I woke up late and had to rush to meet the choir before church without having eaten breakfast.
The Hubby got the kids ready all by himself (big whoop, right?) and took them to church (when he does that, he has to sit in the pew with them by himself while I am singing - I would not want to do that!). No time to clean up discarded pajamas or the pile of dishes in the sink.
Home after church, The Hubby quickly sighs, "I am not doing that again." (You see, this was the first week after Sunday School ended for the summer.)
Kids give me the Mother's Day things they made at school.
The Hubby: "So, should we go run some errands?"
Me: "I don't want to run errands. You know what I want to do? I want to go to Disneyland."
We discussed for a moment whether we could get by without a grocery trip and some laundry loads, but in the end the fact that our annual passes expire in one week proved to be decisive. We all changed into pants and comfortable shoes, threw some snacks, camera, and sunscreen in a backpack, and headed over there!
We decided Disneyland might be too crowded, so we went to California Adventure. It was a great day! We went on a few rides, saw several shows, had some food, took Middle Girl to the potty seventy-gajillion times, and just enjoyed each other's company. Emphasis on that last one.
Big Girl and I took Middle Girl on Soarin' Over California for her first time, and she loved it. How could she not? It is a great ride. You really feel like you're flying through the air over the California scenery.
The girls and I also saw the Aladdin show - first time for all of us. It was well done, and we were all glad to see it. Meanwhile, The Hubby and The Boy were watching the Pixar Parade (Lightning and Mater included) and riding the "Silver Rocket" over and over again.
We had never been to the Animation area before. It is really cool! There are shows in which you get to talk to this CG turtle from Finding Nemo, and he actually talks to people in the audience. The Boy loved it. We also went to a show where they teach you how to draw a Disney character. Then there are places to explore on your own - making a zoetrope strip and watching a huge claymation zoetrope thing.
The Hubby and I took turns going on California Screamin' as a single rider. I sat next to a cute and hip mom whose husband and six-year-old daughter were in the row in front of us. It was her daughter's first time on the ride and she was excited and a little nervous (no way Big Girl would try this roller coaster, even though she is almost eight). The ride was great, of course, and as we got out we said "Happy Mother's Day" to each other. "Beats going to brunch!" she said. Yeah! You said it, sister.