Hi everyone We just booked our trip and now it's time to rush, rush, rush! We leave in 2 weeks for our first trip with the kids. So excited and grateful to get to fulfill my dream of bringing my little ones to the happiest place on earth! Here's our cast of characters... Me, Clara: I am a (mostly) stay-at-home mom who works very part-time at a childcare center. I have been to Disneyland only once, with DH in 2006. It has always been my dream to take my children, and now I can't wait to go! I have many favourite characters: Mickey , Todd and Copper, Belle, and Jiminy Cricket. Must-do ride: Peter Pan! I didn't ride it last time because lines were always too long, so this time I'm making it a priority! Here's DH, Greg, with our daughter attached to him : DH is a writer/editor . In the Spring and Summer his work schedule becomes quite flexible, so that's why we can take a trip midweek in May. Hurray for potentially avoiding crowds! He has been to DL 3 times, twice as a kid, and once with me. Fave character: Goofy. Hmmm, come to think of it, he's a bit goofy himself . Must-do ride: Snow White's Scary Adventures because he can't wait to ride it with DD. Awww Then there's DD3, Josie: Oh man, she is a nutty kid. She makes our days... interesting. This little gal has a temper and is extremely opinionated, so taking her anywhere is a challenge, much less Disneyland! But she's also super smart, funny, curious, and wonderfully weird. All we can do is try to make the trip go smoothly and hope for a little bit of . Fave character: the wicked queen from Snow White; I kid you not. In case you were wondering about the title of this pre-trippy, she calls her "the foot-step mother." She has no idea what a step-mother is Must do ride: Snow White's Scary Adventures, of course! She's not scared! I've never done this ride, and I know others say it's too scary for wee ones, but Josie is adament that we not only ride it, but that we ride it first! I should also add that DD is teeny, and at a mere 37" she won't be able to do any big rides Lastly, here is DS1, Charlie: He'll be just turning 13 months on this trip, and is mostly a jolly little guy, although he can throw a tantrum with the best of them when he wants to. You'll notice in the picture that he's holding a marker. Markers are his security blanket, and he takes them everywhere he goes; no idea why So we will be packing some markers this trip. He's not walking yet, and I'm a little concerned that he won't have many places to crawl around and will get restless and grumpy We'll see, I guess. Really, I'm hoping he'll take his first steps at DL, wouldn't that be a great story? Fave character (yes, he does have one already): Lightening McQueen. He doesn't watch movies yet, but he has a LM car that he just loves. Must-do ride: riding on Mommy in the Ergo, of course! Well, there you have it... oh yeah, I almost forgot the trip details. We are going May 14 - 18 and spending 4 days in the parks. Staying at Best Western Anaheim. We still have a lot of preparing to do, including making reservations for character meals, so I'll keep you posted as we get all set. Two weeks isn't much time! Yikes... and also hurray!