Day two was more exciting than day one just because the kids knew where we were going now. I have this friend April who told me to buy Disney gifts here in Boise and then give them to the kids at the hotel so that I wasn't tempted to buy the really expensive stuff in Disneyland. So I did. I got Emma a Cinderella princess dress, and Gabe a Mack and Lightening McQueen. I was really glad because the princess dresses were $65-75.00 each at Disneyland. I paid $19.99. Yeah! So of course Emma had to wear the princess dress to Disneyland. So here we are at the start of our day. Thanks to Noni for the Minnie and Mickey ears.
The first thing we did was go to Playhouse Disney. It was really exciting to see the "real" Little Einstein's, Handy Manny, Tiger and Pooh, and Mickey and friends. I thought Gabe was going to jump out of his pants when he saw the Little Einstein's. I have decided what is magical about Disneyland is how excited the kids are. It was really fun to see them so thrilled.
After that we walked up to toon town where we got to see Pluto, walk through Minnie's house, and see Mickey. I thought that Gabe was going to hug Mickey all day long. He was very excited. We also rode the roller-coaster. Gabe had his arms up in the air the whole time. I'm such a proud mom. My little thrill seeker.
Me, Emma, Gabe Gracie, Sam & Daryl & of course Mickey Mouse!
(Gracie and Sam are cousins)
We were really blessed to share this whole experience with my parents and sisters and kids. Emma and Noni (my mom) have a special bond. Emma loves to spend time with my mom and was just happy to walk beside her and talk to her and share her excitement. I'm also very thankful to my parents for providing us the place to stay at their timeshare. Oh and sitting with kids while we went on rides. That was a huge help.
We left Toon Town to go to the Princess coronation. What a trip. Emma was beside herself. When Belle came out in her big yellow dress this is how our conversation went:
Emma: "Mom, I need a big princess dress."
Me: "You have this big blue dress right here."
Emma: "I need a bigger one like hers."
Me: "Oh dear I'm in big trouble."
Gabe was just mesmerized by the beauty of Belle and was completely paralyzed. He was in love I think. He just held onto her dress and walked beside her. And I just laughed.
Emma did keep running into Cinderella and now thinks that Cinderella is one of her best friends. I love the princesses. Especially mine.
We went to go see the bugs life show. It's a 3D show with lots of special effects. I won't ruin it for ya but it was a crazy show. Emma was fine until she put her 3D glasses on. Then she started to scream these blood curdling screams. Gabe on the other hand liked it so much he went back to see it again. He did scoot as far back as he could in his seat. Emma want's nothing to do with that again.
The kids loved the pixar parade so much that we did it again. Gabe woke up just as Lightening Mcqueen was driving by, thus the cranky look. Emma was so workin it in her princess dress. Everyone just kept talking to her especially the characters in this parade. It was fun. Whenever someone would call her princess she would just let them know that she is Princess Emma. Which she is. Hopefully she'll remember that when she's a teenager.
We took Emma on Soaring over California. If you haven't been on that ride it's pretty cool. It's like you're hang gliding or something and you fly over different areas of California. You can smell the forests of Tahoe or the orange fields. It was cool. Emma was ecstatic. Everyone should get to ride with her. It made the ride for me.