We did it! We finally went to Disneyland with the kiddos this week! My husband and I are not natural Disney goers, but we both never went as wee ones and knew we wanted our girls to experience it when they were young to capture the magic. Because, let’s just say, when you go for your first time as an adult, you see past all of the smoke and mirrors 🙁 We surprised the girls at 5:30am and told them to grab their stuffies, we are going to Disneyland. My oldest didn’t believe us and quickly proceeded to go back to bed, but with a little pinky swearing we convinced her we weren’t pulling her leg!
Soooo, my take on Disneyland? I won’t go in to too much detail since this isn’t what this post is about. But I will say, I am glad my girls got to experience it. It was crazy insane at times with tired legs and a massive headache, but to see the look on their little faces, was enough to make it worth while for me. We made the most of our time there and went like gangbusters. Let’s just say, I’m happy to have this Sunday to relax and recoup before our normal crazy week commences. That said, I am surprised at how well I packed. I was comfortable, but also didn’t feel like I could meet up with friends with my head held high 😉 Here is a photo of the main basics I packed. Notice the mostly dark colors to hide any unsightly stain you might pick up? And two pairs of comfy shoes in case one gives you problems. I rotated my shoes so my feet never got too bad with one. A light jacket, jeans, and a hat in case you needed to make a quick coffee run in the morning before getting ready…oh yes, and for the sun! I also through in a pair of shorts that were airy in case it was super hot. I did use them by the pool, but our weather was never super hot. Below are a few extra details and pictures of the beginning part of our trip and Disneyland (might I add that it’s super hard to get cute pictures with everyone and their mother in it as well!!). My personal fave!
We spent the first day and a half in Burbank for my husbands work. We got to tour the Disney studio lots and I have to say this was my favorite part of the trip. The history behind Disney, how perfectly manicured every nook and cranny was and the attention to detail on the lot was inspirational. You could see the legacy Walt had left behind.
We took a quick road trip to Santa Monica for the girls to get some silly’s out. And despite the cold and grey skies, the girls didn’t want to leave. Then before heading to Disney, we took a quick side trip to Blue Bottle Coffee. I’m telling you…awesome coffee! I wanted to hang out there and be the inner hipster I feel I truly am. Alas, my two kiddos and the spilt coffee all over my sweater made us leave and come back to reality. Disneyland is where we were headed and no matter how much I didn’t want to go, the stars (er, spilt coffee) were pushing us there.
…hard to get good pictures without crowds here so I apologize for the lack of and poor quality