Warning to the reader: This post is going to contain very cheesey language, sentiments and memories. Call me a sucker, but there really is something magical about Disney. That combined with the fact that I am get older and more and more emotional, I can't go to Disneyland without having a moment (or two) that makes me cry. Love that place.
The last time we had been to Disneyland was when Makenna was 3 and Kellen was 1. This trip was even better this time with the kids being older and more able to appreciate what they were experiencing. After 2 years of being there we were actually able to go there twice recently. Once as a family with Grammy and then once while Grandma and Grandpa McKamey were here....hence the reason why this post is so overloaded with pics. But hey, if any place is full of Kodak moments, it's Disneyland.
Our little Makenna is certainly getting bigger, but there is something about a pair of mouse ears that seems to erase some time....
Love the cheese face and the squinty eyes
As it should be, it's a small world was at the top of the list of favorites for the kids. I love the way kids just look and stare in total awe on that ride.
The Con is still figuring out what to think of moving horses....
I just love my mommy! It's so fun doing these types of things with her now...being a mom myself...understanding her love for me in a way I never fully appreciated before...seeing her be a Grammy.
One of these days that sword is going to budge!
The kids were not being super photo cooperative this day - Nothing wrong with capturing reality every once in awhile
Kellen and his first pair of Mickey Ears! He has really appreciated this. He was very cute about wanting to wear them, especially the second time we went.
Big head or small hat??
This picture was taken right before my big emotional moment during this Disney trip. We had let the kids pick out their souvenirs and were waiting for my mom and Makenna to get back from riding space mountain so we could go home. And then all the sudden super loud, "Dreams really do come true" type music came on over the speakers and then as we were standing on main street it started "snowing" (peppermint smelling/flavored pretend snow)! Kellen was just in awe. He and I stood out in the snow twirling around together....just felt like that perfect moment at the end of a perfect day....
We need to get Grandma and Grandpa some ears :)
Anxiously on the way...2 hours can be a long time to wait
These two were so cute together. Makenna would comfort Kellen on the "scary rides", they would talk about the things on the rides that were real and what was pretend. Kenna would tell Kellen the stories that pertained to the rides. It was very sweet to watch.
I think Dumbo may have been one of Grandma's favorites....just the right speed and thrill level for her.
I hope this does not give the kids a warped perception of what jail might really be like....