We only spent one day at Disneyland with both boys being so little. Labor Day weekend had just ended, so waiting in lines was so much shorter that normal. Plus, we had my mom fly out for 3 days to help us and to just be a "Nana". Waiting in line for the first two rides were a bit rough on Dax, but he caught on pretty quick, knowing that there was always something fun and exciting at the end. We went on a couple little carnival type rides and Dax was so over it. He needed some thrill! So we decided we do some bigger, darker, scarier rides that he was tall enough to go on.( Dax was 39 inches, so he was just cut off from going on rides that I really wanted him to go on.) Our favs ended up being the Nemo submarine and the roller coaster in Toon Town that he went on that one 5 times. The 1st time on the roller coaster he was making some scared faces, but by the 3rd time he was laughing like crazy.
We got to meet Donald, Goofy, Mickey, and Pluto. He had to give them all his normal, kisses, squishes and hugs. It was adorable! Watching Dax’s eyes and huge smile when he got to meet them in person was priceless. He was in awe and I think a little overwhelmed(in a good way), because when we would say goodbye to the characters, he was not sad, but wanted to sit quietly and watch them still. It was like he was amazed that all these characters that he sees on TV all the time were right in front of him.
I wasn’t really sure how Grayson would handle meeting them. But by his facial expressions in all the pics, you can tell he was fascinated by them. He'd stare at them with a huge grin, wanting to touch their noses and give them kisses.
We ended up staying all day and Dax hadn't had a nap, (this is the 2nd time in 3 yrs that he has missed a nap) so when it was time to leave, I'd dare say he had an atomic melt down. Can you really blame him though? Taking a toddler away from "happiest" place on earth. Ha ha ha......
I have to admit, it was so hard and so much work taking a 18 month and 3 yr old. Was it worth it? Yes, and we can't wait to go back. Experiencing Disneyland with my own kids was indeed up there with one of the best days since starting a family.
|Kisses for Donald|
|Squishes for Goofy|
|Goofy was actually really funny|
|3 Goofy characters!|
|We had to go get the Mickey ear hats of course.|
|Nana switched spots with Dax and let him drive. Silly Nana :)|
|He LOVED it|
|Waiting in line for the Nemo submarine ride|
|Talking to some characters on phone for a good 5 minutes|
|Doorbell ditching Mickey.|
|It was so hot and Grayson's face clearly proves it|
|His two favs! "Duck Duck"& "Efee"|
|Here Dax is waiting for Dad to get home so we could go! Ya think he was ready?|
|Hanging out by the castle|