Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last Hurrah of Summer

The last week of summer break we tried to pack in as much fun and sun as we could. Anticipating the new routine with a Kindergartener and Pre-schooler we wanted to soak up the freedom for all it was worth. 
We attended a special back to school story time at the library geared towards students entering Kindergarten. Little did we know the local newspaper would be there!
Both Lily and Gemma made the picture on the front and Lily had her picture and her name on the second page. Watch out Hollywood, the Davis girls have arrived. Next it will be the big screen and a star on the walk of fame!
We decided that since our Disneyland passes are expiring in September we would do one last "blow-out" trip. We went down to Anaheim on Saturday afternoon and checked into our hotel. We stayed at the candy cane inn which was a great choice! The pool was a huge hit and we could walk to the park entrance.
We spent Sunday at California Adventure and Monday at Disneyland (don't tell Daddy's bosses, it was a personal day). It was hot and sunny! We did manage to get pictures with Sofia the first.
And Mike from Monsters U. He couldn't sign the autograph book because his claws were really tired.
Speaking of tired. We went on all the rides we cared about and then in the afternoon we headed back to the hotel for a swim. I think sleeping over and all sharing a room was the highlight for the girls.
Monday we were up at Disney for opening. We ran into Pinocchio. He obliged us for an autograph.
Then he got creepy and looked like he was going to attack Lily with an imaginary knife.
Then settled on doing bunny ears and maintained his creepy stare. Guess it must get pretty boring being Pinocchio and posing all day.
Let's just say we were hot and bothered and it was as humid as Texas! The girls did humor me and pose for a silhouette. I had heard about these a while back but we never took the time to get them done.
It is a little store front on main street and the lady cuts them out right there in about 30 seconds flat! We were intrigued. She has worked there for over 30 years! There are four silhouette artists that share the job. What a cool talent to have!
I think they are a pretty good likeness! Gemma's is especially spot on. I could recognize that curly mullet in a heart beat.
By about 3 PM we were spent. We went back to the hotel to sneak in one more swim before dinner and heading home. It was a great "stay-cation" and send off to our year of Disney. We told the girls to cherish each memory because it is going to be about 5 years before we go back!

The next day was out last day before Lily started Kindergarten! Goppy came over to watch Gemma so I could take Lily out to lunch and get her hair cut. She went for cheesy noodles, always the first choice.

Then it was off to the hair salon. She was very sure she wanted to get it cut above her shoulders. She looks so cute with her little bob.
Next stop...big girl school! I would be lying if I didn't say we would really have liked a few more weeks of summer. I know lots of moms whoop and cheer when school goes back but so far we LOVE summer break and always have time for one more beach day!

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