Showing posts from May, 2012

Annabel Is 6!

Annabel has had a lovely birthday upon turning 6. Simple presents in the morning, sweets for her school celebration, and a yummy dinner out to eat at Chili's, of course (we've been going to Chili's for every birthday for a couple years now). The big shindig will be in a few days to celebrate both girls' birthdays.

Camporee 2012

Girl Scout Camporee! How we have grown to love Camporee. It was our third year at Camporee and it was as fun as ever. Lots of singing, lots of skits, lots of outdoor camping fun. Our troop leader has taken on three troops at the school, so we were a big group though still divided by actual troops (Daisy, Brownie and Junior). The tent town was enormous just for the three troops alone and there was a lot of giggling at bedtime despite such busy days and late nights at campfire.

Disneyland Trip: Day Four

We met up with my cousin Kim and her fiance Brent on day four at Disneyland. The visit was short but sweet. They seem to be a very happy couple indeed! They also were very cute in their unintentionally matching attire. :)

Before we met up we started off with a Monorail ride. They've changed the route, so it's not as picturesque as I remember it being when I took the monorail at age 13, but we did get a good peek in at Cars Land, which is currently under construction. Then I went on Space Mountain while Brent and Kim were stuck on Indiana Jones for an hour. I nearly tossed my cookies after that ride. Won't be doing that again. Ever. Paul took Lucy on the Star Wars ride again while I recovered.

Finally in Tomorrowland Brent and Kim found us, then we found Paul and Lucy, and we all made our way to Adventureland. We did the Jungle Cruise together, and then went up into the Swiss Family Robinson tree house, which is so much fun! We walked around a bunch after that. My kids…

Disneyland Trip: Day Three

We went back to Disneyland for day three and started off with a  trip through Adventureland. We spent a lot of the day on Tom Sawyer's Island, our first time there. Then we stopped off in Fantasyland for a ride on King Arthur's Carrousel, only to finish off the day in Mickey's Toontown.

Disneyland Trip: Day Two

We spent our second day in Anaheim at California Adventure Park. An adventure in California indeed. It's a fun place with so much to do.

Disneyland Trip: Day One

Our annual Disneyland trip took place in May again this year. It's among the best times to go. This time we had no rain to speak of (so nice!), plus a more spacious hotel, complete with roaring lion. This vacation is pretty much our one and only for just a few days out of the entire year so we live it up. Rides, treats, swimming, drawing, dancing, dining out and endless walking. It's a good one while the kids are young, (this year it was 7, 5 and 3 years old.) and I think we'll be back again next year. I am sure it will become old hat and not such a wonder for them at some point, but for now it's all good. 

This first day at Disneyland was Mother's Day and Paul's birthday, too. What a way to celebrate!