(Table of Contents in post #2) Then Pre-Trip Report (Official Trip Report starts on Post #50) My first report! My husband and I are taking our 5 kids to Disneyland February 4-10! We are so excited!!! Well, DH, our oldest, and I are - the rest don't know yet! The last time we were in Disneyland was 4 ½ years ago. The kids know we're going sometime next year, but think we're leaning towards September. We'll tell them on Christmas that our trip is only 6 weeks away! The Family: T - My hardworking DH that makes these trips possible. Luckily, he loves Disney as much as I do. He's a fun dad who likes to tease and play tricks. T is happy to let me do the planning, but will contribute when I press him. R (me!) aka RedHotMama - I'm a blessed stay-at-home mom who homeschools the 3 oldest. I love making stuff (crafts, baking, etc) but don't have as much time or energy as I'd like for those things. I really like being creative to make holidays and events special. I'm an over-planner. Pouring over the pre-trip details is almost as much fun as the trip. E (14) - E is a creative, sweet, girl. She's a book reader and writer. She loves and helps with her younger brothers a lot. She's my partner-in-crime and has worked with me in planning the trip. She would much rather plan for things than be surprised. E’s favorite ride is Splash Mountain and we really hope it isn't closed when we go. J (12) - J is full of energy and enthusiasm! He is up for anything and is almost always very cheerful and helpful. He is also very sweet with his little brothers and loves to play with them. J loves being spontaneous. He gets overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation so it's best not to dwell on things with him too far in advance. N (7) - N is our bright bubble of joy. (But can be horribly dramatic.) She loves to make people happy, especially the baby. She barely remembers DL but her favorites were Small World and Pirates. (Also hoping those aren't closed during our trip.) S (3) - S is independent. He insists on doing things his way. He's very logical, though, so if you take the time to explain things, he can be reasoned with. He's never been to DL, but S LOVES Mickey Mouse and Lighting McQueen. We're only doing one character meal, and it will be Surf's Up for S. He has no concept of time so I'm hoping that having a visual countdown will help him after our Christmas announcement. P (now 18 months, will be 20 months during trip) - P is a super sweet, cuddly baby. He is a little behind developmentally. He's just started to walk, and doesn't say many words. Part of it is his personality, but we haven't determined if there is also more to his delay. So that's us! I can't wait to share our Disneyland plans with you!