Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Last week was Ariana's birthday so of course I had to take her to her favorite birthday destination. Disneyland. I took her last year and for her 7th birthday I took her again this year. The best part was it was just the two of us. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Her birthday was Monday, May 6th, but we went on Thursday the 9th. It worked out great, the crowds weren't bad at all. I think the longest we waited was maybe 20 minutes, maybe. I definitely recommend going during the week if you can! I will never go on a weekend if I can help it.

Last year I bought park-hopper tickets for California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. I don't think I'll do that again until she's older if at all. Last time we spent most of our time in California Adventure because we went there first so by the time we went to the regular park we hardly hit anything. This time we just did the one park, Disneyland and we were able to do so much.

I'd like to make this a kind of tradition if i can, taking her every year for her birthday, just the two of us. Before last year her Grandma on her dad's side had taken her for a couple years I believe. I know this is one of her favorite places and I'm happy I can give that to her!

Go Dodgers

Bill and I took the girls out to the Dodger game a few weeks ago. We spent the whole day with them. Picked them up early and took them to breakfast and then we played at the park for a while. It's amazing how easily and fast kids make friends. It's a wonderful thing to see. They made fast friends with a little girl at the park.

I met Bill's dad for the first time, also Bill. It's the first family member I've met. I was definitely a little nervous. He was really nice, seems like a great guy and I look forward to meeting more of his family. Of course the most important people to me are his girls. This was our second meeting and it went great.

They had a lot of fun at the game. All morning they couldn't wait to get there, especially Sophia. She's only 4 so she didn't get the game or really pay attention to it but she was having a lot of fun. I think they enjoyed the hot dogs and snow cones the most! It was a little unfortunate because that particular day was Kids Run the Bases and the line was ridiculously long and it was way too hot to stand in line after the game for them to do that. It was ok though, I don't think it was a big deal for them. They were happy with the kids batting helmets given out before the game!

Taking it slow and getting them used to me. I look forward to getting to know them better and them me.