originally when we planned this trip to arizona, we also planned on renting a car, as we would have to travel from phoenix to green valley. so using my most sweetest voice and reasoning, i somehow talked cory into the seven hour drive to disney. i have been dying to take the kids to disney since the day hayden laid eyes on mickey. now cory, he is a firm believer in not taking them until they are both older because, 1. it being so expensive to travel to florida + do the whole shebang and 2. well because they ‘won’t remember’. i myself, always wanted to see those faces light up because now is the time where they really are into mickey + the disney characters. so this trip to disneyland was absolutely in my favor. and my sweet parents were able to travel along with us and gift the day to the boys. my brother was able to come along for the fun as well!
we saw mickey + minnie as soon as we stepped foot into the park and i think i will always remember the look on the boys’ faces in that very moment. tears trying to roll down my cheek as i watched my babies light up with amazement. we of course, got the boys some ears before venturing any further and i got an iced coffee in my disney designed starbucks cup ha.
we rode ride after ride and after ride. and we listened to finley cry his hardest cry after each one ended. we met mickey and minnie and goofy and donald duck and pluto. we saw ariel in the parade. we ate more sugar than i think the boys have had in their lifetime by filling our bellies with donuts and suckers and dole whip and cotton candy and lemonade icees and kettle corn. we saw chad michael murray [gasp, i am oth obsessed]. we watched the light parade. we saw fireworks. we laughed. we got hangry. we got scared [well some of us – think haunted mansion. hayden closed his eyes the entire time. fin said “fun” when we were finished. and i wanted to buy the house]. we ate. we ate some more. we took hayden on his first roller coaster. and we rode more rides.
it was magical. the entire thing, the whole day. fourteen hours of magic to be exact. i cannot feel more blessed that we got to do this with our family. side note, hayden asks to go to dinseyland every day now.