My family are annual passholders to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure so we try to go as much as we can. Since most of the spring breaks seem to be over, we planned a trip just in time to catch the "Long Lost Friends" before it closed.
Any time we go to the parks, I make sure to wear super comfy and kid proof clothing. I almost always take a crossbody to keep my hands free to chase after the Brodster. Flats are a must, since we have to walk everywhere.
Headband: Cozy Reverie Accessories (coming soon)
Rose Print Tunic: Forever 21
Rose Pendant Necklace: Noisy Merriment
Grey Leggings: Forever 21
Green Boots: Target
White Crossbody: Melie Bianco
I had a bit of a theme going today. I designed the "Belle De Los Muertos" hoodie I'm wearing. I matched it up with the roses print tunic and another one of my original works, a necklace with a watercolor painting of a rose. I was actually nervous about wearing my Disney inspired designs at Disneyland; It's like wearing my heart on my sleeve. What if people don't like it? What it people laugh?
I was so flattered that I got four compliments on it today! One even asked where I got it, and I found myself fumbling to find the words to say I had designed it and it was available online. I have such a hard time promoting my work in person. Total shy girl. Ugh.
For the past two weeks, Big Thunder Ranch on Frontierland has had a limited magic event called, Long Lost Friends. All the old character actors from the past were going to be located in one place for photo ops. The moment, I heard Robin Hood was going to be there, I knew I had to go. I grew up with that movie! I couldn't pass up the chance to see the characters because I had no idea when this would be done again.
And we did take pictures! We decided to purchase the photos taken by the Disneyland photographers because, well, this was a big deal for the Disney nerds like us!
When we went to pick up the photos, they weren't there. NOOOOO!!!! Worst thing that could've have happened. They said that since it was such a busy day at Big Thunder Ranch, our photos might upload within the hour. When we got home, we checked the site for our photos.
Still not there.
It was a little heartbreaking. Especially because it was so packed that we only had the opportunity to wait in line for one cast of characters. We missed out on Uncle Scrooge (ughhhgh) and many, many others! I really hope they do this event again because it would be great for Brody...and well, my nostalgia.
We took the opportunity to pick up Mother's Day gifts for Brody's abuela and grandma. These two will absolutely melt to have a silohuette cut out of their grandson's profile.
My little turd of a son was a total grouch during the process. He couldn't sit still for 30 seconds. I couldn't believe how talented the artist was. She cut the image so fast. Even better, the cut-out only costs $9! $9 for quick, original artwork? That's unheard of nowadays!
I can't wait to give these to our mommies!
So that concludes this month's adventure to the Disneyland Resort. Full of ups and downs, but still worth it. We love our mini-adventures to the happiest place on earth and plan on having many more.
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