Minnie's dish washer:
The kids also had fun dancing to the banjo band music on main street and riding the horse-drawn trolley.
I honestly had a really really fun time. All the kids were happy, no meltdowns, kind people helped me on and off the tram with my stroller and bags, fun conversation with the girls and great weather. I originally planned to stay for 2-3 hours, but we stayed for 5! The best feeling though was getting to our car and strapping both kids. No more kids were attached to me! They both fell asleep on the drive home. And since our car stereo is broken, I enjoyed the silence (cue Depeche Mode).
We got home and everyone took showers. Ah, I love that feeling. Spending a long day in the sun with lots of walking and then getting all cleaned up. I was super relaxed all evening.
Hopefully every trip goes this well!