Thursday, June 4, 2009

How fast can you get to Disneyland?

Grace's cousin, Jillian, turned six yesterday, and to celebrate her birthday she went to Disneyland. Grace really, really, really wanted to go with her, but she still had school this week and we didn't want her to miss the last day. We also didn't want Steve to have to miss too much work. (Yes, I did say work. He has a job. A real job. Where they pay money!) In the end we decided to make a super-quick trip.

We left Tuesday after Grace's graduation and drove straight to Huntington Beach. We hung out at the beach, bought some yummy peaches from a farmers' market, and ate dinner at Wahoo's. (And neither of our kids threw up this time!) Yesterday we went to Disneyland all day and then we drove home last night. Whew! We're all a little tired and cranky today. Hopefully one of these times we'll be able to take a trip to California for more than one day.

Grace's Kindergarten Graduation

Holy cow! I didn't know that graduating from kindergarten was such a big deal. I guess I was wrong. They went all out for these kids with caps and gowns, graduation pictures, presentations of diplomas and everything. The cutest part was a song that the kids sang about going to first grade. I don't know why, but I started crying. Since when have I been such a cryer?

And this was the last day of school. All of the kids learned "The Hoedown Throwdown", a line dance to a song by Hannah Montanna. Then they had a dance off, where each grade performed the dance for judges. It was pretty cute.