Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3 years ago tonight...

I was in labor with my first baby! She was the cutest baby and I loved her soooo much! I can not believe that she is 3 years old today! She starts preschool on Tuesday too! She is getting to be such a big girl! I love you so much Kenndedy! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Too Good NOT to Share

So, I just joined this ebates thing online. Seriously, all it needs is your name and e mail address and you get $5.00 just for signing up. Then, you just buy whatever you already buy online and then get cash rebates!Some places, like wal mart, only give 1% cash back, but hey, better than nothing right? Especially since it has free shipping to a wal mart by your house. I just got plane tickets on there through priceline and and got a $26.00 rebate! Just try it! I felt this was too good not to share! Plus, if you get one of your friends to sign up, you get $5.00 more when they buy anything through their site! To sign up, just click HERE. You will not regret it! Or click this link


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Disney Part 2

The next morning, we let the kids sleep because they both had major melt downs the night before. When we got there, Kennedy spotted Captain Hook walking down the street. Kennedy's favorite movie in the whole world is "Peter Pan", so she grabbed my hand and we started chasing him down. He seemed like he was in a hurry and he was not stopping for anybody. Kennedy was screaming, "Captain Hook!" but he could not hear her. I finally screamed "Can you please stop! You are her favorite!" I don't think that Captain Hook hears that he is any one's favorite very often, so he stopped and got on one knee and kissed her hand. Then she hugged him so tight and said "See mommy! He is not mean. He is a nice guy!" It was so cute! I tried to get my camera out for the adorable shot, but he was really in a hurry so I did not have time. I had to write it down though so that I would never forget that moment.

Kennedy is a pretty tall two year old, so she was able to ride a lot of the bigger rides. She even liked the Matterhorn! She was really fearless and even forced me to take her back to the Haunted Mansion so that she could "see the ghost sit in my lap". It was too funny to see her look down at her lap and then back up at the mirror to see the ghost sitting with her. She still talks about it daily! We had a nice lunch at the "Blue Bayou" and then we were FORCED to go to Pixie Hollow. For anyone who does not know what Pixie Hollow is, it is the place where Tinkerbell lives. Little did we know that we would be waiting in that crazy line for over an hour to meet her. I do have to say that the wait was well worth seeing how much joy it brought to Kennedy. She hugged her so tight and did not want to let go. Then, she would let go and hug her again. I hope that the video loads because it was so cute! If not, you can see it on my facebook page.

The adults switched off staying off rides with the kids, so we got to go on quite a few big rides as well. I took a few pictures of us on the rides, but I will have to post more later. I don't want to overload everyone with pictures because we have about a hundred of them! Later on that night, we went to get our seats for the "Wonderful World Of Color" show at California Adventure. I have not other words for that show except for that it was Magical and AMAZING! If you are going to Disneyland any time soon, DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! It is a half hour long water, laser and light show with great music and amazing special effects. I can't wait to go back and see it again soon.

to end our night, we decided to go on Tower of Terror one last time. It is all of our favorite rides! But to get there, we had to walk through this new thing called "Glow Fest". It is seriously a full on night club in the middle of the street. There are Bollywood dancers in cages and strange men with neon wigs and leather outfits that dance on top of stages in the middle of the road. They also start serving alcohol in little kiosks that serve drinks with glow in the dark ice cubes. I have never seen anything like that....especially not at a Disney Park. It was so fun to watch and dance while we made our way to the ride. It was crazy hot many people were dancing in the street! It was such a great ending to a great day! And the best part was...THERE WERE NO MELTDOWNS! The kids were so good all day and did not cry or complain about anything. It was so perfect!

I was sad to leave Disneyland, but I am glad that we live close because I want to plan to go yearly now if we are able to. I will write about the rest of our vacation in my next post.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vacation Part 2- Disneyland

After my first great night of sleep on our vacation, we woke up early and ventured to Disneyland. Kennedy wore her special Snow White dress that my mom made for her to meet the princesses in. She was so excited to get in and start riding the rides. Of course, we had to ride the Snow White ride first. Besides being a little scary for a 2 year old, she liked it and was ready for Pinocchio. That ride was even more scary as she was on the side where the big whale looks like it is going to eat you. She screamed "DADDY" when the whale came, but then she seemed okay. At least I thought she was. But when we went to get on Small world, she said that she did not want to go because it was "too scary". We had to do some convincing that there were no scary things on that ride and she ended up very happy after it was over.

After spending an hour in line meeting Mickey and Minnie (which I need to get pictures of from my dad), we went over to California Adventure to eat at Ariel's Grotto. I have to suggest this place for anyone that has daughters that LOVE Disney princesses! Before you are seated, you walk down a spiral staircase and get to meet Ariel.

Then you are seated and get a plethora of appetizers for your table. Next, they announce the princesses one by one and they stop by each table to meet and greet your little "princess". The food was pretty good, but REALLY expensive. I guess you are paying for the great atmosphere though. When the first princess came by our table (Jasmine), it seemed like Kennedy was in shock! Kennedy did not say a word! She just hugged her and showed off her beautiful dress to her.

Snow White came next and Kennedy was in heaven! It was hard to get her to smile during the pictures because she was in such shock that she was meeting THE Snow White! It was so cute to watch how she interacted with her. (it was so cute that Kennedy wanted to put her wig on when Snow White came. She wanted to look just like her!)

Aurora came next.

And then, my favorite, Cinderella. Cinderella was so sweet to Kennedy. She twirled around with her like a princess and hugged her and talked with her longer than any of the others. She really made Kennedy feel special.

Finally, the lunch ended with a yummy desert. The shell and the Ariel were made of white chocolate and the cake had melted chocolate in the middle to dip the fruit in. It was such a fun lunch with all of the princesses.

We spent the rest of the day going on rides. Surprisingly, Kennedy's favorite ride was the scariest one! Haunted Mansion! She was not afraid at all. In fact, she asked to go on it again as soon as it was done. For those of you who know my daughter, she is obsessed with Scooby Doo, haunted houses and ghosts. She looked at every ghost on the ride and said "that ghost is so pretty!" lol. She is a nut!

By the time fireworks ended, both kids were passed out in the stroller. I went on a "big kid" ride with my step dad (splash mountain), and then we went home (to my aunts house) to sleep before doing it all over again the very next day!

Stay tuned for Part 3 tomorrow: Disneyland part 2 and the beach