~HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO OUR FAMILY~
We celebrated this land mark in our family by taking ourselves all to Disneyland! Here are some notes I took about our trip.
Gage's first time on an airplane! It was memorable for so many reasons. He loved "blasting off." Our flight attendant was awesome. Helene was Tongan and brought Gage a handful of treats and airplane trinkets every 2 minutes. Finally she just brought him a giant garbage bag of treats! Polynesians love to feed! I loved Helene. She said she was going to send Gage to BYU Hawaii because he would fit right in with his personality. That is not the first time I've been told that about him. Helene showed us all the dancing from her Tongan ward and Naomi knew all the dances. Helene loved Naomi so much. She said "You need to move by me and I can be your Auntie!" She also gave me some motherly advice on not being afraid to be a bold mother to my children. I hope I never forget. Naomi has told me a time or two since "Mom, I want to visit Auntie Helene."
*Naomi sprints everywhere all over the airports. Then collapses. Nay is very concerned about measles. Also on the plane she followed the safety instruction card and studied it intently.
As we rove above the clouds she was overwhelmed by the beauty. " Whoa! It's sooo beautiful!! It's so amazing!" Over and over. "It's like I don't know.. Oh I sea of clouds!"
Disneyland Day 1.
First Disney magical moment.Naomi spotted Elsa down the street on a float. I grabbed her hand and the chase began! We ran down the side walk following Elsa along the parade route for a very long while it felt. We lost the boys, and were just always a step behind Elsa. When we came to a road block and couldn't follow Elsa any further, out of breath, Naomi stood there with her hand on her heart and said:
"Oh I so want to meet her!!!"
Then she gasped and looked down at her clothes.
"But I'm not dressed!"
We both cried a little from emotion of the chase, the let down of aaaalmost seeing Elsa's face and the magic of it all. Little magical memory. Then we had to go track the boys. Poor Gage had tripped and scraped his knee trying keep up with all of us. So he joined us in crying. Devin was a bit upset that we had just bolted with no explanation. Love that memory. We watched the parade and the Disney magic really took hold then.
The next day we made sure Naomi was dressed properly to meet Elsa.
Another fun moment was taking Naomi on space mountain. She absolutely loved it! Cache was horrified and so ticked. So scared. Naomi was hooping and hollering and laughing so hard saying, "Oh my gosh this is sooo awesome!! " Gage liked it too, but said he didn't after he saw Cache so upset. They all loved Star Tours, especially because their Mom was the rebel spy. I gained new respect from them.
More princess time.
Belle and Naomi discussing their favorite books.
On the Snow White ride an alligator popped up and Nay grabbed Gage trying to protect him from the alligator! He wasn't scared at all. Just laughing like a crazy man.
The boys had to complete Jedi training to receive their own custom light saber. (My rules, but they thought it was some Jedi rule). They did it and Naomi got picked to come on stage too. Incredible memory.
First thing in the morning, we were walking in a crowd of adults and no one was evening noticing Lightening McQueen, but he noticed Gage and called him to come over. Gage was star struck, but McQueen talked him down. It was so cool.
Thanks so much Mickey!
We had the most magical time.