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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Back from Disneyland

Bad blogger! Naughty blogger! 4 days without a post!

We just got back from Disneyland yesterday. We had an awesome time. I am still working on downloading and sorting through our myriad photos, so those will be shortly forthcoming. In the meantime, here are some highlights / noteworthy items:

1) It was so much fun to spend time with my family. The whole clan was there - my parents and all of my siblings. We hope to make this a tradition. It will only get better as the girls grow up.

2) We were in the park on Sunday and Monday. Sunday was sold out! At capacity! In fact, by lunchtime they wouldn't let anyone into Disneyland who already hadn't been there in the morning! Monday was much tamer, and all of the lines shorter.

3) The twins got to meet all of the princesses: Snowwhite, Cinderella, Belle, and Sleeping Beauty. They were absolutely thrilled. It was adorable. We have pictures. Stay tuned.

4) Kate got a Belle dress and Genna a Sleeping Beauty dress. They are official Disney products - the real deal. Once again, pictures will be forthcoming.

5) It has been 15 years since my last visit. I was thoroughly impressed at the improvements. You really get the sense that Disneyland spares no expense (heck, they charge enough). The Main Street Parade was fantastic. The Beauty and the Beast float stopped in front of us, so the girls got to see Beast bust a few moves. The Phantasmic / Fireworks night show is incredible. The fireworks are better (though shorter) than any 4th of July I have ever seen. They project scenes from Fantasia and Dumbo on water mist over the lake - awesome.

6) Our girls did remarkably well, despite having no naps and staying out til 11 on some nights. Poor Julia, though. Just as we arrived at the hotel, she began to cry. That was when we noticed her fever. The fussing and fevering persisted the entire trip. It wasn't until this morning that her fever officially broke and we were able to properly diagnose her: she has roseola! Poor thing.

7) The combination of Disneyland, California Adventures, and Downtown Disney makes for a real experience. You would have to spend a good 5 days there to see all of it.

That is only a partial list. Once again, stay tuned.

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