About 8 months ago, we decided it would be really fun to take the kids to Disneyland again.
We did not mention it to them in case it did not happen.
Well, we started making plans and saving and it was indeed going to happen.
We then decided to keep it a secret, which was really hard for me!
We finally told the kids that we were going to go somewhere for Spring Break but did not tell them exactly where. As Spring Break, drew nearer they became more and more curious. We decided to give them some clues and let them figure it out for themselves.
Monday we showed them a picture of a wii and a fly and they figured out that we would fly to our destination.
Wednesday we showed them a family tree without any names but with my parents circled and they figured out that we would see my parents. This had them convinced that we were going to Utah. But, one of the boys realized that grandma and grandpa could fly to wherever we were going.
Friday we showed them some new sand toys we bought for our day at the beach. They instantly knew we were going to the beach and started saying things like Florida, California, and Bear Lake. Then we gave them some pin trading lanyards and they knew it was Disneyland. They were a bit hopeful it was DisneyWorld but we were not ready to tackle that adventure yet.
Peter came home from work early to finish packing for the airport and discovered a broken pressurized sprinkler pipe. Not good timing. But Peter being the incredible handy man that he is, was able to get it fixed! I do love that man!
We had a slightly delayed departure for the airport which worked for our advantage in the end. We rode on the same shuttle from the parking lot to the airport with the co-pilot of our plane. She then was able to get us pre-boarded and as we walked on the plane the flight attendant gave each of my kids a snack and a cardboard airplane they could build and plastic wings!
Then as we were getting off of that plane she let the kids climb into the cockpit! Super Cool!
Danielle, wherever you are- you are the best!
By the time we made it to LA, Samantha was exhausted and so were the rest of us.
The shuttle ride to the rental car was long and the drive to the hotel was long as well but we made it at last. We were super excited to see Grandma and Grandpa Bird and then went to bed with visions of Disneyland dancing in our head!