The Weekend

1:27 PM

We do not have the normal weekend of Saturday and Sunday.  Our weekends vary, but are usually Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Sometimes we have a Wednesday as well.  Such was the case this past "weekend."  We left for Orange County, CA and Disneyland on Wednesday morning.  We decided while were at Disney Sea in Tokyo that we should go to Disneyland for Corrine's third birthday.  Kids under three are free.  And given that our admission to Disney and California Adventure was $137.00 each it was a good thing she was free!  
 But what a wonderful time!  We actually went to the park on Thursday which was mama's birthday.  We made reservations to have breakfast with Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and ended up meeting Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and Belle.  Not a bad way for this mama to spend her 45th birthday!
We also  met Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.  We rode as many of the rides as we could and rode some twice.  Daddy also stood in line with C to meet the princesses again, so mama could ride an adult ride.  Thank goodness for the single rider line at some of the adult rides with longer lines!  With a nap in the middle of the afternoon (and during the hottest part of the 88 degree day) we were able to enjoy most of the day with no cranky melt downs!

It was a great trip, albeit, a fast one.  We will go again when she is a bit older and will be able to go on some of the bigger rides.  Plus I think she will be able to appreciate a bit more.  I was shocked (although I shouldn't have been) at the overall mass consumerism of crap at the Disney store.   We didn't go crazy buying stuff, but we did purchase a couple of souvenirs.  We bought the birthday girl a Minnie Mouse suitcase that she will use for years (or until it falls apart) that she put all of her stuff in a wheeled it through the airport.

On Saturday we had just a few people over for pizza, cake and ice cream.  On Sunday morning we met Papa at the National Western Stock Show.  Papa, who is mainly retired, works at the NWSS during the month of January as the beef superintendent and a catch-a-calf supervisor.  We got a behind the scenes tour.  Her favorite part?  Either the pony ride or the petting zoo!
It was a busy weekend for all.  I think it will take us a few days to recover and get back into a groove!
It's been quite some time, but I'm joining Amanda.  Have a great week!

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  1. Happy birthday! I'm glad you enjoyed your celebrations. Sounds like a fun-filled and busy weekend. Try to get some rest to charge back up! ;)

  2. Happy birthday Jen and what a way to spend it! I haven't been to Disney in years, but both my sisters go every year...they love it that much.

  3. Happy happy birthday!! I hope you had lots of cake :)
    I've always wanted to go to Disneyland. Someday :)

  4. happy birthday and what a fun place, I haven't been but I do enjoy the photos of people who have been.


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