So, Alyssa turned 9 on Friday. She is officially a “tween”. We had a FAB-U- LOUS time in California this weekend. My mom arranged for the girls to attend a Birthday breakfast with Minnie and friends where they got to meet all of the characters. It was wonderful. The most we had to wait for a ride was 20 minutes and that was for the Haunted Mansion. It turns out that it was High school senior day and the place was mobbed. Fortunately, not too many of them were in Fantasy Land. On Saturday we went to Universal Studios. That was fun. They had a water park thing and a whole Nickelodeon section. Pictures are up!! Click on left!. Thank you mom for this fabulous trip. Alyssa had the best birthday!!