We took a 3 day trip to Disneyland/California Adventure to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and to spend some family time together before Ben leaves for 3 months of military training in South Carolina. We had a really good time, the weather was perfect, and it was extra nice to get to stay in the park at the Grand Californian. We were also lucky that my parents were in town and met up with us for 2 of the 3 days; they were a huge help!
Paige is finally growing and got to ride on Big Thunder Mountain and Soarin' Over California this year. Claire was tall enough for the Go Gadget Coaster in Toon Town. I thought she'd love it, but she didn't. "That was NOT fun!". Of course they loved Small World, meeting Mickey in his house, Tinker Bell, all the characters actually, the carousels, the Jungle Cruise, the little mermaid ride, dumbo, dancing with Phineas and Ferb, swimming in the hotel pool, oh, and the parade. Holy cow, they were hysterical during the parade. LOVED it. Grant was an angel (as usual) which is the only kind of 4 month old you can take to Disneyland for 3 days if you want to have even a sort of decent time. Disneyland is exhausting with kids our kids' ages; we were really lucky that they were so good. We came back to our hotel in the evenings, swam, bathed, put the kids to bed, and then Ben and I sat out on our balcony to relax.
Here is where I just post a bunch of pictures. I took every single
picture on the trip with my iPhone; can you believe that I left my nice
camera at home? Grrrr. That's okay - it was probably easier that way