Friday, February 11, 2011

Family Journal: Week 6: Feb.5th-Feb.11th

Saturday, February 5th: Today we got up early and headed to San Francisco. We got there pretty fast but once we got closer to AT&T Park the traffic was horrible. Josh dropped the kids and I off so we could get in line for the Giants Fan Fest. The kids and I were able to get in, walk around a little, play in some of the seats, and listen to the manager talk. That was about an hour, and Josh was still waiting to pay for parking. We decided to leave because it was just too busy. It was crazy. As we were leaving the gates closed, so Josh would not have been able to get in anyways. We went down to Fisherman's Wharf and did our usual San Fran loop. We ate lunch and played in the park. Then we came home and relaxed.

Sunday, February 6th: Today we decided to stay home from Church. Carson was getting a cold and we had a lot to get done before Disneyland. We let the kids hang out and rest all day. I think they enjoyed that and really needed it!

Monday, February 7th: Today Parker, Emma, and I went to Old Navy to get a few new things for our trip. Parker had fun shopping with Emma and I. I kept picking things out he liked. When Josh got home from work I ran to the mall. I worked on getting the laundry all done so tomorrow I can start packing.

Tuesday, February 8th: Today AJ came over early. I spent the day packing and making sure I had everything we needed. The kids are so excited to go tomorrow. They all went to bed early so that they have extra energy for Disneyland.

Wednesday, February 9th: Today Josh didn't have to go in to work at all. The boys went to school. We picked them up early at 11. Josh brought them home, we ate lunch, and then we hopped in the car and hit the road. We drove about 5 hours and stopped for the night. We ate dinner and then went to bed early.

Thursday, February 10th: Today we were up early and so excited to get to Disneyland. We left the hotel around 7:30 and got to our hotel, the Grand Californian Hotel around 9:45. My parents, Ryan, Katie, Jack and Uncle Kurt got there about 30 minutes later. Once we were all there we headed right over to California Adventure. We went on Soarin' then had our picnic lunch. We went on the Toy Story ride and then headed over to Disneyland. We went on quite a few rides. We ate dinner at the ESPN Zone and sat in the VIP room. Then we headed back to California Adventure to watch "The World of Color". It was an awesome show, so cool! Then we all went back to the hotel and went to bed. Carson and Emma slept with my parents. Cooper and Parker slept with us.

Friday, February 11th: Today we got up early so we could go eat breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen before the park opened. Everyone ate so much. We met Goofy, Pluto, and Sleeping Beauty. Cooper got a special birthday cupcake and everyone sang Happy Birthday. He was very surprised. Then we took the monorail to Disneyland. We went on Autotopia while Josh took Cooper on Space Mountain, like he promised. We went on a few more rides then met up with Ryan, Katie, Jack and Uncle Kurt.  We met up with my Aunt Stacy, Uncle Dan, cousin Samantha and her boyfriend Piet. Carson and Cooper really wanted to go on Tower of Terror, so Josh and my mom took the boys. I refuse to go on that ride, so I stayed with Parker, Emma and Jack. The boys loved it! We went back to Disneyland and watched the Fireworks. Emma was asleep by then, but the boys loved them.