Tim worked hard at creating a schedule to maximize our time. This meant leaving our house before 5:00 a.m. which seemed a little insane. The poor kids were quite sleepy, but woke up quickly with the excitement of the airport and the first time plane ride that they were old enough to remember. The airport was actually super smooth and before we knew it, we were airborn and the kids were being amazed by the airplane wings and the clouds.
|Pretty excited kids, just waiting for the roar of the engines|
|They made sure their friends were seatbelted for takeoff|
|We brought plenty of activities to keep them entertained|
The kids have been playing in the sand box at home, and were thrilled to now have the entire beach as their play place. They built sand castles, hunted seashells, made sand angels, and fell in love with the beach just like I hoped they would.
|For a boy who hates to be dirty, |
I was amazed at how much he LOVED playing in the sand
|Tim taught them how to hunt for seashells|
|I may have napped while they played,|
Tim was on lifeguard duty
When it was time to leave the beach, everyone was exhausted and happy. We had a quick lunch at Wahoo Tacos, then returned the rental car and caught the shuttle for Disneyland. The kids were completely worn out and slept through all of the transfers and only work up right in time to arrive at Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel. We were thrilled to find Grandpa and Grandpa already at the hotel waiting for us to arrive. We explored the room, had some pizza, and settled the kids to bed. It was an exhausting first day, but we all went to sleep dreaming of even more fun to be had the next day.