this past weekend was a three-day one for me, and as usual we always struggle with what we were going to do. we ended up at Disneyland again on Friday.
Breakfast at the Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disney. we found it a bit odd that they would suggest alcoholic drinks at 1030 in the morning. Keira's meal of corn flake crusted chicken breast and macaroni and cheese sustained us for the rest of our visit.
we started off at California Adventure, where we got Keira excited about taking Mike on the bumper cars. I think Mike will definitely be the one to teach her how to drive.
family photo on the spinning ladybug ride. it's kind of like the spinning teacups, but on a smaller scale. smaller or not, I still didn't like it.
we headed over to Disneyland soon after, hoping that somewhere along the way Keira would fall asleep and nap. The parade was starting in about 2 hours too, so it would give her a nice chunk of time to sleep before it started.
Mike and I. We scored a bench under an umbrella in case it started raining and parked Keira underneath it too. Mike was hoping that Star Tours had a single rider line so he could go on, but there wasn't. I snacked on Keira's leftovers from breakfast, browsed a few stores and went on a search for caramel popcorn. no luck, but Mike got some buttered popcorn instead.
then came the parade.
I LOVE the drum line. seriously takes me back to my marching band days. don't hate. I rocked it back then.
one of Keira's favorite parts....Ariel. she just loves her princesses.
her other favorite part, all the other princesses, I didn't take any pictures of. I took a video instead. I know she would appreciate that even more. and ask to watch it over and over again.
this hand waved and waved and waved.
Keira saw a few kids throughout the day with their faces painted and somewhat surprisingly, asked to have hers done too. She usually shies away from stuff like this, but all of a sudden is all for it. so we let her have her wish.
she chose her design and sat oh-so-still while it was being done. I was waiting for her to get scared and want to be held, but nope! she hopped right up on the stool, shut her eyes, and sat there while the artist did her thing.
I think she kept her eyes shut the whole time.
almost done. just a few more swirls, a sprinkle of glitter and...
a happy girl!