Billy and Caitlin came to visit in between their BYU semesters. And to make it even better, it was Caitlin's birthday, we went to Disneyland, and we got to have Easter together.
On Thursday, they were excited to go watch Cody participate in his track meet. Caitlin was able to see Coach Medlock, her favorite high school track coach. (Wow, that picture is really far away, but you get the idea :).)
And then the funniest thing happened! Caitlin's friend, Megan, (they have been friends since kindergarten and are super silly together!) saw Caitlin talking to Medlock. Then she sat a few feet away and hid her face when Caitlin and Billy came back. She then proceeded to grunt or make a weird noise, which got Caitlin to stare over there. It only took a second for Caitlin to realize it was Megan and they had a hysterical reunion!
We went to DISNEYLAND on Friday, for Caitlin's birthday. Here we are...beginning the day!
After leaving Town Hall to get Caitlin's birthday badge, I watched this Dixieland band. It was so cool! Grandpa Barrow would've loved it!
Main Street...yep, it was a little crowded. I guess it was the last day of Spring Break for some. It was fun in spite of the crowds!
Bill pinning on Caitlin's "It's my birthday" badge!
We rode the Disneyland train and talked to this Conductor guy. He even let Caitlin wear his hat!
Jayce insisted on having cotton candy. I think it made him hyper for the rest of the day :). Caitlin was feeding it to him. It was way funny!
This was on the Bumblebee ride in California Adventure.
Jayce was SO scared to ride this ride for some reason. So, Billy was kind and rode with him. Billy was so calming...while cracking jokes. He told Jayce that the chairs were ketchup and mustard chairs because they were red and yellow. Jayce loves Billy so much.
And he ended up loving the ride! You can just see Billy and Jayson's double chair, with Caitlin in the background far away.
The birthday girl wanted a chocolate covered frozen banana. And the rest of us had frozen lemonades. Yum!
California Screamin! They rode it three times, I think, despite the lines.
My favorite picture of the day! This is at the bottom of the "ant hill" in "It's a Bug's Life". We watched the movie and Jayce was terrified of the 3-D bug shooting poison. We all loved it, especially when we had to let the bugs exit the theater first!
It looks very much like this similar picture taken 10 years before.
And, of course, bug bathrooms!
After a long, fun day at Disneyland, we headed over to the Rainforest Cafe for a birthday celebration dinner. If you've never been, you really need to go. We sat by the gorillas. My camera on my phone is not stellar, so just a few pictures.
The stools have tails!!
After dinner, Cait & Bill headed over to Billy's sister's house to spend the night and spend some time with their cute nieces. We headed home. I was so tired I barely made it home. I probably should've stopped and slept (even though it was only an hour drive) I was so tired!
When they arrived home on Saturday, and after Jayce's baseball game, we began some birthday preparations. Caitlin said she couldn't decide if she wanted a yellow or chocolate cake, so I experimented by making both! It kind of looks like something you'd see in a Dr. Seuss book.
Licking the frosting pan...
I can get excited about tupperware!!
Pennie really gets excited about presents.
Birthday dinner...grilled chicken, potatoes, salad.
More Pennie help with presents...
And Jayce help...
Now that's a lot of candles!
Billy's got the milk!
And Derek missed the whole thing because he was at his baseball game way up in Vista!
But all good things must come to an end. They left on Monday night to go up to Orange County. It was so great to have them, especially for her birthday!
We love birthday celebrations!! We actually have FOUR birthdays at our house in only THREE weeks! And then, our anniversary!