Your Dad will be out of town tomorrow so tonight we wanted to have one last Summer fun night at Disneyland. The park was pretty empty so we knew we would have a great time, but something else I wasn’t expecting happened that made both of our nights that much better. You went on three new rides I previously NEVER could get you on. Not only did you go on them and conquer your fear, you loved them. This may not seem like a big deal to some people, but to your Dad and I it was. We have been patiently waiting for the day that we could take you guys on just about anything. Lately, it seems like you and your brother are getting braver and braver, faster and faster.
You also gained some more independence when your Dad and I let you and Jack wander off to explore in the wilderness explorer area at California Adventure. We were never far from you guys, but you both felt pretty grown up being on your own.
Sometimes I am sad that you are growing up. I am. But, I am also looking forward to a lot of things that I hope are in store for us in the future. To name a few: going to see movies that are not cartoons in the theater, going to fancy restaurants and just talking instead of thinking of a million ways to keep you occupied until the food comes, cracking up at inside jokes, car trips, watching TV marathons of our favorite shows, mercilessly pranking your Dad, and of course a lot more trips to amusement parks where you are brave enough to go on everything. I hope you know what a gift you are to us.