The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Happiest Place on Earth!

We went from one of the saddest places on Earth (the hospital) to one of the HAPPIEST places on Earth... DISNEYLAND
in a matter of days!  Logan was released from the hospital on Wednesday and we headed out on Sunday- can you think of a better place to recover?
Our trip was PERFECT!  Everything about it was perfect.  The kids were absolutely delightful.  We drove the whole way in one shot... with only 3 stops.  And the kids didn't fight or cry the entire time.  I guess this is when it is good that Logan loves to watch movies!

Here they are bright and early (6 am) Sunday morning so excited to be on our way!
Everything about the trip was great.  We had nice weather... not too hot, but not cold at all.  The crowds were not bad.  We didn't wait more than 20 minutes in line for any ride.  And we made some awesome memories!
Logan didn't love the rides, but he loved any kind of parade, show or climbing on things.  A few of the more mellow rides he warmed up to by the 3rd day, but he completely captured the magic of Disneyland.  He would start clapping anytime we got close to the park and he could hear the music.  He could pick out Mickey Mouse from a mile away!  He was SO much fun to watch.

 We made sure to get the closest hotel to the park so we could take him back for naps, and we never needed to.  He would crash in the stroller and take a good hour nap every day! 
 He LOVES Mickey Mouse, but in the stuffed pretend version!  The live characters were a bit scary up close, but he loved watching them and waving to them from a distance! 
 Climbing on his sister waiting for the parade!
 Lucky for us, Grandma and Grandpa got to come along!  They were SO SO helpful, and fun to have with us.  Just two more people to spoil the kids!
LOVED the beach!
Snuggles with Grandma
My cute, cute kids!

Chillin' watching TV... the hotel had the Disney channel on ALL the time.  So Logan ate breakfast better than ever because he was so glued to Mickey's Clubhouse we could get all sorts of food crammed in his mouth!
 He Loved the Disney Playhouse show and was so fun to watch dance and jump up and down with excitement.
 A ride that went the perfect speed for Logan!
And snuggles with his big sister!
It was so fun to see Logan have so much energy.  Being at sea level was a definite bonus, but I really feel like the things they were able to do in the cath lab are really helping.  He doesn't seem as winded and he is definitely full of energy!  Look at his awesome numbers... our entire family did the happy dance when we got home and hooked him up to see where his sats were being back at elevation!  We will take the 80's... we haven't seen a # that high for months! 

We are so incredibly blessed to be able to make all these awesome memories as a family.  Since having Logan, and being introduced into the CHD world we have definitely learned to cherish each and every day. 
(I took a billion pictures and will post more on our family blog).