Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jax turns 5!

If you haven't noticed, I haven't been blogging much ;) I don't have the time or energy to focus on it, so I'm basically just using it as a way to keep track of important events in our family. If you're reading this, thanks for sticking around!

Jax turned 5 on June 3rd, and we had a small cake and ice cream party with family and a few friends. Jax is obsessed with Ninja Turtles so all the plates, cups, etc were Ninja Turtles as were almost all of his gifts. We didn't do a big thing because we had something bigger already planned! 

For his big birthday present, we took him (without Lexi!) to Disneyland! My parents did the same thing with my brother and I when we each turned 5 and we plan on continuing the tradition with all of our kiddos. 

We went with our buddies that also turned 5 in June... and we had SO much fun! When we first got there, we checked into our hotel then headed to Downtown Disney. We went to the Lego store, which Jax was just as excited about as actual Disneyland, and then headed to Rainforest Cafe for a special birthday dinner. 

The next day we went to California Adventure. We went straight to Cars Land since that gets so busy, so fast. I couldn't ride some of the rides, but used that time to relax a bit. 

The boys all had tons of fun. 

We spent the whole day wandering around, riding rides, having snacks and treats, then had a birthday dinner at Ariel's Grotto. 

After dinner we rode a few more things, then headed over to watch World of Color. By this point, everyone was exhausted and Jax just kept asking to go back to the hotel. We've seen World of Color and few times and won't be hanging around to see it again any time soon. It's just too late after such a long day!

The next day we went to Disneyland. 

We rode a few rides then headed to Jedi Training. Jax has reentry starting loving Star Wars so he was super excited about this. He learned how to fight, then got to fight Darth Vadar! Afterward, he got a Jedi Training Certificate. He loved the whole thing!

The rest of the day was spent riding more rides and eating more yummy snacks. Jax got to ride the Matterhorn and Thunder Mountain for the first time and he loved both! We were pretty bummed when we found out that Space Mountain was closed for maintenance. He's already talking about riding it the next time we go :)

We had a great day, ate some dinner, then headed back to the hotel to swim and watch the fireworks from our balcony. We weren't about to wait around for fireworks at the park just to have the boys be too tired and want to leave. Heading back to the hotel to watch them there was the perfect solution!

The trip was great and Jax is still talking about it a month later. I loved making memories and having alone time with the boy who made me a mama. It was a great way to celebrate him before his baby brother comes in a few weeks!

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