The flight to San Diego was crazy! Our flight was switched and we ended up with a 5 hour layover in Salt Lake City. Not a fantastic idea for anyone, let alone a family traveling with a 2 and a 4 year old late at night. Of course we gave it a bit of Palmer magic and it turned into the BEST layover of my life. Justin has some cousins who live near SLC and they found some carseats for the boys, picked us up and we hit the town. We ate at Cafe Rio (oh how I miss that place!) and walked around temple square looking at the lights. It was awesome!!!!!
We got back on our flight no problem but were delayed for de-icing. We pulled into the airport in San Diego an hour and a half late!! I swear we were the last ones in the airport, but the pilots gave the boys some wings so it made it all worth it for them :-)
At the end of the day Justin, GG, and Sarah took the little boys home. I stayed for another hour or so with my parents. I realized that I can't remember a time that I have been alone with them. I am the oldest of 6 and I literally can't remember a time I was alone with both of my parents. It was such a treat for me and a time that I will literally treasure for so long!
(Funny side note: When everyone first left we still had GG's wheelchair so I hopped in. My Dad was sweet and said, you don't have to get out I'll push you. I realized then that the last time I was probably truly alone with both of my parents was right before my little brother Brandon was born and I would have been pushed in a stroller. It made me laugh how we were repeating life.)
Landon HAD to get his picture with "Winnie Pooh". He was in awe!
We had the BEST lunch EVER at Louisiana square
I haven't been on Mr. Toads ride for a long time. Did you know that you die and go to hell on the ride?? Not really my favorite.
I finally figured out a way to make this little boy sleep! Take hime to Disneyland ... it wears him right out! ;-)
By far my favorite experiences this trip were seeing the Haunted house and It's a small world decked out for Christmas. Especially "It's a Small World". It was gorgeous!!!! I was in awe and the boys were in awe!
did I mention that it was cold?
It's a small world at night
they even made it snow
I got to see an old friend of mine who works at Disney. It was nice to see Kim again.