By Thursday, this is what poor Nini looked like.
Nini's Sick: Late Sunday night while staying in Portland with family, I got up to use the restroom. On my way back I checked on the girls, and found Nini burning up. I take a 1 a.m. trek to find a pharmacy open ( I usually bring medicine with me) and picked up some medicine. Every night during our vacation she awoke mid night to 3 a.m. burning up, with 103 to 104 temperature. I would help her cool off and she would go back to sleep. I know if we were home, she would have beat it more quickly, but we carried her around Disneyland, as long as her spirits were good. The last day, around noon, she tuckered out and we brought back to the hotel and she slept the afternoon away. By Saturday, her fever was gone (4 days of it). Sunday she developed a really bad cough - and she's not a peach when she's sick, she fights it. She had several coughing fits throughout the day. I kept her home Monday and took her to the doctor on Tuesday, she has a slight ear infection, but they won't treat it up here unless her fever returns. She is still really tired, but her spirits and Nini-isms are back!
A healthier Nini.
Shopping cart race, Portland, OR.
Getting are care ready for our Saturday outing.
Our Self Portrait!
Blog Meet: We arrived Friday night around 7:00 p.m. , and rushed to Burgerville (my favorite) for dinner! We met up with family and talked late into the evening. Saturday, we hung out in the morning, then headed to the Pendleton outlet store, and then downtown to meet Kelly aka Thister, Thaster. I can't remember where we ate, but it was down on 23rd in west Portland. A very trendy area. It's always fun to meet fellow bloggers, and see faces and actions rather than pictures. She was a lot of fun to meet, and handled my endless babbling with ease! We headed to Anthropologie after lunch and had a great time looking at all the cute outfits. And yes, I did score a shirt! Thanks Kelly! I had a wonderful time and it was so great meeting you!
The full view of Multnomah, Falls.
Multnomah Falls, OR: After visiting with Kelly, we headed back to the house and chatted the night away with family. Sunday, we headed to sacrament meeting, and skipped out early to visit Multnomah Falls, a beautiful water fall east of Portland.
Before the bridge, viewpoint.
A view from the bridge.
Nini and Daddy.
A beautiful view.
Family Photos: I've always had a hard time snapping photos admist family gatherings, but with a little effort this time I took a few photos. Most were too dark, but after brightening them on our computer - they are all ready to go. All of these people are on Craig's side...
Uncle Wade and Aunt Colleen (Colleen is Craig's dad's sister)
Craig's cousins boys.
Craig's cousin Steve, right and his wife Kirsten. Nini had a little crush on Steve!
Sugar, Kirsten and Steve's dog.
Jake is the youngest of Craig's cousins, can you guess where he went on his mission?
California to Olvera Street to Anaheim: We flew into Burbank, CA Monday morning and met up with the girl's grandmother, Sassy (Craig's mom). She stayed with us the entire week. I wanted to meet up with Mique, but with Nini being sick and our family obligations, it just didn't happen! Hopefully next time Mique!
Standing by the orange tree, my 2nd fav photo.
We headed to In and out for a quick lunch and met up with Ruth, Sassy's sister. Her husband passed away recently, so our visit was short, but Sassy came and cheered her sister up. It's been a tradition to head into her backyard and swim and pick her oranges - since she never eats them.
Collecting the oranges.
After Ruth, we headed to Olvera street for their famous taquitos, check this post for what you're missing out on! And we stayed at a hotel next to Disneyland, arriving late due to traffic! The next morning we awoke and headed to Disneyland Hotel. We've stayed on and off and find that staying inside Disneyland is the way to go if you can fit everyone in one hotel room! We had two queen beds and a sofa love seat. By the end, perhaps it wasn't ideal, but we made due and never had to park or get into our car.
Taken right after our drop on Splash Moutain!
Waiting for the Bug's Life show to start.
The river ride at California Adventure has a new feature in the ride - a geyser - that randomly blows water in the air as your raft floats over the geyser spilling water all over everyone in the raft. It's supposed to be random, however, both times we went on this ride - we were completely drenched afterward! Random, I think not!
Cici is beaming after she sat for her hair and face painting - with the Ariel wedding dress.
A girl photo before our turn to see the princesses.
Waiting in line at the Princess Fantasy Fair - it's a long wait!
Every time Cici met a character, especially a princess, she would throw her hands behind her head - I think it's her nervous twitch!
This girl, so isn't into Princesses! She can tolerate Mulan, Ariel, and Jasmine though!
Family photo with Donald before our Character Dinner at Goofy's Kitchen.
I love these Character Dinners! Minnie, Goofy, Aurora etc. all came to the girls table!
A photo after our date with Cici!
Chasing Cici, all while trying to take a picture!
Wow, this is a very large post! We are so grateful for this trip, it was so needed. Our next adventure will be a road trip, hopefully, up through main and over to Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables land! I am really looking forward to this summer! THE END.