Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Phew. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to tired to do a proper entry but thought I should blog a little so I don't forget what we did and when. We have had some very early mornings which have made for some tiring days. Yesterday we did a bunch of rides with Kai and today, we went with all the rest of the Chapmans on rides. We came back to the hotel at noon for lunch and a nap and then went back out to watch the parade. I haven't uploaded today's pictures but Kai got to hang out with Mickey and gave him high fives and a kiss on the nose. I have to say that his highlights include the following; riding the alligator (elevator) and pushing its buttons, playing with any kind of water fountain, hanging out with the cousins. So really, Disneyland rides are not really the best part for him but he is having a great time regardless.
Kai with all his Chapman cousins. All of them have nicknames and Kai has adopted the nickname `sausage' which he thinks is hilarious. His nickname is because he ate at least 3 sausages at breakfast yesterday and also, he isn't the slimmest fellow:)
Kai on the Jungle Cruise. This was his first ride and he hugged me so tightly the entire time. After this, he loosened up a lot.
Gary would say his highlights include playing in the pool with everyone and going on the `Teacup' ride with Kai.
My highlight is seriously just watching Kai interacting with all his cousins and appreciating how much they love and accept him.
I have forgotten that I am pregnant and really need to rest up. I feel a little `off' if that makes sense. I try to nap each day but I just don't have the energy that I used to! Walking around all day, in the sun, and eating different foods is part of it. Carrying Kai is just something I can't do right now, and I've realized I really need to take it easy. I've finally had several people comment on the fact that I'm pregnant so it must mean its really obvious now. Someone asked me when I was due and was a a little shocked when I said December as its still quite a ways away!
I am impressed with Disneyland in regards to its cleanliness, huge bathrooms, and decent prices in the gift shops. The little kids rides also have quite short line ups and are all shaded too which is nice.
Okay, time to rest! We got some better pictures today, from some of the rides, so I'll have to post them when I have energy to upload them:)


  1. Sounds like you guys are surviving and having fun. Kai looks like one of the gang, in the group kid photo, fun, fun.

  2. looks like you guys are having an awesome time! hope you're able to get the rest you need :)

  3. Glad you are enjoying the trip. Try to relax a little. I am sure all the kiddos are having a great time!Some great pics for them to have great memories.

  4. Looks so fun! Glad you are enjoying it so much. Love the pics!