I got in trouble yesterday from a friend eagerly awaiting the rest of my holiday posts - there are always excuses and apparently 'good bloggers' don't make them.
When we got back from our holiday things certainly didn't slow down we were immediately thrust into Daddy De Roach's birthday and of course Father's Day so we have spent our days in a flurry of planning, shopping, crafting, cake baking and hosting. Life is definitely never boring around this house.
It's only 8 weeks until this new baby boy will be joining us (possibly earlier if he follows in his big brother's footsteps!) and then before we know it Christmas will be here. Scary but true - Christmas is only 15 weeks away. On that note I have been trying to be Mrs Organised and getting my shopping done before baby arrives so I can just relax and enjoy those first weeks without any extra stress.
Anyway here it is - Disneyland in all it's colourful, magical glory.
Our very first visit on Day 1 - just hours after getting off a plane from Sydney
Main Street USA
If you were to ask Noah the best bit of his whole holiday he would say the Dumbo ride
Disney Castle during the nightly fireworks
The Rocket Ride
Alice in Wonderland Teacup Ride
The start of a new love affair
Chip or is it Dale?
More sly photo ops instead of waiting in the HUGE lines
A picture from the famous dancing display
Noah's True Love
Oops watch out Mickey he looks cute but he's trying to steal your girlfriend!!
Getting ready to go on the Toy Story ride
The 'Real' Buzz Lightyear
I have been to Disneyland several times before (the first time I went for 5 days straight!). I loved it then and it was even more amazing to be there and share it with Noah. Words and pictures really can't do it justice. There's an indescribable atmosphere of joy and happiness in the air. It's immaculately clean. The staff are beyond friendly and every kid and adult is wide eyed. The kids rides are fun and there are some ridiculously cool grown up rides but the best part of Disney is the characters. Everyone loves Disney movies and as Noah kept saying Disneyland is 'The Real Movie'. We especially loved the rides that took you through those classic movies - Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and the newer ones - Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Pirates of the Caribbean. The special effects are mind blowing. The Nemo ride was under water in a moving submarine and the scenes of the film were holographic and laser images viewed underwater. The Toy Story ride was like being inside a giant video game and we had laser guns to battle Zurg and play in Andy's Room.
We could easily have stayed in Disney a week or more but we only had 3 days which we definitely made the most of. I have a feeling we'll be heading back before too many more years pass.