Happy Birthday Alexzandra!
My baby girl turned 21 yesterday and I still can’t believe she’s all grown up. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I felt the first flutterings of her inside of me? Time has flown and yet it hasn’t. Since I’ve already devoted a post to how it feels when babies leave home here, I’ll just skip ahead. We had an amazing day ~ first we saw Tom Cruise in Mission:Impossible and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Jillian Dodd just had a fabulous review on her blog. Check it out when you’re done here.
After the movie, we headed to Downtown Disney to do some shopping and have dinner at Napa Rose. Alexzandra and I started the night off with a cocktail at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen before meeting David and Michael for dinner. Whatever that peachy thing was I had, it was delicious! Her first drink? A Gin & Tonic. Ew, but she liked it. Everything was perfect for Alexzandra’s special day!
Since Alexzandra is a little shy, I thought I’d just give her a birthday shout out and then share with you some of my favorite things about Disneyland during the holidays.
It’s no secret that I love all things Disney and Disneyland ranks up there in the top two. It’s also no secret that I go a little nuts for Christmas, so when I get Disneyland and Christmas all together, it’s a fab fest in my heart. There’s singing and dancing, wearing of silly hats, oh yeah, there is a total party inside my heart that lasts for days and days.
Disney does a fabulous job of making every detail important.
Of course, the holiday isn’t complete without Santa and his reindeer!
Look out! The Haunted Mansion has been taken over by those peeps from A Nightmare Before Christmas. Yikes! Jack Skellington sure is scary as Old St. Nick.
And over at It’s a Small World, where it’s not so scary, things are all Jingle Bells and sunshine.
When you travel under the sea, Ariel will sing ‘Jingle Shells’ to you, it’s fabulous!
There are loads of goodies to sample while shopping in Downtown Disney or strolling through the parks. Two of our favorites are the candy apples from Marcelines and the hand made candy canes from the candy shoppe on Main Street.
My favorite place in all of Disneyland is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
With the additions of snow and icicles, the castle is gorgeous during the day…
But at night the castle is simply stunning.
Where is your favorite place to spend the holidays? Is there somewhere special you like to visit or a certain road with loads of colorful lights you like to drive past each year? What makes the holidays just a little more magical for you?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah to all my friends!