Starting 2008 at the Happiest Place on Earth :)

We had to bring in the year 2008 with a trip to Disneyland šŸ™‚ The kids, my brother Joston and I flew out to Anaheim at 8pm on the 31st so we spent New Years Eve at the hotel.
Tuesday January 1st: New Years Day we went to Disneyland and did the Princess Fantasy Faire, Toontown, the Reindeer Round-up and visited the Winnie Pooh and friends. Pretty much all the little kid things that no one really likes doing šŸ˜‰
At the Princess Fantasy Faire Riley and Uncle Joston watched the princess show then it was our turn to see the princesses. We saw Pocahontas, Princess Minnie and Cinderella. After seeing the Princesses we went to the craft area so the girls could make crowns and color.
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Next we headed to Toontown. We went to Minnie Mouse’s house, but she wasn’t there so we went to Mickey house next, but the line was really long so we decided to leave. As we were leaving we saw Minnie, Goofy and Pluto coming so we took pictures with them šŸ™‚
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Reindeer Round Up was next since the girls wanted to see Santa. Unfortunatly he wasn’t there when we got there so we hung out and watched the magic show and saw some other characters, but no Santa. Finally we decided to leave and just come back the next day. As soon as we got the kids in their strollers we see Santa :/ So we had to get them out again because the girls wanted to say “thank you” for their Christmas presents. We saw Pluto, Chip & Dale, Clarabelle and Santa.
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After seeing all these characters we ate lunch at Hungry Bear. Then the girls wanted to see Pooh and his friends then they rode the Winnie the Pooh ride with Uncle Joston.
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The kids were getting pretty tired so we went back to the hotel to rest and have dinner. Then we ended up staying there for the rest of the night and going to bed early. Around 2am the fire alarm in the hotel went off and the girls were scared and freaking out! Right when we were about to leave the room it stopped so Joston went outside and looked around and talked to some people. The girls were really scared so we let them watch the Disney channel for a little while. They wouldn’t sleep by themselves so Joston had to sleep with them.
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Dustin arrived at 4am finally after being transferred to another flight and it getting delayed.
Wednesday January 2nd: We went to breakfast early and headed straight to the park. We took pictures at the CA letters, which we do every time we visit so we can see how much the kids grow šŸ™‚
A for Arianna
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R for Riley
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N for Nick
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Next we rode some of the rides in Fantasy Land and Nick rode on the carousel for the 1st time.
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After a couple of rides we went back to the hotel for the kids nap time. We decided to go back to the park for dinner. We rode a couple more rides then went to go get seats for the fireworks.
My sisters and brothers
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My Mom and sisters
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My Dad with his sons and son-in-laws
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The fireworks were beautiful like always and after the fireworks there was snow šŸ˜€ yay!
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It’s snowing!!!
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Dustin and I in front of the Christmas tree on Main Street
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Thursday January 3rd: Today we spent the day at California Adventures.
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They turned the Animation Studios into a Snow White exhibition so they had the cottage outside the studio and Snow White was there taking pictures. Riley loved it šŸ™‚
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We took pictures by the tree at Paradise Pier
My family
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The Siongco’s (Dustin’s best friend with his wife and sisters)
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After we were done doing everything at CA Adventures we went back to Disneyland and ran into Mickey and Donald.
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We went back to CA Adventures and watched the Block Party Bash and Arianna and Riley got to dance with them šŸ™‚
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Then we ate dinner at Plaza Inn in Disneyland and rode Small World with everyone. Here we are all waiting in line.
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Friday January 4th: This was our last day here so we just hung out a little more in Fantasy Land and took more pictures.
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Then we went back to CA Adventures to eat lunch with the Princesses at Ariel’s Grotto.
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On the way out we saw High School Musical 2 starting so we decided to watch it before we left for the airport and Riley got to dance in the show šŸ˜€

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We got to the airport and found out our flight had been delayed till 11:45pm so Dustin went to get us an earlier flight which we were on stand-by for. That one ended up being full so we got switched to a different flight and finally boarded at 9:30pm after being stuck at the airport for 5 hours :/

 

It was a great trip, but I’m glad we’re finally home šŸ™‚

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