The light was just beginning to filter through the blinds yesterday morning when the hubby and I woke, showered, downed a pot of coffee, woke the kids and got on the road for our trek up north to Disneyland.  We had an early morning breakfast booked with Minnie and her friends, then it was off to enjoy the park for the day. 

Unlike the previous day at California Adventure, Disneyland was INSANELY busy yesterday.  It truly was chaotic.  I had to wrestle the kids into the stroller on multiple occasions as passers by would literally walk over the top of the little ones.  Thankfully, the boys had no interest in going on any hair-raising rides (where most of the wait time was) as Jay was still not feeling 100%, but those rides we did choose to go on, the longest we had to wait was 20 minutes with fast track.  There was absolutely no line however to eat breakfast with the characters seeing as we had pre-booked and no wait to ride the monorail or take the Disney Railroad around the park and the kids were more than happy to do those things.

This is what happens when you wake babies for a long drive

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But, then they realize they are going to meet Minnie Mouse.


A Mickey waffle.  Yumm-o.


They met so many wonderful characters.  Marisol was a little scared of Captain Hook, but they loved all of the other ones.

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The sweetest thing I’d ever seen was both Marisol and Flynn’s love for Minnie Mouse.  When she visited our table, they each gave her the biggest hug.  Then they showed her that she was on their special badges.  As she was about to move on to the next table, they each gave her a kiss on the cheek.  On their own.  Without being asked to.  It was the sweetest moment.   They were so sweet and gentle and were absolutely infatuated with her.


Mine, mine, mine ….

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Little Miss put herself in time out because she wasn’t getting her own way.  She had quite the hissy fit because I took her photo while she was being grumpy.


Crazy woman driver.  I’m out of here.

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Unfortunately the end of our day resulted in a casualty.  Our stroller. 


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Kristy June 12, 2009 - 5:00 pm

AWESOME pictures, Tonya! It looks like it was so much fun! Im so glad the kids loved Minnie Mouse and the rest of Disneyland! I cant wait to take mine there.Kristy

vanillafrog June 12, 2009 - 5:00 pm

best disneyland pictures i have ever seen!

Mom Taxi Julie June 12, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Looks like a fun day! Good thing the tire didnt pop until the END of the day!

Wonderful World of Weiners June 13, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I was wondering if you might be willing to mention my raffle/fundraiser. I would NOT ask if it wasnt for a great cause. Plus, there are over 90 donated prizes to win totaling over $3000.00! And who doesnt like to win??Its really a win-win for everyone. People get to help me meet my fundraising goal AND potentionally win big.Yesterdat was the 6th anniversary of my Dads heart transplant. I am more determined than ever to give back in a big way.This is the comment I have been leaving on certain blogs in hopes that the word will get out about what Im trying to do.PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE clickover and enter my raffle!! You can truly win TONS OF PRIZES (totaling over $3000.00 – goft crds, Starbucks coffee maker, $600 in camping equipemtn, gorgeous jewelry).Its for a great cause…. years ago my Dad received a new heart.This is my way of giving back.Hallie you for any help you can give,Hallie

Cheryl Lage June 13, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh Tonya the segue from exhaustion to excitement is just priceless!Your kiddos are so darling. Looks like a wonderful day. 🙂

Melanie June 14, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh it makes me miss living there! I wish I could take the kids without the hassle of flying, etc. The pics are great as always!

Queen to my 3 Boys June 14, 2009 - 5:00 pm

We just got back from Disneyland too, but didnt get ANY amazing shots like you did there. Great photos!

Sharlene June 14, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Hey! We were at CA Adventure at the same time! How funny! Had I known I would have called your butt and we could have met up and said hi. The parks were very busy. I guess thats what happens when you go in June. My inlaws went back today for a third day. I passed. Just a tad Disneyed out.

cat June 16, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh wow, the pictures are great! The one of Jay with the hat and the car series is just stunning. You guys get to do some many very cool things.


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