When Daddy offers Disneyland we all JUMP around here...and we did just that! It was our 17th wedding anniversary and also celebrating our special 2 year old - what better than to visit the Happiest Place on Earth to do our celebrating?! We can't think of any place we'd rather be!
These first several pictures were taken with the Official Disney photographers, figured we'd do a photopass and just buy the CD - makes the most sense - that way we were all in the pictures and they're usually pretty good - it is a great value!
Sakura meeting Chip and Dale - she LOVED them!!!!!
Being "shy" with Chip
Being "shy" with Chip
Our first day at the park
They were celebrating the Lunar New Year and were dressed up in style as you'll notice, they also had this "display" area.
IF I had to guess I might guess that Goofy is Sakura's favorite character - definitely far from tops on my list and I just have to wonder .... Goofy was the 1st character Sakura ever saw - she was 3 months old and it was at the Disneyland Hotel for our first Dosokai. Sakura has always been one to study everything - could it be? I guess we'll never know - just seems a little strange.
Waving Bye to Goofy
Daddy and his girl
Mommy's "favorite" flowers - Sakura and tulips (and pink too!)!
Sakura playing with the Yeti
We made a special point to find the stone that we bought for Auntie Patty who lost her battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer a couple of years ago.
Like a little duckling, chasing after Daddy.
In front of Grizzly Bear Rapids
We had to laugh, Sakura found "special" things at the shops this trip. Every time we went into a gift shop, Sakura found a suitcase that she claimed...we would have come home with lots of new luggage as you'll see in some of these photos - this isn't even the ones I took with my phone at various shops.
First some of the Disney Bears!
OK now it's a Minnie Mouse suitcase....
but it wouldn't be complete without some shades! Tinkerbell of course!
Notice the accessories....bracelets too! She's set - Suitcase, shades, and jewelry! That's my girl!
Really tuckered out, but we really wanted to go to the World of Color show, so we came home, got showered for the night and out we went....
During the day we needed sunblock, it was SO nice!
World of Color show
this was the suitcase she went for EVERY single time we went back to our room when she wasn't strapped down in the stroller, she also added a Dooney purse at one stop.
Lesson learned, FULL AUTO ONLY when visiting the parks, I lost several shots by forgetting to switch my camera around :( UGH!!!
Daddy and Sakura on the ride
Sakura has been saying "Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga, Choo Choo" lately so Daddy thought she might like to ride one..
A few of the many faces of Sakura
We were very leisurly with our trip, we've been enough times that we don't feel that we need to rush from ride to ride anymore, we will again when Sakura is older and really wants to go on rides, but right now we just hung out, shopped, rode some rides, walked around, etc....
I snapped these next pictures while Sakura and I waited for Daddy to look at the new exhibit, Sakura got time to roam around and had a great time just being out of her stroller.
We had a fantastic 5 day get-away, it was just what we needed to refresh ourselves and think about all of the blessings in our lives - each other all three of us. We have more to celebrate than most and we are so grateful and appreciative for what we have.
Many thanks to Airi for fulfilling our dreams - thank you never seems like enough. We only hope that she somehow knows how grateful we will always be for the most sacred gift ever - Sakura chan!