Whew! After a week of fast paced adventure, we have finally returned to the home-front for some much needed R&R. We had a blast!! Disneyland was wonderful. The weather was awesome, the crowds weren't too bad, the food was . . .well, it was okay. LOL! (I am excited to eat "fresh" food again!)
Sterling and I had the boys up and running early each morning and pretty much going until the fireworks went off at night. We were exhausted to say the least. But, how can you sleep when there is so much to see?! The only person that really found time for his naps was little Myles. My poor boy, I think that he was slightly overwhelmed by the whole experience as his thumb was in his mouth most of the time. He actually has a blister on his knuckle now!
Asher thoroughly enjoyed the "big kid" rides with Daddy while Myles and I were content to stick with rides like "It's a Small World" and "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland". I will say though that Myles giggled like crazy when we went on the tea cups!
One of the highlights was meeting Mickey Mouse in his house. The irony was that, after waiting in line for 30 minutes, Asher was too scared to even look at Mr. Mouse!! Myles was kind of shy about the whole encounter too. So, when they shoed us through the line, this picture was the best one that I could get.
On our third day we finally made it over to "California Adventure". I was so impressed. It was so detailed and elaborate. I regret that we didn't spend more time there although I think that Disneyland appealed more to our little ones.
On our last day in California we decided to take the kids to the beach. Asher had been begging us to go. He loved the ocean. Myles wasn't quite sure what to make of it. I guess that I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was because, I didn't plan on Asher getting into the ocean. I just thought that we could roll his pants up and he would be fine. Well, I sure was wrong!! He got drenched. Unfortunately, we were on our way out of town AND we were out of clean clothes. We tried our best to wash Asher off by the car with some bottled water. I changed him into a different outfit that wasn't too dirty. Because he had no clean underwear, I pulled out his bathing suit to wear under his jeans. As Asher was putting the bathing suit on he innocently asked, "Mommy, why didn't you just let me wear my bathing suit!?" DUH!! I felt like an idiot! LOL!
Finally we were on the road again heading home. We managed to make an overnight stop at Grandma and Grandpa's house in St. George (and do some laundry) which made it nice because our final drive home was only 4 hours long. However, it was not without Myles' intermittent screaming to speed us up! All in all, it was a wonderful trip. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to go.