Tuesday, May 25, 2010


We were in Southern California last weekend and decided to surprise the girls with a day trip to Disneyland. Thank you annual passes:) We booked a super cheap, no frills hotel room and were at the main gates when Disneyland opened at 8:00 on Sunday.

We had pretty low expectations for the trip since we were there on a weekend and during nice weather but we were able to go on about 20 or so rides and never had to wait longer than 15 minutes. Bella was a lot more nervous this time and wouldn't do any of the roller coasters but Matea was finally tall enough for them and she was so excited. She rode The Matterhorn with Steve and Thunder Mountain Railroad with me. When I asked her which one was more scary, she said, "Both of them weren't scary enough for me!". That kid is crazy.

Our passes are blacked out for most of the summer but we're definitely planning to fit in a few more visits before our passes expire in February. Oh, and one of the most exciting parts of the trip was that the girls can ride some of the rides together with us sitting behind them. They thought that was so cool!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Crazy Hat Day (Not)

So, today was crazy hat day at school.

I got Bella all set up with her minnie mouse princess hat and she looked really cute.

When we drove up, there were only a handful of kids on the playground with hats on and Bella said she didn't want to wear hers anymore.

NO ONE else in her class had on a hat except for the sub. She told Bella she'd earn a dolphin dollar if she wore a hat but even that wasn't even to make her ok with being different. Sad. I didn't know peer pressure and comparison started this young.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

For Mother's Day this year, we went to the valley to see our moms and celebrate grandma's 80th birthday. It was a long day but definitely worth it to see how surprised grandma was when we arrived.