Thursday, July 23, 2009

Excursions with Chris

We did manage to do some fun things with Chris during some breaks in the interesting conference talks. We went to the Santa Monica Beach for a few hours. Alec was pretty nervous about the waves, despite loving them last year. Charlie ate sand by the handfuls whenever given the opportunity. It was warm and beautiful and a little crowded so a few hours is all we needed.

We also found a spare day to go to the happiest place on earth. Alec (and Charlie) is young enough to still be free and with the expectation of just wanting to help the boys have a fun day we really enjoyed our visit. We all 4 rode Peter Pan, Its a Small World, the Carousel, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie-the-Pooh ride, Disneyland Train, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jungle Cruise. Alec also got to ride Dumbo, Tarzan's treehouse, Autopia Cars and meet Mickey Mouse in his house. Chris and I chose 1 ride to take turns riding and since it was UNBELIEVABLY HOT and HUMID we did Splash Mountain. We almost stayed for fireworks but decided to leave with still happy kids for the hour + car ride home. It was a long but fun day.

Yes, Alec's face is not happy. In fact, he was quite scared of Mickey Mouse when we were within 3 feet of him. As soon as the picture was taken and we were on our way out the door, Alec says, "I see Mickey Mouse! Bye Mickey Mouse! I want to see Mickey Mouse again..." and squirms out of my arms for one last wave. He loved having seen him, not necessarily the actually seeing of him. We ate frozen apple juice, corn dogs and churros. It was so fun to see Alec enjoy the rides and all the excitment and sights. Charlie was really good and sat down on the rides, held onto the bar and just stared at all the colors and lights around him. What a fun day.


Hawks said...

Wow! You have been busy and having fun! Hope Alec feels better.

brittany said...

I am so jealous! That looks like so much fun and am glad that the boys were able to enjoy it.