My Little Disney Baby. What we week we have had. Let me first start by saying that I am so incredibly proud of you. Your behavior this past week was incredible. Change of routine, new environment... none of that seemed to effect you! Sure, you had a couple little tantrums, but they lasted mere seconds and you picked yourself right back up and regrouped. I think back on this week and all I can say is WOW.
We left early Tuesday morning and hit the open road. We were lucky to have cousin Content join us again for this trip. I give her shit all the time about traveling everywhere and she is like our family gypsie, but when her husband is a pilot and can get flight privileges anytime she wants, why not take advantage of that? So this was the 2nd time she was able to join us at Disneyland and I am very grateful. Not only was she able to help me with you in certain situations, but we were able to make more great memories.
We arrived in California Tuesday afternoon and when checking into the hotel, I was surprised to hear that the hotel had upgraded our room. We were upgraded from a standard room to a 2 bedroom suite. Not sure how we got to be so lucky, but again I was grateful.
Started out over in Tomorrowland. Again, as we waiting for our time you studied the map. You pointed out that you wanted to ride 3 rides and you were very specific. You pointed to the Buzz Lightyear Ride, Star Tours and the Monorail.
Soooooo as we waited for our Buzz Lightyear time, we headed over and got a Fastpass for Star Tours. Worked out perfectly because as soon as Buzz was over, we only had to kill time for about 10 minutes before we could walk onto Star Tours. THIS is when you demonstrated one of your FEW little tantrums. But again, in your defense, you just didn't understand why you couldn't go on Star Tours and why we were walking away from the ride. The 2 rides are literally right across from each other, so when we got off Buzz and started to walk away from Star Tours (to kill that 10 minute time) you got upset and kept pointing at the Star Tours ride. I tried to explain to you that we were going to go on it, but we had to share and wait out turn. I think he started to finally get it, but not 100% sure.
After Tomorrowland we hit several other rides and again, you did amazing. I think Buzz Lightyear, Star Tours, the Monorail and It's A Small World were your ultimate favorite.
Unfortunately, buy the time we got to that area, and with all the people, all we could see was the top of the floats. :( I was so bummed. But what we could see, you did get excited.
Once the parade was over, everyone started to trickle out and it cleared up a bit and I was getting more excited for fireworks. Tried to find on our maps and our app on our phone when the fireworks started, we couldn't find it. ONLY TO FIND OUT THERE WERE NO FIREWORKS!!! I was sooo disappointed. It was seriously the first time I was going to be able to sit and watch them and I made a point to do so and they were not having them. I THOUGHT they were held nightly (weather permitting) but evidently they only do them on the weekends now and that change started just a few months ago. UGH!!! I am still mad about that. But... now we know for next time. Sooooooooo we head back to the hotel........ Can I just tell you something?
Sooo many people all trying to leave the park at the same time and every single one of them were rude. All pushing and cutting in front of people like they were going to shut the gate or something. Walking from the park through Downtown Disney and back to the hotel was just as bad. UGH. I was so frustrated. But again..... YOU my son, did amazing. You even cut a rug with your cousin and did some dancing with your cousin in Downtown Disney! It was so cute. You definitely got your momma's sense of rhythm though, but you were still cute.
Everything must have an ending and our trip sadly ended on Friday. We packed up our goodies and headed to checkout. As cousin Content lead the charge down the hall, you tagged along behind her and I just had to stop and snap this one last picture. You looked so independent walking down the hallway, carrying your backpack, and your bag of goodies. In that split second it was like you grew up and went from being my little boy, to my little man. This trip I saw a lot, I felt a lot, I learned a lot.
I will forever be grateful for Get-Away-Today for offering their vacation packages at discounted rates and with a payment plan option. Without that, I would not be able to make these memories with you. We left home on Tuesday and the comfort of knowing our vacation was paid for was such a relief. THEN to have some AMAZING people we know (Nicole, Olivia, Nikole, Becky, Lindsay, Erica, Jarod and Lisa) ambush me with a thank you card and gift cards for our trip. We are beyond lucky Conor to be surrounded by so many amazing people.
Yes, not going to lie, I am already planning our next Disney trip in my head. Making these memories with you and watching you evolve and grow with each and every trip is something I will cherish forever.
I love you Monkey.
All my love forever,