Her first Birthday we were in Czech Republic. We invited one of Chris's teammates over for cake and took Taimi to the toy store to pick out any toy of her choice. We fed the ducks and played on the playground.
Her second birthday we were in Germany. We took her to PlayMobile fun park and Legoland. It was amazing! But it was just the 3 of us.
Her third birthday we were in France her preschool class celebrated and we surprised her with a bunch of toys to open when she got home from school. All she wanted was a wet suite so we got her the smallest wetsuit I've ever seen. It's so adorable and her and Chris went and swam with dolphins in the wild. Really, they were summing in the ocean which was literally in our front yard and 3 dolphins came out of no where it was a dream.
So this year we threw a big halloween birthday bash.
We reserved a gym and a princess bouncy house. They jumped for hours one of Taimi's favorite things.
Taimi's grandma got a giant witch piñata to bust!
4! I still can't believe it!
Each kid got to take a mini pumpkin home. We had Choco covered frozen bananas and some mummy hot dogs. Along with tons more goodies.
My first child is walking, dancing, singing, playing, jumping, screaming, running. She is healthy and happy. She is carefree and loving! She is aware and compassionate. I couldn't ask for more.
The second big event is we went to Disneyland for their trick-or-treat party!
We took Chris's Mom with us. And we were so happy we did.
Sometimes the drive down and back is one of my favorite parts of the trips we go on. And this one was no exception. We had a great time.
When we are at Disneyland Taimi and I are on the same playing field. I get excited about the same things she does and like wise she gets excited about the same things as me. We just laugh and run around the whole time. But this time Zuzu was strapped to my belly which we loved.
We LOVED having them there with us. Usually my mom volunteers to watch the strollers and babies but this time round I wouldn't let her. She got to and sometimes was forced to ride every ride. We even got Taimi to ride Ghost Galazy aka Space Mountain which she hated more than olives. Taimi was tall enough to ride every ride but two and did so with grace (mostly) it was so much fun!!!
And then there was Jack Taimi's favorite guy! She about had a heart attack when she saw him and was so star struck.
Zuzu's first firework experience. He was mesmerized.
Mike and Sully invited Taimi to be in the scare compitition on James P. Sullivan's team. She rocked it!!! She scared and screamed her little heart out.
And then we got more candy and treats then we know what to do with.
I get asked more then I expect why I like Disneyland so much. And why I would want to bring my little babes when they are still so young. The answer is so simple but hard I articulate. If you go for the rides you are going for the wrong reason. It's the experience and ambiance that we for for. The smells, the cleanliness, the decorations, and the music I love the music the food and the characters. I go to see Taimi's face light up during the parades and shows. I go to be totally carefree with my family. I go to run around with my kids from ride to ride character to character. I go to create wholesome memories that my kids will cherish. I go to watch Chris interact with the girls and see how happy he is to see everyone else so happy. I go to watch Taimi jump up and down scream laugh and shout cause she is so happy! I go to watch Chris smile as he takes a bite of a warm churro. I go to see Chris get excited like a little boy right before he gets on Indiana Jones and then giggles, laughs and screams the whole ride. I go to spend time with my family to get away leave everything behind and just have fun! I go cause I know what to expect and I know all members of my family will have the best time. I go because it makes us happy all of us. I go cause when the day is over and I'm pushing a stroller and Chris is carrying a sleeping kid we will look over at each other with tear filled eyes and let all the happiness we are feeling all the wonderful memories we just made sink in. Then we go to bed wake up and do it all over again.