September 10, 2012

Our Weekend (In a Nutshell)

Since most of last week was spent sick in bed, I'm going to focus last week's recap mostly on the weekend- when all the fun happened!

On Saturday afternoon, we set off on a trip down the coast for my husband's cousin's wedding and a trip to Disneyland (our first as a family!). I always get a little nervous going on long drives with Miles- what if there's traffic? What if he gets really fussy? What if he cries the whole time in the traffic? Then I start thinking about the hotel and worrying if he'll sleep well. These are the crazy, maternal thoughts going through my mind. All that worrying was for nothing, though, because Miles travels like a champ. He even slept great in his portable crib in our hotel room. Speaking of our hotel room, let's talk about that a minute. Something you should know about me is that I love staying in hotels (I am not a camper). We've stayed in lots of different ones in Anaheim for our trips to Disneyland, and I have to say that the Anaheim Hilton is probably my favorite place to stay in the Disney area. There was a great deal going on- I'm a sucker for a good deal!- and we stayed in a beautiful room on the top floor. It was actually more like a suite than just a room, and it allowed us to set up Miles's portable crib so that he would be able to fall asleep in his own little area while we could talk, watch TV, and enjoy our view of the fireworks (an amazing view, by the way!) without disturbing him. It couldn't have been more perfect for the three of us!

On Sunday, we drove down near San Diego for the wedding of my husband's cousin Chris and the lovely Angel. She was absolutely gorgeous and looking radiantly happy the entire day. We arrived a bit early and I got to see a sweet moment between Angel and Chris- they weren't going to see each other until the ceremony but Chris stood outside the room Angel was in and they held hands through the doorway for a minute as the photographers snapped some photos. I am such a sap- I almost cried right then and there. Parker could sense this and said, "Keep it together...you can do it..." He had to keep saying it throughout the evening but what can I say? I was loving all the love floating around.

On Small World. Isn't his face hilarious?
That brings us to our Disneyland trip! I have to tell you that my husband was so excited to show Miles everything. We stopped by City Hall to get Miles his "first trip" badge and then got on the train and rode to New Orleans Square. As we got in line for Pirates of the Caribbean, we met another young family with a toddler son whose name was also Miles! That was pretty fun and distracted Parker and me momentarily from not being so nervous about taking Miles on his first ride. We had no idea how he would handle it, but again, Miles is a champ! I think he was a little concerned once we were sailing past pirates and ships with cannons in our little boat because as I was holding him he just completely clung to me as he looked around (normally he is very independent and not at all a cuddler). Towards the end of the ride, though, he became more interested in looking around and not staying quite so attached. After Pirates, we went and rode Small World. Miles was so confused and I don't blame him- I'm sure it must be a crazy trip for a baby! We finished our first Disneyland experience as a family with a train ride back to Main Street, where I got a pretzel (obvi) and we did a little shopping before heading to Downtown Disney to eat lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.

We're back home now and, although tired, I'm so happy to have had a great weekend with my husband's family and also our own little family unit. I'm looking forward to more Disney trips in the coming months!

12 comments:

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

Aw how fun! Love Disneyland! And thanks for the recommendation with the hotel.. Always looking for a deal too but I think the one we stayed in this Summer was just too far for us from the park.

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Devon Riesenberg said...

I'll have to remember your rec. for the hotel when we decide to take Jack to Disney! So cute that you guys took Miles as a baby! Sounds like he had a fun time :)

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you have a beautiful baby!! Newest follower from operation fabulous. Have a great night!!

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Kate @ Daffodils said...

We are heading down to San Diego for the first time this weekend! I am so looking forward to it. Where on the central coast are you? We are sationed in Monterey for 2 years.