First I wanted to say THANK YOU to Sofia's Pica and Stona (grandparents)for sending us (me, Sofia and R) to Disneyland this past week! We had a great time and Sofia really did!
We drove out on Thrusday after R arrived from Texas. It is about a 5 1/2 - 6 hour drive from Phoenix to Anaheim. Of course, when you stop for potty breaks and the Outlets Malls the drive turns into 8 hours!! You know I can't pass up Gymboree and J Crew in one spot!
Anywho, we stayed outside of the park at the Red Lion hotel which was 2 blocks from Disney and very nice. It is located right beside an IHop! Even better! We ate breakfast there on Friday morning and got the day started with a full stomach - very important for Sofia since this is her best meal of the day.
We spent Friday at Disney until after the parade then we went to dinner at Bubba Gumps, back to the hotel for a nap and shower and then back to Disney for the fireworks. It was a great day! he crowds started to get heavier as the day wore on though. The parade was awesome! Almost all of the characters came up to Sofia and gave her high-5's or hugs! She was loving it!
Saturday, we started at Disney to see Tinkerbell and Pixie Hollow then we went to California Adventures to get ready for lunch with Ariel at the Grotto and enjoy the rides. The crowds were much smaller at this park and we were able to ride a lot of rides.
Lunch with Ariel (and the princesses) was AWESOME! Sofia had a great time and the 3 course meal was delicious! I say this is a must do! By about 4pm on Saturday we were all exhausted and headed out to stroll through downtown Disney, had dinner at the ESPN Zone and then back to the hotel to relax and start to pack up a bit for our trip home. Sofia and I swam in the pool for about an hour while R napped and that was a lot of fun!
Only bad part about the trip - the sun did not shine AT ALL! Oh well, at least it wasn't 100+ degrees! I sure was glad I brought jackets for us!
So without further delay...here come the pics!
Tinkerell at Pixie Hollow Stitch at CA
Snow White at lunch at Ariel's Grotto
Sully at CA
Mulan at the Princess Greetings With Minnie at her house
With Mickey at his house
With one of her favorites, Iradessa from Tinkerbell's Pixie Hollow
With Goofy at CA
With Cruella -- First character sighting on Friday! She was GREAT!! With Cinderella at lunch at Ariel's Grotto