Welcome back for Tell all Tuesday, hosted by the fabulous Teach Talk Inspire and My Day in K. This week's focus: Summer Flashback!!!!
Let's head back to a simpler time, shall we? Back to when the kids were sooooo little and the biggest decision they had to make was what flavor of ice cream to get.
That time was summer 2008. The kids were going into 1st grade, kindergarten, and big kid undies. No body was cornering me with "growing up" questions or rolling their eyes at me, and if they were having a temper tantrum, I could still pick them up and move them to a quiet spot. We are so past all of that now.
That year was the year we were able to go to Disneyland. We didn't tell the kids where we were going, just "vacation." Hailey, the oldest at 6-years-old, was convinced we were going alligator hunting and climbing mountains. This child does not do well with change or surprises, so even though we were in the "Happiest Place on Earth," she was still mad at us for the first 2 days because she wasn't prepared for it.
See how little they are?!
We went all out beforehand and got them new pajamas and clothes from the Disney store locally. (Because it's expensive to buy stuff there, y'all!) And I surprised the girls with princess costumes that they wore the whole 2nd day.
There are smiles in these pictures but Little Miss in pink was in a MOOD!
We ate dinner at different character places and they were so excited to hug everyone of them.
We watched Cars everyday for the first 5 years of his life. I can quote it. He was only 2.5 when we went, but he still remembers seeing Lightening McQueen and Mater.
But, y'all, they were so tired! At the end of each day, they crashed and we had to wake them up again in the morning. They refused to nap while we were there so we tried to fit in as much as we could all handle.
Overall, it was the best trip ever. If I could, I would take everyone back again. Ben's kids haven't been yet and they're all big enough now to ride just about everything. Taking everyone is definitely on the bucket list.
So how about you? What are some of your favorite summer memories? Share in the comments below or link up with us. Thanks for swinging by and I hope you make some great summer memories this year.