When I see this rainbow tiled floor I let myself start to get excited that I get to spend the day with my kids at one of my favorite places on earth. By this point the stress of packing food/diaper bags, getting there and parking is over and the fun is about to begin. I've started to become a crowd snob and plan my trips around times that will tend to have the least amount of people there. One of those times is in the morning, on a weekday, in the RAIN. If I wake up to clouds I try to open my schedule to take advantage of the opportunity for a possibly empty Disneyland.
Of course, we always have to hit up Harvey's favorite ride first: the horseys! I also love this ride because the line moves quickly. On top of being a crowd snob, I am a line snob. We hit up all the rides with either short or fast moving lines, or both. These include the carousel, the tea cups, it's a small world, pirates of the carribean, pinnochio, snow white, sleeping beauty's castle, the train, and winnie the pooh. I used to rate the success of our trip solely on how many rides we were able to hit up in the shortest period of time. I try not to do that anymore. I try to let myself enjoy the experience even if we just walk slowly down main street and take in the sites and smells. It's not easy though, sometimes the productivity obsessed crazy in me comes out a little.
I fought the princess obsession for a little while after having a daughter, but gave in a long time ago. Really though, how freakin cute is my little girl in her princess dress and rain boots. I mean...
Harvey Jay. My little boy friend. He's still only one year old in this picture. ALMOST two, but still one. He looks like he's four. He doesn't want to/get to wear foofy princess dressed to Disneyland, but he's just as stinkin cute... ONE activity that is NEVER on my Disney todo list is waiting in ludicrously long lines to see characters to 2 seconds (horrible invention). If you're lucky you can catch them walking around. But I have to give in every once in a while. It's all worth it to see the look on Wendy's face.