April 24, 2013

Separate Vacations

Way too much has been going on over here! Ollie & I boarded a flight for Phoenix {again}. We flew in right about the same time as a dust storm swept over the valley. Thankfully, Ollie fell asleep just before landing, otherwise, I believe I would have been thrown up on. It was a horrible landing that made at least me & the guy next to me sick to our stomachs. I was so glad to get to my parents house. I put Ollie down on the carpet in my {old} bedroom & guess who decided to take his first crawl at that precise moment!
{He has since turned into a professional. The house has officially been baby-proofed.}
Ollie got his second hair cut by Aunt Betty.
{Count Dracula pose} 

Lookin' good little man!
My sister, Elyce, flew in a few days later {actually on her birthday}so the planned festivities could begin!  We all went to Nello's for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Even Ollie got to stay up {too} late to join us. It was there that he got his first taste of a lemon...

He made a few sour faces, but mostly he liked it!
That night I dropped my BABY off at Grandma's because I was headed to Disneyland bright & early the following morning!
No worries...
I think he had a fabulous time...

 {Playing dress-up with Cousin Livy!}

While I was at Disneyland, Jordan flew in to say hi to Ollie & go camping with his buddies.
Meanwhile, here is what I was up to...
perfect fit in the backseat - Cozy!
We took off at 6 a.m. so we could spend most of our day at California Adventure

Our first stop was CARSland...this was the Luigi's hovercraft ride. 
You lean/reach for which direction you want to glide in. 
We were putting on a good show for Elyce, Beth, & Lucy.

Mater's ride was pretty fun too.

Then we rode Tower of Terror!
THEN we rode California Screamin'...
go Mama!
Lucy was scared of riding Screamin'  but was glad she decided to go for it. She liked it so much she made me ride it three more times with her! {BEST AUNT EVER!!!}
○○○ Good times...

The next day, we spent Beth's birthday at Disneyland!

The crowds were light both days which was wonderful. The longest we had to wait in a line was 30 minutes & most of them were a lot shorter than that. That is until night rolled in...then it got super busy/annoying, but the days were absolutely lovely. 
We rode the rides...

& partook in the excellent food - - GIANT corn dogs, beignets, grilled cheese & tomato soup, hot chocolate, etc, etc.
{Beth is on a diet & had to get her veggies in, so before we left she grabbed some of Drake's squeezable baby foods...I don't think this veggie medley was as good as the beignets.}

Thanks for turning 30 Betty! We loved celebrating with you!!!

As soon as we got home, I headed over to pick up my long lost son!
He was pretty excited to see his old mom.
Jordan got back from camping, stayed for a night, then took off to a work conference in Atlanta so Ollie & I stayed to play for a few more days.

We had fun visiting with family, but I think Cadbury was excited for Ollie to come home.
Anyway, we all had fun with our separate vacations, but I think a family trip to Disneyland should definitely be in the works...Ollie's firsbirthday!?!
P.S. I was wondering if Bennet, Lucy, & I were still models on the Disneyland website (from a few years back) & we are still on there!!! 
I should get in free or something.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Too much fun! I am so glad I went with my girls to enjoy some good laughs,yummy food,and great memories! We are missing your family already!