This year our big family vacation started on April 1st. We headed for Las Vegas to get some yummy tri-tip from Lucille's BBQ. We stayed at the Sunshine Station in Henderson and it was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in.
We stayed at the Park Vue Inn when we got to Anaheim. It was directly across the street from Disneyland. We would walk outside the hotel and we were at the cross walk to go to Disneyland. This is where we will be staying every year that we go to Disneyland. The girls got to sleep in bunkbeds, so that was a lot of fun for them. They had a big deluxe breakfast every morning. There was a huge variety of yummy food! We decided to go to Disneyland for 6 days this year, which ended up being a great idea because it was really busy with spring break.
It's tradition that we always go on Peter Pan first. It was Tanner's first ride, and he cried through the whole thing. He cried lots the first day. It was a bit overwhelming for him. Once he finally figured out that it was fun, he would cry when we had to get off the rides. Finally he got it, and was okay with getting on and off the rides and waiting in line. His Favorite ride was Buzz Lightyear, he loved holding the lazer blaster and seeing all that was going on in the ride. We bought him one of his very own shooters because he loved it so much!
Aniston, Abigail, and Alyssa like the big rides. They LOVE splash mountain, the Matterhorn, and Sourin. When we got off Splash Mountain for the first time Aniston was wet and said "I am soaked, now I need to shake like a dog to get dry." One of our Favorite rides is the Jungle Cruise. It's fun listening to the "tour guide" and seeing all the animals. We went on Sourin over California for the first time, it was so fun to "fly" over California and see all the scenery. Sometimes it felt like we were really up in the sky. It was easy to feel a bit queezy! My parents came with us for the first 3 days at Disneyland. It was fun to have them there with us. it made me realize that 3 days is not long enough to stay at Disneyland. Grammy bought the girls all lanyards so they can start collecting pins. That was fun to go in all the shops and find fun pins to buy. On Easter we went on a Bakery Tour and the workers were giving out sour dough bread that was shaped like Mickey Mouses head. We also went in a tortilla factory and got to eat a fresh tortilla at the end. YUM! We have been to Disneyland 4 times, and there are always new things to see and do This year Sourin was new for us, the bakery tour, the tortilla factory, The new 3D Toy Story Mania ride, and the Aladdin Show. That show was awesome! They were flying in the air on carpets, and using special effects to make the characters get places faster, it was such a neat show. I reccomend that for anyone going to Disneyland. After my parents left, we had 3 more days left. I let Cass take each girl out on a special Daddy Daughter Date. The first night Abigail got to go back to DIsneyland with Cass, then Anna the next night, and on the third night I took Alyssa out for a bit, then Cass took her the rest of the night. When I went with Alyssa we went on Autopia. That was fun. I pushed the petal and she drove the car. She was wild. It was a good thing we were on a track! The kids said the funniest things, they had us laughing the whole trip! After our 6 days were over at Disneyland, we didn't hurry home. We went to the Beach, we went to the Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas. We ended up being gone about 11 days. It was a lot of work, but so much fun!! I am going to post some of the funny things the kids said to the right by their pictures....
Oh yes, I can not forget the Tiki Room. We love the bird show. We even turned our family room into a Tiki Room. It's fun, we love it! Maybe someday I will post some pictures!