For my dad's 60th birthday, my siblings and I surprised him in Disneyland. My dad has always loved Disneyland. He would take each of us, individually, on a trip growing up. I have been to Disneyland with my dad more times than I can count (I know, rough life). Because each of us have such fond memories of this place, and most of the time including my dad, my mom thought it would be so fun to surprise him in California for a long weekend with his five children.
Even though Papa Ainge does not like surprises (ha!) it was SUCH a fun weekend. I am the youngest of five children (three sisters, one brother...don't feel bad for him. He's the favorite!), and we hadn't been together just as the "Ainge Clan" since I was eleven years old, before my oldest sister was married. I seriously had not laughed that hard in a long time. I could not keep up with my siblings, either! They all have so much energy...sheesh! We rode almost every single ride, and some twice. It was so fun to be "young kids" again and have a weekend of laughing, walking, and enjoying fun rides.
Favorite moments of the trip:
-Fitting all five of us siblings on one teacup on the teacup ride. We were a little squished(to say the least). Bri was laughing so hard she almost peed her pants. I felt so sick to my stomach that I had to cover my eyes (see video).
-Staying up WAY too late (after walking 10 miles in one day, mind you!) playing Cards Against Humanity.
-Making hilarious (and disgusting) faces on the rides. Our favorite question was, "Okay, guys, what face this time?" My personal favorite is the constipation one on Space Mountain. Probably the most attractive I have ever looked (but really, I look like I weigh 500 pounds. Lovely.)
-Planning out all of the rides with fast passes and walking (half-running) to the rides like little kids. I let my calm, serene, NOT Type-A-personality siblings do that ;).
-The Parade and the World of Color. Seriously, Disneyland has upped their game with these shows. Wowza! I was so amazed.
-Remembering how much I love my family, despite all of our issues and crap. We all have such similar senses of humor and can have such a good time together (when kids aren't around!!! Ha).
Enjoy these amazing photos and videos. These pictures could be some seriously good blackmail. (Please don't).