Disneyland Trip | Reno Newborn Photographer | Kristi Gayton Photography

Our kids have been asking to go to Disneyland since they were teeny tiny so this trip was long awaited and we had the most amazing time! We were planning to go over Spring Break but decided to avoid the crowds and go a little early which meant we were able to spend Esme's 4th birthday in the park! 

 We got to Disneyland one day before our passes started so we used that day to explore downtown Disney and go to the swimming pool at our hotel. We stayed at The Paradise Pier on the property to make going to and from the park a breeze! We were even able to see a couple of fireworks shows right from the window of our hotel room! 

We got to Disneyland one day before our passes started so we used that day to explore downtown Disney and go to the swimming pool at our hotel. We stayed at The Paradise Pier on the property to make going to and from the park a breeze! We were even able to see a couple of fireworks shows right from the window of our hotel room! 

 As you can see Declan had his pins on before we even got into the park. I bought a bunch of pins on eBay before we went on our trip so they would both be able to trade while we were there. 

As you can see Declan had his pins on before we even got into the park. I bought a bunch of pins on eBay before we went on our trip so they would both be able to trade while we were there. 

 Scoping out all the delicious treats in the case... this was not a diet kind of trip! LOL!    

Scoping out all the delicious treats in the case... this was not a diet kind of trip! LOL! 

 

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 Time for a little lunch and coloring break! Some nice gentlemen came around making balloon characters for the kiddos. We were happy to tip as it kept the kids entertained waiting on their lunch! Esme had her birthday pin on pretty much every single day of the trip! 

Time for a little lunch and coloring break! Some nice gentlemen came around making balloon characters for the kiddos. We were happy to tip as it kept the kids entertained waiting on their lunch! Esme had her birthday pin on pretty much every single day of the trip! 

 Pool Time... my little fish babies live for the water and sunshine! 

Pool Time... my little fish babies live for the water and sunshine! 

 One of Esme's birthday gifts was a new Minnie Mouse suit... doesn't she look so cute?! 

One of Esme's birthday gifts was a new Minnie Mouse suit... doesn't she look so cute?! 

 Ready ... Set... Go! They had so much fun hanging at the pool and we were one of the only families there because apparently that February California air is just a bit too cold for everyone else! 

Ready ... Set... Go! They had so much fun hanging at the pool and we were one of the only families there because apparently that February California air is just a bit too cold for everyone else! 

 Rocking the goggles! 

Rocking the goggles! 

 Isn't he so handsome?! 

Isn't he so handsome?! 

 Esme's game face! She was stoked to go down the slide! The lifeguard assured her he would catch her at the bottom because she'd never gone down a slide that size before... 

Esme's game face! She was stoked to go down the slide! The lifeguard assured her he would catch her at the bottom because she'd never gone down a slide that size before... 

 And then the lifeguard did NOT in fact grab her at the bottom and she was NOT too happy about that little ride. 

And then the lifeguard did NOT in fact grab her at the bottom and she was NOT too happy about that little ride. 

 And here we go... Happy Birthday to Esme and Disneyland time! 

And here we go... Happy Birthday to Esme and Disneyland time! 

 Started with a classic teacup ride 

Started with a classic teacup ride 

 They are such sweet little friends... I love it! 

They are such sweet little friends... I love it! 

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 We spent a lot of our Disney time getting autographs from all the characters! Alice and the mad hatter were SO into their characters! They were Amazing! 

We spent a lot of our Disney time getting autographs from all the characters! Alice and the mad hatter were SO into their characters! They were Amazing! 

 Esme's big birthday gift was going to the Bippity Salon to get a full princess makeover! She chose a princess Minnie dress and went for the cinderella style hairstyle! I literally cried watching her makeover LOL she was having so much fun and chatting it up with her "fairy God Mother in training" like a little adult!  

Esme's big birthday gift was going to the Bippity Salon to get a full princess makeover! She chose a princess Minnie dress and went for the cinderella style hairstyle! I literally cried watching her makeover LOL she was having so much fun and chatting it up with her "fairy God Mother in training" like a little adult!  

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 Checking out the California Adventure side of the park

Checking out the California Adventure side of the park

 We loved Radiator Springs! So well done ... it was just like being in the movie! 

We loved Radiator Springs! So well done ... it was just like being in the movie! 

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 Treats everywhere you turn! 

Treats everywhere you turn! 

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 This little one could not get enough of the teacups! Luckily the lines were short. I probably rode with her 10 times! 

This little one could not get enough of the teacups! Luckily the lines were short. I probably rode with her 10 times! 

 The carousel was another favorite that we were able to do over and over thanks to it's close proximity to the teacups and the short lines. 

The carousel was another favorite that we were able to do over and over thanks to it's close proximity to the teacups and the short lines. 

 Waiting for The World of Color to start... We went to Fantasmic as well and both shows were amazing but Fantasmic did scare the kids so we may wait until they are older to try that one again! 

Waiting for The World of Color to start... We went to Fantasmic as well and both shows were amazing but Fantasmic did scare the kids so we may wait until they are older to try that one again! 

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 Exploring the Island 

Exploring the Island 

 Scary Pirates! 

Scary Pirates! 

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 Declan had been saving a stack of mail for the characters in Disneyland for months and was so excited to finally get to put it in the mail box. 

Declan had been saving a stack of mail for the characters in Disneyland for months and was so excited to finally get to put it in the mail box. 

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 She's sassy ... 

She's sassy ... 

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 A little window shopping on main street... 

A little window shopping on main street... 

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 Goodbye for now Disneyland ... We can't wait to visit again! 

Goodbye for now Disneyland ... We can't wait to visit again!