Disneyland/California: March 2

Early on in the day, Nolan began vomiting.  We had just given him his first taste of dairy, so we wondered if that wasn’t the culprit.  Turns out it probably wasn’t, but we wanted to be safe then – so no more yogurt or cheese for the rest of the trip! We were off to Los Angeles that morning, hitting the road just after 8am.  LA is rather unimpressive looking as cities go (which we knew), and also not all {Read More}

Disneyland/California: March 1

First stop this particular morning was in Tomorrowland at Disneyland!  Kyle went to round up a few fastpasses while the rest of us walked ahead to the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.  “It’s our first time on a real submarine!”  Oh, the joy of Disney as a kid. 🙂 They were pretty cool, though.  We were on the first sub of the day, and really enjoyed the ride! Next we took turns driving on Autopia, which is definitely better than the {Read More}

Disneyland/California: February 28

Except for an insanely infuriating phone call from a courier bringing our found carseat at 2am and expecting me to come out and meet him, it was an ok night.  Everyone was up at 6:15 despite a late night, but whatever.  We had been impressed with the kids so far, overall, and there was little to do about it anyway. Elise and Avery donned their Rapunzel dresses and were so pretty, ready for another day at Disneyland park!  First stop {Read More}

Disneyland/California Feburary 27

After the night we had had previously, I was hoping everyone would sleep until 4:30 or 5 on morning 2, and had this far-flung dream of sleeping in until 6.  Nolan was in our bed at 5 and fell back asleep until 6:15, the girls and Kyle slept until 6:35!  Score! With the later waking time, it was a pretty uneventful morning before heading to the promenade to start our day at California Adventure!  It was this day that we {Read More}

Disneyland/California: February 26

Remember that alarm-setting that I mocked previously?  Yeah… Everyone slept great on our first full day – until 3:30am PST.  The time change was going to kill us!  Our track record for kids napping on vacation was quite poor, but we were still hoping to roll with the punches.  Yikes. It always feels like a long time to this family of early risers before any parks, etc open, but that rings even more true when we all wake in the middle {Read More}

Disneyland/California: February 25

About 8 hours before we were supposed to leave for the airport for our cross-country flight to California and our first trip to Disneyland, we found out that said flight was canceled!  Apparently there was a good deal of snow in Denver (isn’t there always?) and all flights there were rerouted or rescheduled.  It was not acceptable for us to get to California a whole day-and-a-half late, so I found myself on the phone – on hold for literally 3 {Read More}


I don’t have any fancy hotel pictures to share because we’re spending the next 9 or so days here: But that particular hotel is steps away – literally just across the street – from here: And we’re all going to be together for over a week. Follow on twitter or check for photos on Facebook if you want (our flight leaves tomorrow at 6am!), but otherwise we’ll update around here when we get back.  Eventually.

WDW: October 6

Our last day had arrived, but at least we still had a little while!  We finished packing and got our luggage (and ourselves) checked into the airline, and headed to Epcot by about 8:45.  It was absolutely packed again!  Once again we prepped Elise and Avery for not doing much, but it wasn’t really necessary.  They really get Disney World, and take in the atmosphere as much as the attractions – even if they’re too young to verbalize that. We {Read More}

WDW: October 5

We were up extra early on our second-to-last day to pack up our things for our departure from Old Key West.  We had booked a night at the brand new Art of Animation resort in the just-opened Little Mermaid section as a surprise for the girls for our final night! We made it to the Magic Kingdom at about 7:45 for a breakfast reservation.  It was morning extra magic hours, but there were so few people there I thought I {Read More}

WDW: October 4

Despite a nice, relaxing day and a good bedtime, the night was extremely rough – so we skipped Epcot in the morning.  Instead we just went straight to Downtown Disney when everyone was in a good mood, where Avery quickly reminded us that we needed a picture on the Winnie the Pooh bench! We also all made/chose delicious creations from Goofy’s Candy Company, which Elise and Avery thought was great.  We had a lot of fun watching them watch their {Read More}