Sunday, October 12, 2014

Birthday weekend fun

This past weekend was 3 days of fun.  We went up to Grandma's house Saturday afternoon so all the big boys could go to the UCLA Utah football game.  Dan's dad has made this a tradition, Noah loved some one on one time with his dad. The next day we headed up to the Anaheim Hilton hotel where we had a lot of fun at the pool.  In the evening we took a walk to Downtown Disney.  It was such a pretty walk with the sidewalk lined with huge palm trees and a filed of pretty yellow flowers.  Since we had forgotten our stroller I was very surprised how well the boys did on the walk.  Our hotel was in the perfect location, right across the street from the woody parking lot so on the way back we were able to take the bus.  Since it was a Sunday night we were able to see Disneyland's fireworks.  The location of our room was prefect, the window's view was Disneyland.  So at 9:30 we turned off all the lights and were all laying on the bed together watching the awesome fireworks, that was Dan's favorite part of the trip.  Right when they were done the boys climbed under the covers and fell right to sleep while Dan made up a story to tell.

The next day was Monday, October 6th- Grants 4th Birthday.  He woke up so excited to find streamers and balloons all over our hotel room.  Though it was a hot 94 degrees and pretty crowded the boys did great.  We kept moving all day and were able to go on at least a dozen rides.  The highlight of our trip was when Noah was able to do the Jedi training, after a second attempt.  The first attempt the Jedi picked every kid standing around Noah except him.  I could see Noah trying not to cry, and I have to admit I had to hold back the tears also.  We have been trying to get Noah to want to do the training for 2 years and this is the first time he wanted to.  I told him not to worry, we would come back later.  So we then went to autotopia and then ordered lunch while waiting for the Jedi Academy to start again. While waiting Noah said, "mom I wasn't excited enough, this time I will be more excited and jump a lot."  It was so sweet and we were so excited when he was one of the first kids picked.  He loved every minute of it, giving me a thumbs up after he fought Darth Vader.

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