The V Spot

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A surprise trip to Disneyland for Grant’s birthday…

I’m kind of a sucky mom.
Grant’s birthday is this Friday.  He will be turning 9.  And he lives in Southern California and has never been to Disneyland.  Crazy, right?
I repeat, I’m kind of a sucky mom.

cute boy, Grant, 9, baby, happy

Last year around his birthday we had a lot going on, and this year we’ve had a lot going on, (what IS it about February and March around here!?) and one of the by-products of all of that drama is that Grant’s birthday has gotten glossed over in the process.  Well, not this year!  This year we are taking him to Disneyland for a special 2 day vacation!  We’ll be vacationing locally!!

In January I was able to go with some fellow bloggers for a few hours…

park hopper pass, disneyland, theme park, amusement park

The whole time I was there, I kept thinking about how lame it was that we hadn’t made time to go to Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure with Grant.  Seriously, we are 20 minutes from The Happiest Place on Earth… There’s no excuse.  I decided that we need to vacation locally.

I am so excited about what we’re going to do!!
On this Friday morning (his actual birthday) we are going to get him up for school, just like any other morning.  I might even let him start getting ready for school… then we are going to tell him that he is NOT going to school, and is going to Disneyland with mom and dad instead.

Then?  We’re going to go to Disneyland for the entire day and we will do any and everything he wants to do.  Then?! We’re going to spend the night at the amazing Disneyland Hotel and get up the next morning and go to California Adventure for the whole day!

Seeing this through Grant’s eyes is going to be amazing!
I’m going to post the video of us surprising him with this trip on Friday morning before we leave, and I am going to be instagram-ing, tweeting and facebook-ing the whole time too.
Please follow along with us.  We’ll be using the hashtag#grant2disney.

Now, to just keep from spilling the beans in my excitement!

By the way, now through March 11, 2013 there is a 3-day Park Hopper Pass that you can get that’s basically a savings of about $30 a day.  Check that out, but also check out the SPECIAL OFFERS page that Disneyland has for ongoing packages and discounts.




Bliss said...

February 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Not a sucky mom, MOM of the year! (Through Grants eyes anyway). Wish I could go too.


Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

February 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Yayyyy!! I am super excited for Friday! And I'm not even going! lol. You are going to have the best time. :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

February 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm
This is SO fun, Viv!! I can't wait to see all the updates on Friday. :)

Rhissanna said...

February 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm
Hooray! And yes, I understand. When I lived in London, I didn't take my kids to the Tower, or London Zoo or Buckingham Palace or...

You get the idea? If it's local, you never go!

Carol TheAnswerIsChocolate said...

February 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm
No way are you a sucky mom. Can't wait to see his reaction!!

Natalie said...

February 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Holy crap, I can't imagine being that close! Totally hear you on the not doing the local thing! I am so guilty of that, but at least you are making up for it in a BIG way! Pretty cool mom, if you ask me!

Shannon Fox said...

February 20, 2013 at 12:07 am
You are SO FAR from a sucky mom lady!
I am sure Grant is going to have the most amazing time. Have fun seeing it for the first time again, with him :)

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

February 20, 2013 at 12:11 am
Squee!!! I'm SO excited for you & Grant! I can't wait to see the video and follow along! It's going to be SOOO awesome!! :)

Niki said...

February 20, 2013 at 12:32 am
So exciting! I can't wait to hear all about the trip!!

Jessica Kielman said...

February 20, 2013 at 12:39 am
How exciting!!! You are definitely be the best mom ever as of Friday!

Summer Rumsey said...

February 20, 2013 at 3:16 am
How fun! We did the whole surprise thing with the kids as well. We don't live locally but we went on a vacation and they had no clue we were going to Disneyland. We didn't tell them until we were almost to the entrance of Disneyland. The moment was priceless! We caputured on video (which I posted on youtube for fun) I still get teary eyed when I watch it. This will be such a fun moment for Grant - have fun!!!

Leanne said...

February 20, 2013 at 3:54 am
This is going to be amazing for him! I can't wait to see his reaction.

Myya said...

February 20, 2013 at 8:00 am
I love this! He is going to be so excited. I can't wait for all the updates.

nest of posies said...

February 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm
there's nothing like surprises!!!

but there's nothing better than DISNEY! oh my! so excited for you all.


malia said...

February 21, 2013 at 1:36 am
Happy Birthday Grant! Hope you have a magical adventure at the big "D"!

Angie Holden said...

February 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm
Stalking you today Viv! :) Love this!

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