a few weeks ago, Mike and I finally made Keira a legitimate child.
we bought her a Disneyland season pass.
we have been trying to pass her off as an under-3-year-old since February and after a few visits in July, we knew we wouldn't be able to do it much longer. The gatekeepers would ask if she had a ticket, and take a long glance at her to figure out how old she was.
we even trained the girl to...gulp...lie about her age. If she was ever asked how old she was at the Park, she knew to say she was two. nice parenting right?
she seems happy nonetheless :)
My college roommate Fiona happened to be in town last week with her family, so we met up with them at Disneyland. Mike also signed us up for early entry for passholders, so we woke up at the crack of dawn and were in front of the gates to California Adventures by 7am. Crazy, but true.
We secured our fast passes for Radiator Springs, but when we went back during our time block (10:20 to 11:20am), we found out the ride was down. Since they would honor our passes anytime later in the day, we decided to have breakfast and go on other rides. Since Fiona was also staying at the Paradise Pier Hotel, we took advantage of our vacation status for the week and got ourselves a room too! We were able to get into our room in the afternoon and after a nice nap for everyone, we headed back to the park and made good of our passes for Radiator Springs.
The first half of the ride was nice and calm, and pretty neat to look at, but the second half was another story. The speed wasn't a big thrill for Keira, and she buried her head in Mike's arm the whole time. I think it'll be a while before she will want to go on that again.
see? You can't even see her little head.
We found out we had a nice view of the pier area in California Adventure from our hotel room, so we watched World of Color from there. The Hari's were there for the afternoon as well, so they joined us too. Mike found out there is a channel that plays the music from World of Color on tv, so we had it playing in the background as we watched the show from afar.
We headed back to Disneyland Friday morning, so that Keira could get her fix of Princesses (she missed out the day before). Lucky for us, we found them as soon as we walked in the park and stood in line for pictures.
The girl poses like a princess too.
we rode a few rides, the tea cups and Autopia:
and found more princesses:
it was in line to wait for more photos that Keira realized she didn't have "a book" like some of the other kids in line. I had to explain to her what the book was for, and of course the kid wanted one. When I was paying for the book, the cashier asked if I needed a pen too. Aw heck, you might as well throw one of those in too.
our visit that morning was pretty short, just 2 or 3 hours at most. We were still recovering from the previous day, and wanted to have lunch with Fiona before they headed back to the Bay Area in a few days. We opted to get away from the resort food and have good old comfort food...dim sum!
I've got pictures of Keira and Emi throughout the years, and I can't believe how much they've grown. Naya is about to turn two in a few weeks too! We had a fun time hanging out with them and can't wait to see them on our next trip up to the Bay Area.