Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's a small world afterall (long overdue)

I know this is late but I have been lacking all motivation lately. I have been late to work almost every day, have to struggle to get the house clean and haven't even wanted to do any digital scrapbooking (gasp). I have no idea what has gotten in to me or how long in will last. In the meantime, I thought I would tell you about our recent trip to Anaheim.
For Christmas, Santa was nice enough to get the kids a trip to Disneyland and I was nice enough to get Ryan and the kids tickets to the Anaheim Supercross (motocross race featuring the world's top riders). We combine the two into one trip. We drove down to LA on Friday and got to the park around 1. The kids were chomping at the bit!! We dressed Bella in the Snow White dress my mom had given her for Christmas and had Riley put on the mouse ears we got him on his first trip to Disneyland. They were ready to go!!
We had a fantastic day at the park. We bought both the kids autograph books and they had a blast getting autographs of the characters we saw. This was Bella's first time at Disneyland and she was enthralled!
It started to rain that night so we bought ponchos and braved the sprinkles until it was time to call it a night.
Saturday morning we woke up early to dark and cloudy (but dry) skies. We went to our Minnie and Friends character breakfast where we spent the next few hours eating Mickey shaped waffles and chatting with the likes of Pooh Bear, Alice in Wonderland, Minnie Mouse, The Fairy Godmother and many many more! The kids had a great time and Ryan and I loved seeing them so happy. We stayed at the park until around noon that day. There were no lines on any of the rides we went on so we were able to walk right on to everything! It was fantastic! We met our friends, The Climers, at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney for lunch before heading back to our hotel. The Climers had come down to go to Supercross with us. Back at the hotel we got changed into all our "moto" gear and headed for Angel Stadium.

To say that Riley was in Heaven is an understatement. He was thrilled, in awe, excited, overwhelmed, etc etc. We had a fantastic time watching our favorite rider win and somehow, Bella slept through it all!

Sunday we went back to Disneyland for a few hours with the Climers. We all had a blast again but were ready to go home.
I have to say that this was the best trip to Disneyland we have ever had. There were no lines, the kids all did great and had so much fun and they were both old enough to really appreciate it and be seduced by the magic of Disneyland! Bella keeps asking when we can go back!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Welcome 2008!

New Year's eve was a blas this year, much much better than last year!!
We had a party at my friend Jenn's house. It was our usual gang, plus a few extras. All in all there were 12 kids and 13 adults there. Everyone had a blast! The kids played video games, watched movies and ran around like crazy. The adults played games too! Ever heard of Mad Gab?? It was a lot of fun (especially after the alcohol kicked in!). Here are a few of my pics from the evening. I had to omit anything that might be embarrasing to some people (and trust me, there were A LOT of them!)