Here's Cole with Handy Manny...he practically knocked Manny over when he ran up to him to hug him. Guess Manny isn't used to overly excited fans?
Here she is with the Cinderella's Fairy Godmother...Bella really liked this lady which is pretty obvious by her smile.
Here's what Cole did almost every single time I tried to take his pic...maybe he was embarrassed about wearing a Princess crown. He said he was excited to meet the princesses too but each time they came up to him, he made faces at them.
I seriously took about 10 pics of this pose, just trying to get everything in the pic and the kids to look at the camera...at the same time....smile...at the same time...stop trying to push each off the ledge they were standing on....
I love this pic b/c they were totally freaked out by these huge crabs but they couldn't stop staring at them. I asked them to get in front of the tank and pose for a pic but they both refused. Can't say I blame them? That thing is downright creepy....
So we went back to petting sharks and stingrays....Bella practically got in the water with them....well, until a stingray swam by and flapped his wing on the side of the pool, soaking Bella's shirt in the process.
Here they are at the beach for the first time...they were totally amazed by the ocean and all the waves. The seaweed freaked them out a little bit...they weren't so down with that. The first beach was Seal Beach and then later that day we went over to Laguna Beach, where there were a ton of seagulls walking around the beach looking for scraps of food. I told Bella not to feed them and as she threw a potato chip out to them, she said "why"....and then she was swarmed with hungry seagulls practically knocking her over to get to the bag of chips. It reminded me of the scene from Birds. I said, "that's why....live and learn, baby". She spent the rest of the time chasing the seagulls away from our blanket. No one comes between Bella and her potato chips....no one.
There are a ton of other pics too but I figured I'd just post a few. I have pics of Bella with every single princess she could get her hands on at the park....pics of Cole making faces at everyone and everything....pics of them with Minnie and Mickey Mouse, who Cole really didn't want to meet but he appeased me by posing for the pics....I tried to take pics of Cole driving with me in the car on Autopia but holy cow that kid could not keep the car straight to save his life. I finally decided it was more important for me to help him steer the car than it was to take pics of him. All I could manage to say to Tim after we got off the ride was "when he's 16, YOU are going to practice driving with him....my heart won't be able to take it".