Saturday, July 11, 2015

Baba and daughter fun time.

SS had a busy week, on Tuesday she went with Baba to Knott's Berry Farm, and three days later she was in Disneyland.  Having season passes for both parks allows us go at our leisure, not worry if we can't get on a ride (mainly at Disney), because we can always return. The glitch is we do not have as much time as we would like to get to the parks, due to our work schedules. Sunday is the only day of the week when we are all home. P working Saturdays is really messing with our family time, and it's been three years. P is always suggesting I take SS to either park on my flex Friday off, or on Saturdays.  I'm not big on going to such places alone, and yes I know that is a lame thing for a grown ass woman to say.

Then here we are in July already and before we know it SS goes back to school, and things are going to be even crazier in terms of scheduling.  Just yesterday we were trying to figure out when we are going to Maui. I can't take vacation time until November 14, but after that I am going to make it a point to take time off for more family time. The reason we are scheduling our travel so early is that everyone wants time off in December, so I'm going to preempt being at the bottom of the seniority ladder by requesting time now. A funny aside, when P told SS we are going back to Maui she was elated. After all she is still teed off at us (mainly me because I'm the one with the new job) for not taking her to Maui for her birthday this year. SS then thought about it and asked P if we are still going to the Mission Inn.  That's our entitled little darling, a one time occurrence sets a precedent.

Anyway... P decided to lead by example, and decided to take advantage of the little time we have left with SS before school starts. On Tuesday I headed to work, and they headed to Knott's. It was really neat to receive the pictures and video below. I'm planning to go to one of the parks on my next Friday off.  My resolve was cemented when I saw a woman last night as we were getting in our van. She had two kids in a double stroller, and two walking next to her. FOUR FREAKING KIDS! The youngest was a toddler and the oldest could not have been older than six. No sign of a father, or anyone else with them. P thought it was just plain crazy to pop out that many so close together, crazier to take them to Disney solo. Yeah, we are certifiable wimps.

Ready to take on the Kraken Queen again, but could this angelic looking duo get the job done?

Well, when they have the ability to look this menacing there is no doubt on my mind they can shoot to kill.  The little one is particularly scary.

Bumper cars selfie.

I could not believe P got SS in this ride. We have been trying since last year without success. But we are making a big deal about what a big girl SS is now. It worked.

I must admit to a pang of jealousy when I got this picture from the new Snoopy ice show. It lasted half a second, because I had a huge smile on my face. How cool to get second row seating for a brand new show, and have Baba time.

And this is the pay off, watching SS's wonderment and enjoyment.

Ticker tape surprise.

Ticker tape aftermath.

But the absolute best were the videos below of P and SS at Big Foot Rapids.  Looks like SS is making the transition to Big Girl rides. I asked her yesterday if she wanted to ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant. SS replied, "Nah, that's a baby ride, they show his show on Disney Jr."  Our baby is growing up.

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