Thursday, May 29, 2014


Glad to be at the "Happiest Place on Earth."
Riding Dumbo with mommy
 Lunch after a hot day at Disney
 Daddy and Natasha
We must have chosen one of the hottest days of the year to take Natasha to Disneyland for her birthday, but the three of us had a great time exploring the park.  Since it was still very crowded (even though we went after all the Spring Break madness), we were only able to enjoy a few rides.  We decided to forgo meeting Elsa and Anna from Frozen, since the wait time was 2 hours... Yes, 2 hours!  Natasha barely managed 20 minutes in the Dumbo line.  I can't imagine spending 2 hours in line with her in the heat.  Hopefully, one day Natasha will be able to meet them.  Maybe once the craze dies down a bit.  They were having a special for SoCal residents on 2-day park-hopper tickets, so I decided to purchase those for Natasha and I.  That way we could check out California Adventure another day with Nikolaus (since he is free).  And that is what we did, three weeks later:
 Natasha and Pluto
 Our little tourist
 We met our friends... Tasha and Noe enjoying the Disney Jr. Show
Nikolaus and mommy
 Nikolaus feeling a little bit of freedom
 A little cat nap while we found our next attraction
 Carousel with Noe 
We had such a great time at California Adventure, that I upgraded our park-hopper tickets to season passes.  I guess we are THAT family now... Ha!  However, only Natasha and I have passes and we can only go during the week and we have many blackout dates, which is fine because I don't need to go when what feels like the whole world is there.  We are looking forward to visiting Disney again in the fall.

Natasha also had her 4 year well check.  Everything is great with our not-so-little girl.  The nurse was a little concerned with Natasha's vision during the eye exam, so we will follow up with our family optometrist to see what he thinks.  Here are her stats from the appointment:

Weight: 38.6 lbs. (75th percentile)
Length: 39 1/4" (40-45th percentile)