Thursday, November 5, 2009

Here's the DL-I'm a Bad (Awesome) Mother

You all know that I spent time in jail.


Well, this time it's even more serious.

I am a criminal.

I blatantly broke the law on Tuesday.

I did not take my children to school.

Instead we went…

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Here’s a hint…

Yes, to Disneyland!!!

On Veteran’s Day the princess will have her 11th birthday.

The soon-to-be birthday girl wanted to go to Disneyland.

A few years ago we went on her birthday and it was SOLD OUT.

Weekends are a nightmare at DL.

So, we committed the crime!

Look at the fun we had…The (soon to be) birthday girl :)

Can you believe how empty it was.

The most we waited to go on a ride was 10 minutes!

Now That's one crazy kid!


It was a wonderful day at Disneyland!

24 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Julie,

This time of the year is my favorite time to visit the park. The great thing is no lines or crowds but some of the rides may be closed for repairs. All in all, looks like she had an amazing time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

lifebythecreek said...

What a fun day! And I'm not tellin'.. your secret is safe with me. The time you have with your kids is fleeting, so if you need to "steal" a day from school, then do it. I don't think you'll look back in 10 years and say "Darn. I wish I'd left the kids in school; they missed 7 whole hours of education"....
just sayin'..

Mrs. Lukie said...

Those were some of my most favorite memories as a kid...getting to play hooky from school & go to Disneyland ;)

Foursons said...

OK, I had to go read about your criminal history since I'm a relatively new follower. You've lived the life- that's for sure!

And skipping a day of school is totally worthwhile when you're going to Disneyland! Fun! And Happy Birthday to the 11 year old, wow-11!

Lesli said...

Omg, how fun!! It looks like you all had an awesome. Oh, How I wish we lived closer to the "Magical Kingdom"!!

Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. My husband's birthday is also on Veterans Day!!

Lesli said...

p.s. I added you to my side bar, hope that okay!!

Aspiemom said...

Good for you!

Mags said...

Awesome!!! Happy Birthday to your darling daughter!!!

~*Michelle*~ said...

OK, so you are now on the TOP 5 Coolest Moms!!!

(you already were on my top 5 coolest nurse friends)

Happy birthday to your little girl! Glad you all had so much fun celebrating!

Mighty M said...

So fun! I can't wait to go back, but I think I will take your tip about going on a weekday in the off season!! We went during the summer and it was horribly busy and the lines were horrendous (and Hannah was 1.5 at the time and did not wish to wait). So of course NOW I think we had a fun time, but we really didn't. So I will have to convince my hubby we really really need to go back. ;)

What a great birthday treat for your family!

blueviolet said...

Now that's a birthday!!!! You're my kind of mom!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

My gmother & her twin will be 84 on 11/11. By all means, you should always skip school to do Disney! Glad y'all had a fab time. Making memories is lots more important than 1 day of school.

Just Breathe said...

Eleven on the 11th, that is pretty cool! Happy Birthday Princess. Looks like you had a awesome time. I am really getting to love that place. I want to go and see it for Christmas decorations.

Casey said...

You know how I feel about all things Disney!

I'd love to come out there to visit DL one day. You can give me pointers.

Happy Birthday, Princess!

Morgan said...

Oh what fun Julie! It sounds like it was a well qualified day away from school. The teacup ride was always my favorite. I'm glad you guys had so much fun!

Helene said...

Your are an awesome mom for doing that!! And you know, this will be a memory she will always remember!!

We went to Disneyland a couple years ago at the beginning of November and we could NOT believe how empty it was. We were able to get on rides without waiting in line and we'd get off and then go right back on again!

-stephanie- said...

Good for you, way cool mom! What a wonderful memory she will have.

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are the bestest mom. How fun for the family & what a way to celebrate your birthday. Happy Birthday Beautiful princess!

Orah said...

I also recently posted about a crime I committed, only I think mine was actually a legitimate offense. Frankly, it would have been criminal if you did not go to DL in middle of the week.

grandma mac said...

I LOVE going during the week, 'during' school! LOL.....Happy birthday early, and now, I hope the kids feel better, since they were "sick"....giggle

jennykate77 said...

You're such a cool mom!! What an awesome b-day gift! Looks like you guys had a great time! Wish we lived close enough to DL to just pick up and go one day!!! Hope your Princess has a very happy birthday!!

Kelley said...

one of my best memories was when my mom got me out of school early! way to be an awesome mom like that!

Lori said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Rebekah said...

Two years ago Nov 2nd I also broke the law and flew to the DL from Portland to celebrate my daughters birthday. I not only broke the law but add to that lying because the school called me on my cell to ask why my daughter was not in school. I replied from the OC airport "Im so sorry we have had a family emergency and she will not be at school today". Well I guess I wasnt lying. We had an emergency need to enjoy some sunshine.