Last week we went on vacation to Disneyland, one of my favorite places. It was hot. It was exhausting. It was an awesome! Here are a few of my favorite moments.
First moment: My boys are obsessed with Star Wars. We were wandering into Tomorrowland, and there he was…a Storm Trooper! My big boys were so excited!
I love that the boys were sucked into the magic of Disney. I mean really, it is super cool seeing a Storm Trooper on the street!
And of course, they loved the Star Wars ride, too. I went with them after they’d been on the ride with my hubby and Diego kept warning me that Darth Vader will be there, but it’ll be ok…”Don’t be scared.” I loved his warning. Priceless.
Another favorite moment was getting to go on Space Mountain with Diego. He loves this ride. Adores it. Absolutely flips over it. Thinks it’s the best thing EVER. Can’t stop talking about it. “It’s dark, it’s in space, and you go super fast!” (don’t forget the hand gestures and body movements.)
What I loved about this moment was that when the ride was slowing down and as we were walking out, he couldn’t stop giggling. He’d look at me and start laughing. He’d look around and bust out in a fit of giggles. The smile was plastered on his face and he was just so jolly — it was great! Those are the moments you hope for on vacation. Priceless.
Next moment was when Justus met Captain America. Pure awesomeness. Justus is like his mommy, he’s so serious when he’s super excited and doesn’t smile or show any enthusiasm. When he had his picture taken with Mater, he didn’t smile until after it was over and then started smiling, waving at Mater, and babbling. But Captain America was another story. Justus was in awe. Captain America greeted each boy, and Justus was so enthralled, he actually reached out. And Cap reached back with his hand, letting Justus hold his hand, smiling and talking to him because Justus was so amazed he was actually standing right there. Justus was captivated — one of his favorite heroes was standing right there! Priceless.
Last moment to get a mention. This one is an Isaac moment. Isaac was pumped about the Monsters Inc ride. Why? Not because of Mike or Sully, whom he loves, but because of the yellow monsters, with whom he’s obessed. He couldn’t wait to see the yellow monsters (C.D.A. monsters) and kept talking about them. All. Day. Long. Everyday.
And the ride was just what he wanted: lots of yellow monsters! He sat behind me and I loved hearing him squeal with excitement every time he saw another yellow monster. And to see Isaac’s super excited face. Priceless.
We had an awesome time at Disney, a much needed vacation full of excitement and dreams. To me, Disney really is one of the happiest places on earth. And I’m glad that my kids love it as much as I do.
Now, if only we could get back in the groove and routine of being at home…