Monday, January 18, 2016

Christmas and Disneyland

At lunch time on Christmas day we had the Averett Christmas party. Grandma and Grandpa had all the kids get their fish pond gift but it couldn't be opened until everyone had gone. Then grandpa annouced that all of the gifts had something in common and the grandkids had to figure out what it was. Well Treven was the first one to call out Disney or Disneyland. Yes Grandma and Grandpa Averett were giving everyone a trip to Disneyland and staying at the Disneyland resort hotel.  It was a  little chaotic with screaming from all the kids and then it was time to start cleaning up and hit the road for out family trip to disneyland. The first night we made it Mesquite and the kids promptly all grabbed their swimming suits and headed down to the hot tub. The next day we had the long drive out to California and made good time and got checked into the Disneyland hotel. The kids again promptly got on their swimming suits and went and sat in the hot tub. Emery was the bravest of them all and spend a lot of time swimming in the pool even when it was to cold for everyone else. Then next day we were up bright and early to enjoy our early magic hour at California adventure and spent the day getting all the rides in we wanted to until around noon. We also got to have breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen and was lucky to see and spend some time with Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and the chipmunnks. By noon the crowds were so thick that we went back to the hotel to swim and nap. Then we went to dinner and back to enjoy a few more rides until the Color of Wonder show. Rachel saved the day by stumbling upon Elsa and Anna meet and greet for the girls and we all had a fun time watching the Aladdin show. Aladdin even took notice of the boys when they called out Dab! and made the move. Aladdin turned around and gave a dab back. Aunt Jackie helped us get some fast passes to the Cars land racetrack due to the hotel not being on top of getting the rooms cleaned. Cars land at night was the best and the kids had a great time getting into the dance party on the street that night!

Day three at Disneyland has us back up bright and early over to Disneyland this time. We got in and walked on space mountain and Star Tours that by the middle of the day were wait times up to 2 hours.  We spent the rest of the day getting in all the rides we wanted to again. By noon we were back at the hotel enjoying a nice rest and swimming for the kids. We ate dinner at the ESPN place back to Disneyland to enjoy toon town and the firework show.

Day Four at disneyland we decided to go back to disney land during the day and back to California Adventure at night. We all stayed until closing to get in all the last minute rides. The next day we checked out of the hotel and while grandma and grandpa headed back to mesquite, the rest of us enjoyed an day at the beach.

It was so fun to get to see all the cousins since we weren't able to do a Averett family summer vacation. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for making the magic happen! We made it home on New years eve. We got the house cleaned up and then went and rang in the New year with the Lambert's, Strong's, and Lancasters over at the Lamberts house.