I started this blog in 2006 while waiting to travel to China and complete my family. This journal continues to share with family and friends the joys and fun of being a family and raising my daughters.
Cael's dance company competed in a National Dance Competition in Anaheim, California. We left Phoenix early on July 9th and headed over. We checked into our rooms and boarded a bus to Disneyland.
We stopped for pictures in front of the castle and on a tea cup. Then onto rides. Kianna loved the roller coasters and this was the first trip that we did not spend much time in Fantasyland.
We left the park at 10, exhausted, but we had so much fun.
Friday, June 10th
We were up early and headed back to California Adventure.
Caeli and Madi headed off to join their dance group and we went to "Soarin California".
While we were walking around we saw JoJo from "Dance Moms". She competed in the dance competition and her group numbers were in the same division as Caeli. She was very sweet and posed for a picture with Kianna.
We loved the Cars ride.
Caeli had to go back for a few hours for rehearsal, but we continued to go on rides.
We took the monorail.
It was another long day, but a lot of fun!
Saturday, July 11th
Saturday, was the first day of competition. Caeli did not compete until late afternoon, so we spent the morning by the pool.
We enjoyed a delicious late lunch poolside and the headed back to our room.
Caeli did her hair and make-up.
and dressed in her first costume.
All her dances received high scores.
Waiting for awards
We headed downstairs and enjoyed a very late dinner.
Sunday, July 12th
Another early day at Disneyland. Caeli and Madi rode over with us and then left to join their friends.
We went on "It's a Small World" and then headed to Toontown.
We went to Goofy's Kitchen for dinner
We had a delicious dinner and then took the Monorail back to Disneyland.
Caeli and friends
We met up with Caeli and her friend Samantha and rode "Space Mountain"
Monday, July 13th
Our last day at Disneyland
We took Kianna on "Tower of Terror" and she loved it.
Sisters having fun together
The lines were long, but moved quickly
We went back to the hotel and Caeli had another rehearsal
We went back to Disneyland
We got in all the rides we could and were able to see the fireworks.
Tuesday, July 14th
The second day of competition
One of the dancers was unable to attend Nationals, so Caeli was asked to fill in. "Coffee" is a beautiful dance.
She competed in four dances and all did exceptionally well..
After awards she changed, we bought lunch and headed to the beach.
The girls couldn't wait to get into the water.
Kianna loved the boogie board.
We headed back so we could see the closing show of the competition