My Favorite Disney Memory

I consider myself seriously lucky to live less than 30 minutes from The Happiest Place on Earth.

For all the dozens of joyous times I’ve strolled through Main Street USA, one Disneyland trip remains my absolute favorite.

I gave birth to my second son in September 2007 and exactly one month later my eldest, Boy Wonder turned 5 years old. Life at home with a newborn was hectic and with Boy Wonder just starting kindergarten, I wondered if life would ever calm down. What I feared most was my 5 year old feeling like yesterday’s news as everyone swooned over his precious new brother.

My husband and I decided to surprise Boy Wonder with a very special 5th birthday at Disneyland – just the three of us.

We rode every ride, ate as much as our bellies could handle, went crazy with souvenirs, and took a billion pictures to immortalize Boy Wonder’s special day.

As blessed as we were to welcome a new baby into our loving family, the exhaustion and stress of new parenthood had gotten the better of all of us. But on this perfect day, the three of us let go and let the fun in. We played hard even as the clouds rolled in and the rain came drizzling down.

To this day, 9 year old Boy Wonder remembers his Disneyland birthday, of course the Mickey ears and framed picture above in his room doesn’t hurt either.

As for Boy Wonder’s baby brother, he’s turning 5 this September. In the grand tradition of fantastical 5th birthdays, we’re going to Disneyland to celebrate!

What’s your favorite Disney memory?

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