The Happiest Place on Earth!

We spent Thursday & Friday with Erika, Robert and our 3 grandkids at Disneyland and California Adventures. Glenn & I hadn't been to Disneyland since Erika was 13. Boy, has it changed. Of course, we'd never been to California Adventures. We had 2 fun filled days. The 2nd day our cousin Leah and her husband Alex joined us around 4:30. It was really fun having them there.
We tried dividing the activities between the ages. Launa, who just turned 4 yesterday, Kourtnie 8 and Anthony 11. This was a family trip taken mostly because Robert will be deploying to Iraq in a couple of weeks. But, Launa was convinced we were there to celebrate her birthday. We did have them sing and bring her cake at Ariel's Grotto restaurant. Launa was in heaven at this restaurant when the princesses made the rounds and came to our table to talk to her. Kourtnie rode her first roller coaster and liked it. Anthony, who is an old pro at these 2 parks, showed us the ropes. He played big brother and even gave up some of his favorite rides (ie thunder mountain) as he kept his own maps and directed us to places he thought Launa would like.
Launa & Cinderella
Launa & Sleeping Beauty
Launa & Snow White
Belle was the only princess Kourtnie wanted to have her picture taken with.
Launa & Belle
When Anthony's not upside down on a roller coaster he loves to drive the cars.
Grandma & Kourtnie waiting in line for the dumbo ride. This was before Kourtnie was brave enough to try roller coasters.
Anthony wanted this hat as soon as we got to Disneyland.

As for grandma and papa. We had lots of fun being with the grandkids but by the end of 2 days our feet, legs and backs were killing us. When we woke on Saturday my voice was gone from screaming on the roller coaster at California Adventures. The sad part? It wasn't the BIG roller coaster. Have you ever seen how close to the edge those cars get on the smaller one? Well, have you? Anthony & papa were in the car ahead of Kourtnie & I. When Anthony realized it was me screaming he apparently couldn't stop laughing.

At the end of the last day we watched the parade. Launa was so excited throughout the entire parade. However, when Snow White arrived Launa's face lit up even more.

May all your dreams come true!