Ever since I moved to Southern California, probably even before I moved, I have been trying to convince my family and friends to come see me for vacation. What? You think nobody wants to spend their vacation with me? You're probably right. However, I somehow convinced my brother, Jesse, and his wife, Tina, to come visit and bring their kids for a trip to Disneyland. I'd have to say it was a very successful vacation for them, even if they did have to spend the entire trip with me.
They arrived Friday evening and were exhausted. I tried to be a good sister so I made my brother his favorite soup, my white bean chili. It was delicious. I don't ever make it anymore since a lot of the time it's just too hot here for soup.
Being on a student budget, you learn all the free things close by that you can do. If not free, affordable. Home Depot has their free kid's craft day every month that I take Scarlet to. It ended up being on the Saturday the Dunn family was here so we ventured to Home Depot and made race cars.
After we made our cars, we went over to La Verne where they have a quaint little orange grove. You get to pick a bag of oranges for $5. The smell there was captivating. It was magnificent. I could have spent all day in there. There was just something special about it. Plus, the oranges were beyond delicious! We also got a few lemons when we stumbled upon the lemon tree. Totally worth my $5!
For weeks I have been wanting to go to The Mint Julep Cafe and try their beignets. They did not disappoint. Plus, they were in the shape of Mickey, so it was win/win. Scarlet obviously loved them. They were covered in sugar. How could she resist? She was so good to share with Elliot too. It was so cute watching her feeding him her treats. She also danced around New Orleans Square to the awesome live Jazz music. I love that place.
Baby Jedi in training.