First thing Monday morning, we dressed in our matching, homemade Mickey shirts, and headed to Disneyland. Actually, we started in California Adventure in hopes of getting fast passes for the new Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. But, as we waited for them to open the gates, the lady in front of us told us that the morning before they had the same plan as us, and by the time she got there, the line to get a fast pass was 1 1/2 hours. So, we decided to try again another day. We started with Soarin' Over California, which is by far one of my favorite rides ever. Kade and Ky were excited to go on it the first time, and they loved it too. The next stop was this little play area with rope bridges and slides. It was fun, but we probably should have saved it for mid-day when the kids needed a break from standing in line or something (although, we lucked out and didn't have too many lines to stand in anyway!)
After lots more rides, and after lunch, we headed over to check out Cars Land! It was amazing!! It looked so real, and so straight-out-of-the-movie!
Funny story about meeting Goofy: since Krew would not give him a hug or even a high-five, Goofy started "talking" about Krew's squeaky shoes (Yes, Krew's shoes squeak with each step). Anyway, I was translating Goofy's gestures and telling Krew that Goofy liked his squeaky shoes, and that Goofy wished his shoes were squeaky. Well, the next evening, I was telling Krew that in the morning we were going to go back to Disneyland. His eyes lit up and he said, "Doo!" (Which means Goofy), then he grabbed his shoes and kept saying over and over (in his own way), "Goofy, shoes! Goofy, shoes!" I was amazed that even amid his terror, he was paying attention to me telling him that Goofy liked his shoes, and that the next day, just the mention of Disneyland reminded him that fun moment!
After meeting Goofy, we headed over to Disneyland! I went to Disneyland several times growing up, but I hadn't been back since my senior year of high school when I went with my cheer squad for nationals. Back then, there was no California Adventure, so that was all completely new. I have been to Disney World several times between my last time at Disneyland and now, but there was something so cool about returning to Disneyland. It reminded me of some of my favorite childhood memories!
Anyway, Pluto was near the front entrance, so we decided to see of Krew had warmed up to the characters yet...nope! He clung to me for dear life, but we did finally coax him into touching Pluto on the nose!
We ended our night with a very chilly, dark turn on Dumbo!