And when we got home, Grayson reported that his favorite part was "just being there with my friend Garrett". Even though they fought like brothers over who got to drive the car or control the lever or...(what have you), and they rarely wanted to go on the same ride at the same time, my heart is happy just knowing that Grayson knows what a big deal it was to go on such a trip with his best buddy. I mean I had best friends growing up, too, but none that I ever would have gotten to go on such a "big" trip with. Lucky kids. But we are equally lucky to be their parents. I mean it is priceless to watch your own kids at a place like Disneyland, but to be able to watch them experience it with their best friends, too, is pretty special and amazing. And while Grayson and Molly didn't react to the surprise of getting to go the way that I thought they would (think confusion rather than elation), I know that Grayson for sure will always remember this trip as something totally unexpected, pretty magical, and full of great memories with family AND friends.
It was hard to get these 2 away from the "horsies"!
Snakes a plenty, snakes galore! Yikes!
So cute...but with 1 friend missing. :(
Poor Molly. We thought this would be her time. Ask anyone that she spends much time with, she is ALWAYS talking about wanting to give Mickey a hug. Always. And the magical moment was upon her, and...dangit! And we're not talking just shying away from the over-sized but friendly mouse. We're talking SCREAMS of terror! Instant. And from that point on, there would be no more happy talk of Mickey Mouse or desiring to give him (or Minnie) a hug. Nope, "Mickey too scary. I no give Mickey a hug." And so it was...
Maybe next time, Sis!