My tardiest InstaFriday post to date.
But there's a good excuse.
We were on vacay!
To the happiest place on earth.
My parents flew down on Sunday.
The girls and I flew solo. On Monday.
With an arsenal of fun.
When we arrived at the airport we learned our flight was delayed 2.5 hours.
Arsenal of fun lasted 2.5 hours. Problematic.
But a weird preoccupation with the wing flaps kept Ashlyn busy for the 58 minute flight.
And Kayla read a book.
Arsenal was not even necessary.
Our first stop in the OC? Ruby's.
I lie. Our first stop was Gulfstream.
But their kid's meal was calamari and chips.
I knew immediately that was not going to end well.
Because wing flap observation makes a girl hungry.
So we ditched. For sweet potato fries.
Our first afternoon was spent at Laguna Beach.
Not at all like the annoying MTV show.
No where to be heard.
Because I would have left immediately.
My girls love the beach.
More than Kristen loved "Stah-eeee-ven."
On Tuesday we had a fun pool play date with Julie.
So great to meet her in person. Her blog has always been one of my favorites.
Super nice. Super friendly. Super chatty. Super loved her.
Also, I'm staying with her for Blog Sugar in a few weeks.
So it's great she's not a serial killer.
My girl is a dino dork.
She loves everything about them.
She talked Pops into a trip to the Museum of Natural History at USC.
They also had a butterfly exhibit.
Then back to pool for some crafting.
Ashlyn painted an elephant. Kayla chose a pig.
Ashlyn tried to steal the pig for the rest of the trip.
Newport had some pretty incredible sunsets.
Dave flew in on Wednesday.
We had dinner at Ruby's at the Beach.
We like Ruby's.
On Thursday we tackled Disneyland.
Somehow my mom worked a Club 33 hook-up into the mix.
We had to find a secret button near the Blue Bayou.
I'm nervous even discussing it.
Mom whispered our name into the intercom.
"Ware, Party of 6." All stealth. Kind of weird, secret society.
But the best desserts. Worth the weirdness.
We also met Minnie and bought lots of stuff that we made Dave hold.
He loves Disneyland.
SoCal beaches > NorCal beaches.
No competition. Not even close.
Eating lunch at the Beach Comber.
One with an iphone.
One with a book.
Tough, tough life.
Sunset on our last night.
Thanks mom and dad for another fun trip!
We had a blast.
Also linking up late with Jeannett.