Sunday, May 31, 2009

So much Disney FUN!

This will be the first of I'm sure many Disney posts! I'll try not to bore you too much!

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 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

With Chip and Dale in the Park

Lightening McQueen and Mater from Cars at CA

The Shrimp from Bubbu Gumps Belle at Ariel's Grotto lunch

Aurora at Ariel's Grotto Lunch

Ariel at Ariel's Grotto Lunch

Aladdin and Jasmine in the park


Laura said...

Great pictures, Whitney! The pic with the "Shrimp," totally cracked me up! Sofia was in the "spirit of things," wasn't she? Ha! I have to ask, Which is better? Disney World or Disney Land?

jill said...

now i want to go!!! i can't wait for sophie to be old enough to do fun stuff like this!!!!!!

Miss Janice said...

Whew...looking at the darling pictures...I'm tired. I know you were! I've not visited "DisneyWorld" here in Florida in so many years! Love your precious photos!

InsLady said...

Looks like you guys had a Great time...I'm with Laura the Bubba Gump Shrimp cracked me up. I bet Sofia was huggin' anything in a costume. WHAT FUN>>>>