Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Disneyland: Just Mommy and Rachel

It's been a long while since Rachel and I have been able to go to Disneyland during the week. Life has just been busy the last several months. Today, when she woke up and came and visited me in bed asked the usual question "What we doing on this day?", I asked her if she wanted to go to Disneyland, just her and Mommy, and her eyes lit up and of course the answer was "yes!". We dropped Hannah off at school and we were on our way. Disneyland didn't open until 10:00, and we got there so early that we had to sit and wait for the parking structure to actually open up at 9:00. Main Street is generally always open an hour before they open up the rides, so I knew once there we could look at the windows and visit with any characters that were out, or browse through the stores. We did make a stop into the bakery and got Rachel a cookie. She loved it! Disneyland is slowly, but surely making decoration changes to fit the new promotion for the year, and today this new picture background opportunity was available. It wasn't here on Sunday, when we were here. Seeing how we were there at park opening, the first thing we did was get in line to see Tinkerbell and her Fairy Friends. There is always such a long wait to see her, but since it was just me and Rachel, we waited today. She visited with SilverMist and of course her beloved Tink. Tinkerbell was excited to learn that Rachel watches her movie just about everyday!We spent the rest of our time going on things and doing things Rachel wanted to do. Although Mommy did get her say when she wanted to go on It's A Small World. They've recently changed things up on that ride and I wanted to get my own opinion on it. I personally liked it! We ate our packed lunch in ToonTown and then explored the cars and buildings there. Rachel LOVES theses cars and was happy there wasn't a lot of people wanting in them and she could take her time driving about. Sadly, our time was short, but it was fun. We needed to be on the tram back to the parking structure by 12:30 to give us enough time to get home, allowing for traffic, and accidents, so that we were able to get Hannah from school on time. Mommy and Rachel had a good morning together at Disneyland. And look forward to Hannah being off track in another week so we can all go together!


Joy Howse said...

Thanks for the feedback on It's a Small World. I am wanting to go to see what they have changed. I like te 'Celebrate Today!' sign. And that cookie looks yummy!! Lucky girls. Glad you had a great time.

Darcy said...

Joy - I'm working on a post for my blog on the new version of IASW....with pictures! Be on the lookout! :)

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

Looks like you had a blast! I really can't even fathom the thought of just randomly asking my kids..."want to go to Disney today". We have been talking about it for years and it would be a huge excursion for us! I think it is so cool you guys live so close. What great memories!