Hannah has been talking about going to Disneyland for months. And by talking about it, I mean, SHE’S DYING TO GO.
I’m not even sure how she knows so much about it honestly. Remember how we live in Utah and not California? Clearly we have nothing here that even resembles the happiest place on earth, so really, unless she has heard an earful from her friends, we have no idea where she is getting her information. She is CONVINCED she has enough pennies to get us there and is ready to go STAT.
Well . . .
We have wanted to take our kids to Disneyland since before they were born. In the last several months, we have been entertaining the idea of taking them, and trying to figure out the best time.
You see, both Hannah and Dallin still take mid-day naps. (Yeah, yeah, go ahead and play the world’s smallest violin for us . . .) Toting around cranky kids in the afternoon just sounds like SO MUCH FUN, we decided to NEVER try it.
We decided to take our kids to Disneyland after Dallin gave up his nap so all of us could go ALL DAY and not have a meltdown.
Well . . .
After our successful vacation last week in Las Vegas, where our kids took a three hour nap in the hotel room and Dallin didn’t have a panic attack (like I expected he would) when he realized he was going to sleep in a foreign place, we decided to entertain the idea again.
And by entertain the idea, I mean we got home from Vegas and three days later, David sent me an email (I was out and about running errands or something) with our tickets, and hotel confirmation.
I know. The guy rocks!
So my friends . . . we are going! Next week! All week! Three days of driving (one to get to CA, two days to get home) and three days of fun at Disneyland and California Adventure Park HERE WE COME!
Here’s the thing . . .
Our kids don’t know! I mean, I’m sure we could tell Dallin and he wouldn’t say anything or be overly excited for that matter because he is not the one saving all his pennies and talking about going all the time . . . but Hannah . . .
Have you seen how excited that child gets? I’m not sure I could handle her anticipation! She might explode!
As many of you know, Hannah is an early riser. During the early morning hours of 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM, she happily keeps herself busy. A few days ago, she created these images during the hour and a half she waited for us to wake up.
This is her at Disneyland, as a princess of course! Check out that castle! Looks pretty authentic to me!
In this image, she told me she is thinking about Disneyland, that is why the castle is so small.
This next image is of David, and Hannah, and me, with a LAMP. Please friends, let’t not forget to pack a LAMP on our way to Disneyland!
Check out my long legs, and low maintenance hair! She got David’s buzz just right, and look at how cute she is! Not sure where Dallin fits into this picture . . . maybe we didn’t have room for him in the car because we had to pack a HUGE LAMP.
Oh, how I love her hearts. This one reads from the bottom up:
“Emily and to David.” Apparently, we are on a first name basis with her. Also, I LOVE how she spells. Soon enough, she will spell everything correctly and I’m just not ready for that day. Can’t she just stay four and a half FOREVER?!
This next picture is of Lighting McQueen. (I’m sure it wasn’t obvious, so I thought I’d help you out on the interpretation of this image.)
And finally . . .
Her shoes. She traced them on the paper and then drew the straps. She has informed me that she is wearing these shoes to Disneyland whenever we go.
Clearly we have a child that loves to draw and can’t wait to get to Disneyland.
We’re not sure when we’re going to tell her, but we’ll be sure to video tape her response! We’re thinking the parking lot of Disneyland would be a fine place to tell her . . . what do you think?
Based on how she responded when I brought home a “princess dress” last week from the Disney Store (she jumped up and down, squealed, yelled, “I’m so GRATEFUL!” and then started to cry tears of joy!) I’m afraid she might have an aneurysm when we tell her!
How am I going to tell her she has an appointment to get her hair done at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? And that she’s going to have breakfast with every princess she can think of a Ariel’s Grotto? What about the World of Color?
As you can see, we are just as excited about all of this as she is! I can’t wait to tell her!