May 23, 2010

Disneyland 2010 - Day 2

After having spent all of our first day at Disneyland in Disneyland proper, we decided to spend our second day in California Adventure Land. We started out in A Bug's Land on Heimlich's Chew Chew Train. Christian was feeling a little groggy and Ava was somewhat bored... Larry took Ava on the bumper cars next to get her a bit more invigorated.

After the bumper cars, our little thrill-seeker was ready to up the ante. So we next went on Francis's Ladybug Boogie, which quickly became one of Ava's favorites... we went on it again...

...and again.

We then decided to calm things down a little on Flik's Flyers, which had left Ava mesmerized the last time she went on it. This time, however, she had her aunts Betsy and Lauren along for the ride to make things more fun.

Afterward, we got our 3D bug eyes on for It's Tough to be a Bug!, which is one of Larry's favorites, but absolutely terrified Ava. (What kid doesn't like giant animatronic spiders dropping down from the ceiling?)

As we exited the show, Pluto arrived on the scene.

Christian thought Pluto was pretty fun (or perhaps he was just happy to be out of his stroller).

We did and saw many other fun things throughout the day, but the main event was later that evening when Freddy O and Granny O joined us for dinner at Ariel's Grotto where we got to see Ariel in person (and with legs).

To say Ava was completely and absolutely excited would be an understatement.

And if meeting the Little Mermaid was not already a delightful treat, Cinderella was there too...

...along with Belle and many other Disney princesses.
Stay tuned for a video of all the Disney princesses Ava met when we highlight day 3.


Sally said...

The picture of Krista and Ava on the bumper cars is AWESOME. You guys look like you are having the time of your lives! Ava, I am thoroughly impressed that you are brave enough to give Pluto a hug and you are in your element with those princesses :). Way to go.

Kelly said...

That is soo funny that she wore her princess dress at Disneyland. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised but it's cute that she still doesn't want to take those dresses off.

Kristy said...

I loved seeing those pictures. That was such a fun trip. Ava was the perfect age for Ariel's Grotto. We have to do this every summer while she is still so enchanted with the magic!

Nancy K said...

Disneyland is the BEST!!!!