First Stop: Disneyland!
After getting in the park, we rushed to get a head-start before the crowds arrived. Thankfully, it was a school day and the park remained pretty mellow all day long.
(Mom went straight-up old school - It's a Small World)
(Emmy riding the Carousel, for the 10th time)
(Emmy picked out her own pair of ears, and lollipop)
(Emmy preparing to fly with Dumbo at day's end)
Next Stop: California Adventure
(Caleb and Emmy playing carnival games)
Emmy pooped out and benefitted from a long nap on Day Two, allowing Caleb and I to take turns riding some grown-up rides. We left the park a little early to clean up for dinner with some wonderful friends.
Sisters By Heart Dinner
With a little foresight, we were able to plan a night with some very special mommas I've come to know and love this past year - all of us moms to HLHSers. Emerson and Bodie (one of Zoe's fellow heart warriors) became fast friends...
(Me, Amy, Sara and Nicole)
Last Stop: Universal Studios
The Beach: Santa Monica
Emmy's first visit to the beach wasn't as fun as I'd hoped. It was cool and breezy. Emmy was exhausted from the past few days, but we managed to get some cute pictures anyway.
Caleb and I are glad we took Emerson to Disneyland for her 3rd birthday. We had a great time and she loved the one-on-one attention, particularly given the past year. She even agreed to bring Zoe back next year.