Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Disneyland or Bust

I'm a very spur of the moment person who hates to wait for things so at the beginning of January I decided I wanted to take the kids to Disneyland on my birthday (January 12th). We talked Bryson's brother and mom in to going and made our reservations. The morning we flew out Jaxon and I weren't feeling to hot. We started out at Hunnington Beach where Kaleb was in Heaven. Bryson had stayed back in the car to let Jaxon sleep and I took Kaleb down to the water. He first started out by holding onto my hand tightly and barely sticking his toes in the water. Within five minutes he was soaking wet from head to toe and going face first into the frigid ocean. By this time I was quite ill and wanted to go lay down. We headed to pick up Bryson's mom at the airport. By the time we got to the hotel I thought I was going to die. I fell asleep till Brys woke me up to go to Disneyland with Kaleb at 5. I somehow made it into disneyland put Kaleb on his first ride then went straight back to the hotel to sleep. When they got home Kaleb woke me up to tell me all about it. He had had a blast. He was obsessed with the Buzz Lightyear ride. We then went to sleep excited for the next day. Bryson's brother was supposed to fly in at 7. Bryson was going to pick him up while I got the kids ready and then we were going to spend the whole day at Disneyland since I had already wasted a day. We got a call right before Bryson left that Jordan had missed his flight and wouldn't be in till 12pm. We decided to head to Disneyland for a few hours then go pick him up and head to the Claim Jumper (Bryson and Sherri had talked it up for weeks). We rode several rides that morning then went to get Jordan and go eat. The restaurant was fantastic and with full bellies (I still wasn't feeling great from having the flu) we headed back to Disneyland and stayed until both of our kids were sound asleep in our arms. I was finally feeling better and was so excited for Saturday since we were all there! Well the next morning we woke up to Bryson throwing up, and about 20 minutes later I heard a "Mom, I am going to throw up" and that my little buddy did. Jordan then came over and said he wasn't feeling the best and that Sherri had also been up sick the whole night. I got everyone down to bed and went and got myself some and Jaxon some breakfast. After a few hours of sleep, Kaleb had fully recovered and Brys said he felt better (I think he was still just as sick but could tell how bummed I would so he toughed it out). We all headed over to Disneyland Adventures and made the most of how we were feeling! Sherri ended up having to go back to the hotel and volunteered to take Jaxon so we got to move a little quicker and get Kaleb on some rides. At one point Bryson and Jordan had gone on a ride and me and Kaleb were able to walk around just us two and buy all kinds of souveniers and treats. It was so fun to watch him get so excited. After some naps we returned to Disneyland and finished the night with more rides and the firework show as well as the water show they do in California Adventures. Besides being sick I think Kaleb still had fun and that's what we went for so I guess we could call it semi-successful. This was our first big family vaca with both boys. Bryson said we probably won't go again anytime soon :)

All of us posing with Mike and Sully!

Kaleb enjoying one of many rides

Uncle Jo Jo and Mr. Incredible comaring muscles

Kaleb was so good at keeping his hands up on all the rides

Yes I know we all look yucky but that's how we were feeling

Bryson and Kaleb at Hunnington Beach Pier watching the surfers

The only person Kaleb wanted a picture with at Disneyland. The Pretty Princess :) go figure