While Mama went back to work, the kids got some worksheets done in the morning while Dada and Uncle Johnny did some work.
In the afternoon, they met up with Auntie Jia for a little Camp Snoopy at Knott’s. Since we were going to live so close to the park, we got a season pass for the whole family and it’s already getting some use!
The last time we went to Disneyland was in December 2018! Uncle Johnny got us tickets and reservations now that Disneyland reopened after a long COVID closure. With current safety precautions, we are required to wear a mask at all times and the park is at 25% capacity.
We got matching shirts to mark the occasion and we were all excited to get going.
The first place we visited was Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This morning we were disappointed to hear that Rise of the Resistance was closed for the day but we still got to enjoy the area for the first time.
Peanut tried to fly the Millenium Falcon but he couldn’t reach the controls. So naturally, our mission was a failure.
The kids tried the blue milk and thought it was kind weird.
Peanut was excited to find an X-wing and Yai got him his very own! Lucky kid.
Thunder Mountain was a big hit with all the kids. Even Leela went on for the first time and loved it. We ended up riding it at least 4 times today.
The kids also went on Space Mountain twice.
This is the look on KK’s face when she learned she was not tall enough to drive a car alone on Autopia. Maybe next time.
Some of us went on Splash Mountain and Peanut and Alice were prepared with ponchos.
Uncle Johnny was not as lucky. He sat in the front and got drenched.
We stayed until dark and unfortunately they didn’t start having any parades or fireworks yet.
It was still a very memorable and fun day with the family.
Mama found some old tokens that were given by the chef at Trabocco. The kids got one last ride before they got too big. Actually, they already look too big for this ride.
Today is KK’s birthday!! She turns 9 today and I tend to get sentimental when the first born has a birthday.
She opened her gift from Auntie Jia and Uncle Jason and loves her new scooter!
In the morning, she went to school and found her desk all decorated. They also had a digital birthday wall with messages left by her classmates.
We also went to dinner at Trabocco for a tasty birthday meal.
The chef came out with a birthday treat and sang “Happy Birthday” to her.
Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! We love you!
Dada’s electric scooter arrived and the extra handles were installed for Peanut. They will be riding to school on this thing. Wish them luck!
We took Yai to the city today.
For lunch, we went to Hog Island Oyster Co. It had been so long since we last went into the city and ate here.
After a whole year of remote learning, it’s the First Day of In-person School!! Yaaaaay! Peanut finally gets to attend Amelia Earhart School and see his teacher and classmates in person. It will be abbreviated but still worth the trouble.
With the different start and end times, we made arrangements for Janie to ride her bike to school with Maya, her older brother, and some other 5th graders. She was super excited about that.
Peanut also rode his bike to school with Mama and Dada. This is similar to how we walked KK to school on her first day of Kindergarten.
When we arrived, we took a couple photos and then went to the gate to meet his teacher, Ms. Wells. They all lined up 6 feet apart and then walked into the classroom together. So cute.
Here’s a side-by-side of Janie and Peanut’s first day of Kindergarten. So similar but so different at the same time.
What a beautiful morning we had today!
The kids loved stand-up paddleboarding so much the other day that they convinced Dada to rent one again today.
They went out pretty far today but didn’t see any turtles this time.
Janie also got to try it herself and took a little passenger with her.
The rest of the day was spent at the beach playing and swimming.
We got up early and rented a stand-up paddleboard right outside our hotel. They were so excited to see a sea turtle swim by while they were out there!
We rode bikes to Kung Fu today. So fun!