Nathan's First Trip to Disneyland
On March 16th we celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Unfortunately (and fortunately) Nathan and I will be in Utah for my cousin Christina's wedding so Cameron and I wont get to celebrate together on our actual anniversary. So we decided to celebrate early. This is only our 3rd anniversary, but I'll tell you what, Cameron has really hit it out of the park when planning our anniversary celebrations thus far. On Tuesday Cameron surprised me by telling me he planned a two-day Disneyland trip!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE Disneyland.
Buuuuuuuuuuut..................we were a little bit worried about taking a 14 month old....correction....a VERY VEEEEEEEEEERY active/busy 14 month old to a place where we had to wait in line to do everything. So at first we decided not to go.
...but every time I decided we better not I got really sad.
....the next day Cameron called me and told me that we should definitely go. So we bought our tickets online so we couldn't back out.
it was awesome.
Day one we headed to Disneyland:
Nathan's first ride ever: Snow white. He had the most SERIOUS face as he experienced everything. We could tell he loved it because when we got off rides he would lean towards the ride and try to get back in, but he never smiled or laughed or anything. It was so funny to watch him take it all in.
|This was about as much as he smiled during a ride. But you can tell in his eyes he is loving it!|
|This picture is the best. His face says it all.|
Pineapple whip to remind us of our honeymoon in Hawaii!! Yummy!
Classic Haunted Mansion picture....Nathan's face is so funny.
Then Cameron went on Indiana Jones and Nathan and I kept ourselves busy by taking a couple selfies (not so easy with a large camera)
Watching the parade for a few minutes.....
It's a Small World was a big hit. He was dancing around in his seat and leading the music:
My sister, Tara, lives in Pasadena and was awesome enough to get off early and drive down to watch Nathan for a couple of hours in the evening while Cameron and I did some of the "big kid" rides together. Don't I have the greatest sister ever?! It was so nice to be able to go off and have some alone time and not worry about entertaining Nathan in line or having to go on a ride alone. I am so grateful for her coming down. She spoiled Nathan rotten and bought him a mickey balloon and rice krispy treat. He was in hog heaven.
Here Nathan is with his "1st Visit" pin. It was such a glorious day, we couldn't have asked for better weather or a nicer day.
Day 2-California Adventure:Day two started with the Bug's Life land:
Then off to Toy Story Mania (Nathan was less than impressed)
Nathan went on this Carousel like 10 times, yet he still would reach for it whenever we went by. He loved it.
|Disney Jr. Live!|
It's been so long since Cameron and I have been in snow it was cool for us to see it too! Considering lots of the places we are applying to grad school have snow, it's a good reminder of what our lives could be like in the near future! (as I cross my fingers and toes for Northridge and no snow)
Monstors INC. ride:
|Warning: If you see a human child on the loose in Monstropolis, contact the CDA immediately|
We were blessed enough to have a babysitter come on day 2 as well!! Our good friend Hillary come over to Disneyland and fought the crowds to come and hang out with Nathan to give Cameron and I a couple of hours alone. She arrived in impeccable timing cause Nathan was over mommy and mommy was ready for a break. When she got there we were chatting and Nathan kept whining when Hillary would stop paying attention to him. Haha. That was our hint to hit the road. And (unless Hillary was lying to protect my feelings) he was a good boy and they had fun together! I was sooooooooooo grateful for her!
Here they are when we met back up with her at the end of the night:
Thank you, sweet husband for the amazing trip. I am so grateful for you, baby boy, Walt Disney, Tara, Hillary, and pineapple whip.