Kaiya went on her first trip to California in October. She's been on a long plane trip before, we took her to New Mexico and Vegas for Easter. But...she was only 6 months old back then. This time it was a little different since she was 1 going on 12, not to mention walking and talking. But we survived. She slept for an hour here and there, but in between she watched movies with daddy, walked up and down the aisle with mommy, and luckily there was a little girl who was sitting in front of us that continually tried to entertain her. What a life saver she was. Turns out they were going to Disneyland, too...and she informed us that they would be at the Princess Breakfast the next morning if we wanted to meet up. LOL!!! She was about 6 or 7...going on 21. Haha.
When we finally landed at LAX, we looked around and finally found Grandma Barb who was meeting up with us from New Mexico. The rest of that day was kind of wasted with traveling to the hotel in Anaheim and picking up things, like diapers, from Target (GREAT excuse to go shopping right away.)
The second day we took a trip up to Rancho Cucamonga (sp?) to do some shopping. It was rainy and cold, and of course we didn't bring any rain or cold gear, so we had to buy some things to at least keep the kids warm the next day at Disneyland.
As Disneyland day finally approached...it was pouring! But it turned out to be in our favor because there were NO LINES and we got to ride pretty much all of the rides that we wanted before early afternoon! Plus, a little rain doesn't hurt anyone...at least that's what mommy learned from going to college in Oregon. We were so lucky that Uncle Bill, Aunty Kimi, Wyland, Kiyomi, Aunty Angela, Nicole and Drew all met us at Disneyland! And it turned out to be a beautiful day once the sun came out by late afternoon. Kaiya came down with a pretty high fever, 104, but luckily we came prepared and doped her up with Tylenol and Ibuprofen to keep the fever under control. We kept having to take her jacket and blankets on and off, take her temperature, put socks on and off...but she was a trooper through it all.
|First Rides...no wait time!|
|Daddy was WAY excited for this!|