Gavin hadn't been to Disneyland yet, so we thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate his second birthday. Grandma and Grandpa Wallwork were still here to join us, but unfortunately Curtis had just left for his business trip to Germany. We plan on going again during the holidays so that Curtis can come. We had a great time though. Again, the weather was quite hot, but luckily the crowds were small and most of the lines were short. We only encountered a couple of melt-downs, one of which was probably from me, and sanely made it to almost every ride we wanted to see. Gavin wasn't too sure about meeting Mickey Mouse at first, but eventually warmed up to the idea as long as I was holding him. Gavin was given a 'birthday badge' when we arrived so that everyone would know that he was a birthday boy. Everywhere we went in the park people were wishing him a happy birthday and would even shout it from far away. It was the perfect way to celebrate a second birthday. When we left 12 hours later our feet were throbbing and we were exhausted, but we had a wonderful day that we'll never forget. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Wallwork for being such troopers. We can't wait for our next visit.
The newest member of the Mickey Mouse Club.
Isn't he the cutest Mousekateer you've ever seen?
Even though Gavin was a little scared of meeting Mickey Mouse in person, he loved his Mickey Mouse ears and his new Mickey Mouse stuffed animal (which he calls baby). You would have thought Gavin was his biggest fan by how sweetly he treats his new toy. Maybe he just didn't want Mickey to know.
Hanging out in the tree-house, which I still think was way better when it was staged as Swiss Family Robinson, but Gavin loved it.
By this point we were very hot and sweaty, Gavin needed a nap, and we were more than ready to eat lunch. This was as good as the picture was going to get at that moment. All the other pictures I have here at the castle Gavin is either screaming, squirming or flailing some extremity. So, here it is. The Magical Disneyland castle--with a 2 year old.
Autopia--A must ride for Gavin. He had a little fit though because he couldn't steer the car while we were actually moving. Can you imagine the whiplash?
Minney Mouse's house. He probably spent over a half an hour here in her kitchen. He just loved this refrigerator and her oven and dishwasher. He could have spent all day there. I'm telling you, he's gonna be a chef.
Of course this car was a big big hit over at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. He had to keep taking turns with other kids who wanted to sit in it, but he didn't care. He probably would have stayed in this all day too if we'd let him.