Stroller to Roller Coaster

It seriously only feels like yesterday that I was pushing Jacob around in a stroller. And yet today was a full on roller coaster day at Disneyland! He’s two months shy of his 6th birthday and you know what he wanted to do today? Only roller coasters. It was a special trip for him and I together…..and so we tackled all the big rides!

1) Space Mountain                                                                                                                            2) Matterhorn                                                                                                                                      3) Thunder Mountain Railroad                                                                                                          4) Indiana Jones                                                                                                                                  5) Splash Mountain (we sat in the front and were completely totally sopping wet!)            6) Matterhorn again (this time the other track)

…..and then we headed over to CA Adventure.

Jacob is absolutely dying to go on California Screamin’. He is about one-inch shy of the minimum height requirement. I promised him I would not let him eat any more good growing food from here on out……just gobs and gobs of all kinds of junk food. I don’t want my sweet baby boy growing up anymore. As soon as he grows an inch, he’s going to be zooming past in “loop-de-loop” roller coasters as he calls them!!! Aaaugh!! I’m not sure I can handle that. Okay, okay, I’m just kidding. But still. How is it that my baby boy is already dreaming of being old enough to go to Magic Mountain with all the “big” Young Life kids? He’s so eager to grow, get tall, take on exciting fun challenges.

Since he was just not tall enough for that crazy Screamin’ roller coaster ride today, we tried Tower of Terror today for the 1st time. And oh boy!!!! Let me tell you, that was intense!! I was freaking out in anticipation. Not knowing what exactly I was walking into and what it would be like or if it was all that great of an idea to take my not-even-6-year-old on this, had me quite nervous. His eyes were huuuuuuuuuge with adrenaline and excitement and nervousness. And when the ride ended he shouted at the top of his lungs, “THAT WAS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!” From there we we headed off to our last ride of the day: the ever so awesome Grizzly Run raft ride.

As we walked back to the car soaking wet, thoroughly exhausted and exhilarated by the day’s activities, I had a huge grin on my face. Days like these are precious beyond words. I know the day will come when he won’t want to hold mama’s hand…..but today, still, we can. And I’m going to cherish that.

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