The MAGIC Kingdom

So after a couple months of training, the time came for us to drive to California to participate in the Long Beach Marathon. I must admit that while I was packing and loading up the car, the phrase “I am going like a lamb to the slaughter” kept running through my head. However, I certainly wasn’t calm as a summer’s morning. Every time I thought about running 26.2 miles, I would almost throw up.

We decided to go to Disneyland a couple days before the marathon, while we still had the ability to walk. I was sooo excited for this! We took Ashton when he was the same age Emmy is now and it was a blast. (How time flies, eh?) Kris and Cari came with us and provided plenty of entertainment for us and helped with the kids. We don’t go anywhere unless we have AT LEAST two nannies to help.

Ashton got to see all of his favorite characters, Captain Jack Sparrow (do NOT forget the ‘Captain’ part), Woody, Buzz, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. During the parade, when he saw Mickey and Minnie up on the top of a float, he jumped up and started waving like crazy at them and then blew them a kiss. Oh man, my heart just melted and I got a lump in my throat. It was so cute.

I volunteered to take videos instead of ride the Tea Cups. I really am getting old.

I’ve been to Disneyland praaah-bly ten brazillion times, but it is truly MAGICAL every time. I think it’s getting even better for me now that I have kids and it’s fun to see them so excited.