This post is long overdue and will be very overwhelming. But, here it is. We joined the rest of the Ackerman Clan to take Disneyland in July (a late celebration of Patty's graduation and birthday). I'll try to keep my commentary to a minimum, but I have no control over the excessive pictures.
The first stop was the teacups, at Abby's request. She had watched countless Disneyland videos on Youtube in anticipation of the vacation. She was an expert by the time we arrived, navigating us through the park from ride to ride. I'm not even exaggerating.
Meeting Mickey was one of the first moments I fell in head over heels in love with Disney. Abby was super hesitant as she approached him. She was scooped up in conversation with Mickey's 'helper' and felt safe and assured - giving Mickey a giant hug without thinking twice. I definitely cried.
Abby's one character request all along was to meet Jessie.
As we entered Cars Land, Abby yelled, "It's real! It's the best day of my whole life!"
After three days in the park, we took a break on Sunday to go to church and hit the beach in the afternoon. We were in heaven with the big waves and extra soft sand.
Evie was on the trip, too. Though not a fan of the characters, she did love the rides- as always, was mad when she had to sit on a lap (this child wants to be 13).
We stole away with Grandma Patty and Grandpa John for an hour one morning for a little special time. Love soaking up these two and especially love how much they love our girls.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique was definitely a highlight. Grandma Patty took Abby and Lexi for a special visit. Abby still talks about it nearly everyday (three months later).
A special run in with the Fairy Godmother leaving the park that day.
Dustin wasn't there when Abby walked out of the Boutique. So, when she saw him, she ran to greet him - declaring him her "prince."
A princess and her noise cancelling headphones.
Sure do love this family of ours beyond words.