Friday, February 27, 2009

Disneyland....

is also known as Heaven in my opinion. This week was just that. HEAVEN! It was a lovely week chuck full of family, fun, laughter, and magic. And it was exhausting!
Us with the big man himself!
{Disclaimer: I do not scrapbook, but I take A LOT of pictures. A LOT. So therefore you are going to see a good chunk of them on this post. Forgive me, and feel free to skip this post if you don't want to see them! :)}


here we go.


We have been planning this trip with my entire family for a loooong time. It was almost impossible figuring out a time that was good for all 15 of us. (Yes, you heard right 15.) It ended up being the perfect week to go, the weather was lovely. Warm, but not hot. The crowds weren't bad, and it was a perfect getaway from our crappy inversion here in C.V.


The ladies first flight. They dug it.The first day we got to the hotel, grabbed a very expensive bite at the neighboring Quiznos, and were off to the park till it closed. Yes, we were tired by the end of the day. But it was a very good tired!


I love this one of Sienna-she is just such a goof ball!

And here she is at the end of the night, Totally wiped out. But the next morning they were all refreshed and ready for the day! Grandma hooked them all up with Mickey Mouse ears and autograph books. Both were huge hits. I didn't know how into meeting the characters my kids would be, but they were totally star struck! Sienna would run right up to them and just squeeze them, and Adyson made sure each of them signed both of their books and introduced her and Sienna to all of them, like a big sister should.


Notice Grandpa had to wear some too. Yes folks, he is a kid.
One of the best parts of the trip for us was having Adyson, who is usually so scared of everything, decide she was brave. She went on every ride she was tall enough to go on, and laughed her guts out on all of them. I will never forget her holding her cute little hands up on "Big Thunder Mountain." We are so proud of our gutsy kid!

Tired kids, Tired Daddy and Grandpa.

Ahhh, it was warm enough for a swimsuit. I miss that.


Adyson sitting on the "A", Modeling. Always the Diva.






The ladies all dressed up waiting to meet the Princesses at the Princess Fanfare.

I will not ever forget how excited my girls were for this. It was pure magic to watch, and made the trip for us. Normally at the Fanfare you stand in line to meet 3 princesses. They are really sweet to the girls and chat with them for a few minutes and pose for a picture. We got really lucky because we went through and met Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Cinderella, and by the time we were done they were just switching Princesses again. We waited for 10 more minutes and got to meet Jasmine, Snow White, and Belle. Belle talked to them for a good 10 minutes, making her a favorite of the ladies! So much fun! But we did get to meet others too. Pooh, Tigger, Chip, Mickey and Minnie, Pluto, Buzz lightyear, Goofy, The Fairy Godmother...you get it right?Here we are at the fantastic Pixar Parade, eating fantastic Ice-cream...
We also did the Princess Lunch at Ariels Grotto. The Ladies loved this. At one point Adyson was tearing up a bit. When I asked her what was wrong she said she was just happy and that her eyes were "watering..." It was such a cute grown up moment! We also stood in line for a good hour to go into the new addition, Pixie Hollow, and meet Tinkerbell. Sienna has a deep love for Tink and was beside herself with excitement. Adyson was pretty thrilled too!
I could watch these 2 play all day long! They are quite the pair!
And this is a new little friendship. Sienna followed Tray everywhere. He was allowed to push her stroller when no one else was...she sure loves him!
Mom and PopCody, Amy, and SimonJody, Heather, Breje, Trayson, Kutter, and Brielle. The whole group. Still enjoying each other after a full week together. A Disneyland Miracle...

Honorable Mentions: Toy Story the ride, California Screamin', Watching the cousins play and laugh together, shopping in downtown Disney and being able to spoil the girls, Fantasmic the last night from comfy chairs, the soup at Carnation Cafe, the 3d movies, Kutter and Ady on the bus, Simon as the sleeping frog, Sienna on peter pan, spending a whole week with 15 people and missing them when the week is over, Grandpa crying during Fantasmic on the last night, Sienna hugging Goofy right on the behind.., mom going on the water ride, hot cocoa from the hotel, walking 10 miles a day, having housekeeping make my bed for a week (heaven!),Playhouse Disney on stage (watching Brielle, Sienna and Simon soak it all in), Sienna following Trayson everywhere, Breje shopping with the girls (she's so grown up!), the smiling flowers (huh Jody?), Cody and Amy's awesome tour guide skills (they went 2 years ago and knew the good spots)...there are so many more. We really had such a wonderful time! I wish, so much, that we were still there!

