Thursday, May 26, 2011

tea party anyone?

I'm thinking about joining this. I've "attended" Fanciful Twist's tea parties for the last two years. Now I have a place to have a party, and an abundance of party decorations thanks to the past few weeks of birthdays & holidays. And it's not like I won't use any excuse to have a party! AND who doesn't want to have a fancy TEA PARTY? Hmmm....

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Our trip was a blast, but I'm still tired! ha! I ended up getting sick on Mother's Day and wasn't feeling 100% when we left for CA on Tuesday, but Disneyland does something to me so I didn't really notice. It wasn't until we got home that my body decided "hey, we're sick!" For some reason this cold just doesn't want to leave me alone and it's getting obnoxious.

ANYWHOO, Disneyland was awesome. There was one bad thing, they closed at 8pm two of the nights we were there. I'm used to it being open until midnight so that was 4 hours lost! Yes I am a Disney addict!

Our first day I ran straight to the train station to see if we could get on the Lilly Belle. We got reservations for later that afternoon and I was so excited! If you don't know what the Lilly Belle is, you should find out. And if you're in Disneyland you should definitely ride it. It is an amazing experience. Walt's wife decorated the car after his death and the first person the ever ride it was the Emperor of Japan. I've ridden in the same car that an EMPEROR rode in, that blows my mind. Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom rode it a few days before us so that was cool too. I may never get into Club33 so this was a good alternative.

Riley liked Toon Town the best in Disneyland. He just wanted to play in the little playground at Goofy's house all day long. He's still too little to want to stand in lines for the attractions, and he's too short to do alot of em anyway. We DID go on that water one in California Adventure and had the best time! It was so cute how he was just laughing the entire time as we're getting splashed and bumped around.

Going to Disney with two little ones means we didn't get to see nearly enough. We never got to see World of Color or Fantasmic, they weren't running any parades. So that just means we need to go back in six months for my birthday and do all the stuff we missed :) I think the Christmas decorations will be up by then and I've always wanted to see it at that time. All the lights!

Here's a ton of pictures!

Yup it's the Dinosaur from Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Now a Christian themed attraction!

This is me making a sad face because the line for Minnie was closed. I wore that outfit specifically to get my pic w/her but I never caught her!

Mickey did not let me down!

This is us on the Lilly Belle

Oh one more thing...if you're planning a trip to Disneyland or WDW and have an iPhone, you must get this app immediately: Mousewait. It has all the info you need and more to make your trip easier and more Magical. Wait times for attractions, the closest restroom to wherever you are in the park, tips on where to get free refills of coffee (I don't drink it but many do!), tips on everything really! And it's free!

Monday, May 2, 2011

disney clothes

I saw these shoes. They reminded me of Minnie Mouse shoes. I have this red dress. I found it last summer for 4th of July and I love it. So for part of one day in Disneyland, I'll be dressed like Minnie Mouse. It is my mission to get a picture with Minnie Mouse dressed like Minnie Mouse!

I did not plan on it, but I found this top that looks reminds me of Donald Duck. This model who is 6 inches taller than me is wearing it as a dress, but I'll wear it with jeans. I do know I'm 33 years old. I'm just dressing for the occasion, which is being in the Happiest Place on Earth! I've been there plenty of times in comfy tourist on vacation clothes, this time I'm going to try and look cute.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

ten days and counting

We will be IN the Happiest Place on Earth in one week and three days. In ten days I'll be walking around in a place where you truly feel like you're in a magical place. The thing that ruins it is how expensive everything're really brought back down to earth when you're being charged $10 for a carmel apple or $4 for a bottle of water. But we know this going in and deal with it. You don't have to buy the $10 carmel apple. You want to, but you don't have to.

I'm going to try and do something different this trip to Dland. I collect "smashed pennies", those pennies you make for $.50 by turning a crank. Disneyland has 50 of these machines in the parks and hotels, and I'm going to try and get all 50. In 3 days. I think I can do it. I know they have a map or a list where all of em are located at City Hall. We're going to go there anyway to get buttons for Scott because it's his first visit and the rest of us because we'll be there for a Family Reunion.