S: Disneyland, Anaheim, CA * August 21st - 24th, 2011
FC: August 21st - 24th, 2011
1: Published in 2011 | Where Dreams Come True...
2: On Our Way Mom had a break from school so we decided to take a trip to Disneyland. It was Sienna's first time! | August 21, 2011
3: Flying Sienna was so excited to ride on the airplane! Grandma got her a Mickey Mouse coloring book to entertain her during the flight. We also played with stickers and had doughnuts for breakfast! | Sienna LOVEs sprinkles!
4: A Disneyland bus picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel - The Disneyland Hotel! We loved our room, which was decorated in "Mickey" style. Sienna especially liked the nightlight on the headboard that played the song "When you Wish Upon A Star." | Finally Made it to Anaheim | August 21, 2011
5: First Stop: | Sienna LOVED seeing Sleeping Beauty's Castle! | August 21, 2011
6: Boppity | Just after arriving, we spotted Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother. Sienna was very excited, but a little shy at first. | Bippity | Boo
7: August 21, 2011 | Next, Sienna spotted this princess...she was still giving Cinderella a hug goodbye and she got all excited and said "Look Cinderella! There is Snow White!" | White | Snow
8: First Ride | Mom and Dad were so excited to take Sienna on the It's a Small World ride. She loved it but really wanted to play in the water
9: Goofy's Playhouse
10: Mickey Mouse | August 21, 2011 We were so excited to meet Mickey & Minnie! The lines were a little long, but worth the wait!
11: August 21, 2011 | Minnie Mouse Sienna loved Minnie's pink and purple house! What a great way to start out our trip.
12: After our morning of travel and half day in Disneyland, Sienna was exhausted. We went back to our hotel so Sienna could take a nap, then we came back to Disneyland and saw the AMAZING firework show! | So Sleepy | August 21, 2011
13: Day 2: We woke up and ordered room service (Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes and waffles) and set out for California Adventure park. First Stop...Tower of Terror! Sienna was so brave, but it wasn't her favorite ride. | Tower of Terror
14: Ariel | Sienna was excited to ride the new Ariel ride at DCA. It was so cute! | August 22, 2011 | Under the Sea Adventure
15: The Little Mermaid | Sienna wanted to keep riding! | We got to see Prince Eric, Ariel, King Triton, and Ursula!
17: It was finally time to dine with the princesses! And, since it was Ariel's Grotto, we got to meet Ariel first. | August 22, 2011 | Under the Sea
18: Meeting Ariel's Princess Friends At Ariel's Grotto | For weeks before our trip, Sienna told everyone she was most excited to meet Ariel. Dining with the princesses at Ariel's Grotto was the perfect place to meet her! She was also super excited to see Sleeping Beauty there, since we were unable to find her the day before in Disneyland. Sienna was so happy she couldn't sit still the whole time! | August 22, 2011
20: August 22, 2011 | A CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE | A CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE | We got to enter DCA early, so we were able to go on most of the rides in one day. We also went to the Aladdin show...it was awesome!
21: Rides we went on: Jumping Jellyfish, Swings, Rockets, Ferris Wheel, and Ariel. Sienna laughed so hard in the Ferris Wheel - we had a swinging cart.
22: We took a stroll over to Bug's Land, where we rode these crazy ladybugs. They looked like the tea cups but went MUCH faster. Sienna laughed and laughed! Later we ran into Pluto. | August 22, 2011
23: After getting dizzy on the ladybugs, Sienna wanted to spin some more on Flik's Flyers. We sat in an animal cracker box and flew 'round and 'round in the air! Next we went to the 4D movie...it was a little scary! | Dad didn't like the spinning rides!
24: August 22, 2011
25: World of Color | World of Color
26: Ready for Disney
27: August 23, 2011 | Rides | Sienna wanted to dress up as a princess, and she attracted lots of attention all day- she looked so pretty! We went on the Jungle Cruise & Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (CC's favorite!)
28: Mom and Dad were so excited to take Sienna on the Teacups. Dad got us spinning pretty fast and we had so much fun! | August 23, 2011 | Perfect Day for a Tea Party
29: Sienna was excited she got to ride the green Dumbo, and she loved to make our Dumbo go up and down and up and down..... | Dumbo | August 23, 2011
30: Splash Mountain was so much fun. We thought Sienna might be a little scared, but she loved it! Her first time, she sat in the very front all by herself. At the end, she turned around and told her dad "I'm soaked!" But she wanted to go again.
31: Splash Mountain
32: Winnie the Pooh | August 23, 2011 | After we got off Splash Mountain, we looked over and saw Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore. Pooh Bear was so cute with Sienna, playing with her and giving her lots of hugs. Eeyore was pretty shy, but very cute.
34: Parade | The parade was awesome! We had great seats and Sienna loved seeing all of the characters. She was so cute waiving and blowing kisses the whole time. | A
35: Bayou | After the parade, we ate at The Blue Bayou. It is a restaurant inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. It is dark, candlelit, and very romantic. Oh and the food was amazing! | Blue | August 23, 2011
36: August 24, 2011 | Fun in the Sun
37: Our last day at Disneyland we just swam at the hotel pool. It was built to look like the Monerail and had huge slides! Sienna probably went down them 30 times while Mom and Dad relaxed in the sun and drank Pina Coladas. Not a bad way to end our trip!
38: Now It's Time to Say Goodbye... | This was our first big vacation as a family, and it couldn't have been any better! | August 24, 2011 | but she knew when we started packing up that it was time to go. She was so upset the whole way home. | Sienna had a blast the whole trip | Flying Home
39: We had such a fun trip! Everything was perfect except that we had to come home at the end of it. We can't wait to go back...hopefully soon! | Disneyland, 2011