Sunday, July 15, 2018

Quick Disneyland Visit

Today was just a quick visit over to Disneyland. Both parks opened up at 8am today, but we had a slow morning getting ready and didn't leave the house until late. That meant we didn't get to the parks until 9:30am.
Our hats today are classic Disney character ball caps. Some version of Goofy and Pluto has been around for years and years. Goofy, Pluto and Donald can all still be found around the parks. Mickey however is unique, in that I can't remember seeing another one. He's definitely part of the set though. He's winking just like Pluto.

Florida - Magic Kingdom - Day 3 Part 1 2018-06-01

It's our last day at the parks in Florida, and we're rounding out our trip with a visit to the Animal Kingdom.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

104° at Disneyland so we're celebrating Snowmen

Southern California is currently going through a heat wave and Anaheim hit 104º today! I know of one snowman at least that loves the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot. So maybe all snowmen love summer, right? In order to "stay cool" we're going with a snowman theme today.
For hats, I've got a Mickey Snowman from Walt Disney World. Alli couldn't be talked out of her princess Rapunzel hat. Ian has a snowman Mickey from Disneyland Paris. Theresa is sporting Winnie the Pooh from Disneyland Paris. And Jacob has our buddy Olaf from here at Disneyland.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th! Everyone is celebrating today!
Ian has been so excited for July 4th.
Ian - "We're celebrating America's birthday! I'm going to go down the water slide. And throw water balloons. And ride in the bike parade!"
All that excitement meant he was talking to Alli about all these things well after he was supposed to be asleep. And he woke up early in anticipation.
With him up and everyone else getting up, we got an early start on breakfast and had our fill of all types of pancakes, meats, eggs, and hash browns at the Original Pancake House.

And we got the house all decorated for the neighborhood block party. Now's a great time to bring out my Lego Mickey Mouse mosaic.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

#myOreoCreation contest, tasting different Oreo flavors

I love tasting unique flavored foods, so when my brother (who lets me know about so many new foods) told me about the #myOreoCreation contest flavors, it wasn't long before I was at the store looking for them.
So, what flavors do we have? A Piña Colada Oreo Thin. A Cherry Cola with Pop Rocks Oreo. And a Kettle Corn Golden Oreo. All of them sound interesting and all of them are worth trying!

And whenever we try foods, it's always better to try them with others. I might like something, but others might find it gross. Except the kids. They like everything.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney Anaheim

All the way back in 2016, Downtown Disney closed up the House of Blues. A short time later, construction started on the Splitsville Luxury Lanes Bowling Alley. Ian asked what they were building and ever since we told him, he's been asking about when we can go bowl. Finally in March, Splitsville opened.

I'd been toying with taking Ian, but the prices have been scaring me away. $19 per person before 4pm and $24 afterwards and on weekends, taking a whole family is easily $100. I'd previous enquired about renting a lane for an hour and was told it was $175/hour for up to 8 people. Eh... that's a bit pricy.

Cut to Thursday, when T showed me an advertisement that popped up on her Facebook page. Now $10 is more reasonable.
Ian, we're going to Splitsville!

Finally!

Florida - Magic Kingdom - Day 2 Part 2 2018-05-31

Continuing our day at the Magic Kingdom, it's tradition to have to photos in front of the castle, so immediately following our tasty dinner at The Plaza we headed straight for the castle.