31 comments:

Justin & Ashlee said...

That sounds like so much fun! I loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait till my little girl is old enough to go!

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Kristen said...

Only through the eyes of a child can we all see the magic of DisneyLand. It was fun to look at all of the great pictures that you posted. I love the cute little princess outfits that your girls wore. I'm so glad to hear that it was soo much fun...you guys deserve it.

KIRSTEN said...

I love all of your pics. Couldn't think of a better bunch to spend an entire week with, then the entire family!!

The Allen Family said...

I am glad you had such a fun time! I love all of the pictures, and having someone make your bed for a week is the best part of vacation!

Ballard Family said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I love disneyland. I'm jealous you got of of this cold weather!

Eileen said...

Thanks for letting me live the Dream through you! I'm glad it was so much fun. You took awesome pics.

Welcome back to reality. How come life can't be a constant vacation?

Hanne and Fam said...

What a fun trip! I loved your long post. I think it so cute that Ady cried cuz she was happy. I just love her! I love looking at all your pics!

Charee B Mcclellan said...

what a great time you guys had! wish that we could leave for awhile...you are a lucky ducky! your girls will remember this their entire life.

Kristin said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun! My kids would LOVE to go . . . but I think we'll wait a few years! I bet it was so nice to go with the whole fam (help with the kids is always a welcome thing with me!)

Darin and Joanna said...

How fun!!! Disneyland is pure magic!!!

Melissa said...

so fun! I bet the warm weather was HEAVEN. And I agree, what's better than someone doing your housekeeping for an entire week...who wants to come back home to reality after a week like that!!!!

Hiatts said...

Looks like you had so much fun!!! what a heaven on earth for those little girls. You will have to give me all your tips. I love that Addy cried.

Jas & Cam Fam said...

Oh my gosh I am soooo jealous! I have been wanting to go to for such a long time. I can't even show this to my girls, they will be so sad. They are already convinced that everyone has been to D.L. except them! You will have to fill me in!
Are you guys doing story time again? What days are you going to sign up for? We should do it together?!

Chanelle said...

I really really enjoyed looking at all your pics and re-living the experience through your eyes. I feel exactly the same way you do about the magical week. I'm having a really difficult time coming down from my Disney high! I'm glad you made such fun memories together.

I looked for you guys everywhere and I'm bummed we didn't run into each other!

s said...

I was thinking about you guys all week. You guys look like you had a blast. I am glad you are all still friends! Your post made me so excited for our Orlando trip in May. Thanks for sharing.

s said...

The above comment is from me, your lovely cousin Amber ( I guess I am signed in under the hubster)

Kylene said...

Your girls are like two peas in a pod! They are so cute together and so photogenic. I'm glad you guys had such a fun and well deserved vacation.

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

I was waiting for this post, I knew you would love Disney with your girls. There is nothing like that princess magic! Didn't you just want to hug / kiss / tip those princesses for being so sweet to your girls...so worth the major cha-ching, right??

Lorinda said...

It sounds like it was a hit! I'm so happy that you all had such a fun time and that you all still like each other and miss each other now that it's over!

Jared Heather and Taegen Pete Johnstun said...

So fun, I am jeolous! Its great you got to spend time with the whole fam. Your hair looks perfect in the pics, do you still need it done? I am in Idaho... YEA! So let me know if your up to hair sometime.

Trisha said...

What an amazing time to build memories with the entire family. I just love your family, seriously! The girls look like they had the time of their lives.

Melissa said...

Oh my that makes me so excited to have a little girl! That looked like pure heaven! I'm so glad that it was such a fantastic trip for all of you! Oh how fun!!!

Candace said...

Looks like such a fun time. I can't wait to take my girls. The look on your girls' faces are priceless!

The McClellan Clan said...

Wow!!!!!! We can't wait to go. I LOVE all the pics, it looks like it is SO worth it!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jill said...

I'm so glad you guys had a wonderful time! It really is heaven. I wish I could go every year. Didn't you love how clean it was and the music. I LOVE that Ady cried at the princess lunch. I felt that very same way, oh I mean ALlie. :)

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The Wolfley Family said...

I love the picture you got of mom and Dad! Weren't they so much fun! I wish we could go back right now -- we are missing you all so much!

Jamie said...

SOOOOO Jelous!!! I'm so glad you guys had such a great trip!

Angie said...

It was fun seeing you again, even if just for a minute!! Your girls are so cute, glad you had a good time!

Tasha said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. Can I just say your girls are so cute. The 'water' in Adyson's eye is so sweet! They obviously were in heaven!