Needless to say, Disneyland was a lot of fun! The girls seem to all be just the right ages for it. Since the Liddle girls are all similar ages, everyone had a buddy to pal around with. Having four adults provided a nice way to divide up younger kids so that everyone got to enjoy all the rides.
The weather was a bit on the chilly side, but preferable to the blistering heat we endured during our last visit. I had neglected to pack the girls jackets, however, and ended up buying them each a hooded sweatshirt at the nearby CVS. Beyond that, everything went smoothly.
The long car ride had me worried about our ability to endure, and due to that, I way over-prepared, but the girls didn't complain! They had plenty to do with their coloring books, movies, snacks, and games.
We had worked extremely hard to make the trip a surprise for the girls. The day before we left, we presented them each with a Frozen tote bag filled with a few surprises (a Frozen shirt, water bottle, snacks, and art projects), then we asked if they could guess what giving them the tote bags might indicate. Right away, they realized we were going somewhere and it didn't take long for them to figure out that somewhere was Disneyland!
They eagerly helped us pack up the car and agreed to wake up super early so we could get going as soon as possible. As worried as I was about the long car ride, it was unnecessary. The girls did awesome! They were patient and content for the entire trip! That same tenor lasted through our entire vacation. They all had so much fun, they got along great, and had smiles that lasted even through the long ride back home.
A few highlights:
Adell tried the Tower of Terror once again. She survived it, but had absolutely no desire to ever do it again. She claimed she overcame her fear, but didn't like the ride. At least she didn't end up pale and shaky like last time!
Hannah hated Splash Mountain, and refused to even fathom going on it again. She was apparently surprised that the ride involved getting really wet, despite the fact we had all warned her. She was still shocked to find herself soaked.
One of the best parts was attending the Frozen sing along. We were able to sing all our favorite Frozen tunes. Hannah, in particular, was delighted. At the end of the show, Elsa even made it snow!
We were pretty happy to get home! We missed our friends, school, and our own beds! We look forward to another Disneyland trip in the future.