We were overjoyed to witness Ansel’s baptism. His parents, Matt and Becky are dear friends of ours from church.
We celebrated Cassidy’s 5th birthday party with lots of friends at a backyard Balto the Sled Dog birthday party. Cassidy learned about the Iditarod at school and then we watched this movie and ever since, she’s been absolutely obsessed. The amazing Hannah did face painting and we had sled races and even made doggie ears.
As relaxing as Disney California Adventures was, Disneyland was chaotic. But we had fun. We split up for some of the time. Cassidy is terrified of any ride that goes into a dark tunnel – yes, this includes Small World, where she whimpered through the first half of it. We waited in line for 45 minutes for Buzz Lightyear, only to have her freak out just before boarding. Sigh. But she loved the teacups and the shows and her two favorites, Astro Orbiters and Dumbo. Kenzie loved Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad. I loved hyperspace mountain, which is a Star Wars themed space mountain and I was so proud of kenz for going on that with us. She was all giggles and speechless afterwards!! So bummed I didn’t get more pix of the girls with my parents though!
After a very long (4.5 hour)) drive down we went to the Packing District for dinner. We thought it would be a conglomeration of restaurants. We didn’t realize how loud and non relaxing it would be. But we made the most of it and even enjoyed some pretty amazing desserts!
Next to the drawing lesson we’re Anna and Elsa. Of course the kids had to see them!