well, camden wasn't excited because...you know.
but the rest of us were. it was a big day.
we were going to disneyland.
for 4 nights! our first real vacation as a family of 4.
we were set to leave at 1pm so we could make the 3 hour drive while the kids napped.
as i was packing up our stuff before we went to make a last minute run to target,
i hear scott yell, "OH MY GOSH! OMGOSH OMGOSH OMGOSH!"
i run out to the living room, only to find miles standing over a pile of throw-up.
awesome. maybe it was just everything he ate the day before.
so we go to target. and he threw up all over the place.
we knew we couldn't cancel the reservations so we packed everyone up and headed out.
luckily, we packed towels. we had another incident on the way down. but don't worry. buzz was there to save the day from infinity to beyond. and we weren't gonna let it rain on our parade. good news - it was the 24 hour flu bug & no one else got it, so we headed out the next day.
but miles got to meet mickey - and this moment goes down as one of my favorite moments of being his mom. he was so thrilled. SO happy. made every anxious moment for the rest of the day worth it. (cammie jane's little outfit is from my sister! loved it.)
the next day we went to california adventure - which had way less traffic and was such a blast. miles seriously watches Cars at least twice a week & talks about "mater & lightning" all the time. he holds the cars in his hands when he watches the movie. so it was so fun to watch his face light up over the new Carsland and all the details they put into it.
when i posted a picture to instagram, someone said "you look like you're having more fun than miles!"
the truth is - i haven't had that much fun in a really long time. it is different when you take a kid.
you experience the magic in a whole new way.
but truth be told, the day after we got back, i spent the day looking at this:
the good news is that at the end of the trip, we traded in our tickets for season passes!
and we've already been back since.
and we can't wait to go back again.
best Christmas present ever.