Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Days 3-5 {Disneyland}

We LOVE Disneyland. I mean, really love it. Our kids are complete angels for every second we are there. We turn into kids again, and forget every problem we face in the real world. We wear tennis shoes with shorts and don't even care that we look completely awful, because no one at "The happiest place on Earth" is judging you. You get to meet princesses and Minnie Mouse for Heaven's sake. We are fans.

Forgive me for posting every single picture I remotely liked of our trip. I just couldn't bring myself to leave any out. And yes, this may be the LONGEST post you have ever read.

Shall we continue?

Here is Sienna waiting to enter the park on the first day. This kid couldn't contain herself when she finally realized that we were at Disneyland and not "Gagoon".


Our first stop? Seeing Tinkerbell. We got a little side tracked on our way to Space Mountain because there was no line. The ladies were okay with this decision. They love Tink!

I think it's a fair assumption to say that the Toy Story ride is right up there in our top 5 favorites. And for real, the girls can rock the 3d glasses.
I'm just sayin'

Adyson, sitting on her A. She was so excited to do this because she remembered doing it last year. And my, oh my, has she grown.

My Favorite! I LOVE the Fairy Godmother and have decided that I would like to have her job in the future. Mark my words friends, someday, that will be me....;)

This picture shall be named "LOVE" because this is Daddy's love at it's purest. Travis HATES this ride. I mean, really hates it. Last year he forced me and my sister to take them on it, and it made me sick. So this year he chose to take them so they wouldn't miss out. What a mighty good man I married!

Love them. Loved watching them be best friends for a whole week.
Sigh. She's beautiful. The whole time we were there we noticed how grown up she is getting. It was just like she was our buddy instead of our little girl. I had feelings all week long of pride mixed with sadness. Where did my baby go?

And this little lady just was in awe of everything. She is such a little monkey who never tires. By the end of the night we would all be limping along in exhaustion, and she would still have a little swagger to her. She is just so dang cute. (and also growing faster than I'd like her to...)Sienna was Daddy's girl this trip, so a picture of her and mommy together is very rare! She wanted to go on every ride with him. It's no good for the self esteem.

Grandma and Adyson. The girls just loved having her along!

Last year we discovered the baked potato soup at the carnation cafe on Main St. in Disneyland. Travis is a fan. I mean a big fan. He couldn't wait to go back this year and scarf it up. He orders a bowl for him, and then gets to eat the ladies leftovers. Or at least that was his diabolical plan.This little lady decided she likes it as much as her dad and wasn't sharing.

The fam in front of the castle. This picture just makes me want to go back!

Sienna at the Celebration parade. She spent a good 45 minutes trying to get Peter Pan and Wendy to wave at her. Apparently they are her new fav's.Travis with the girls during the parade. Not a day goes by that I am not thankful that I married him. He is just such a good dad. (and husband.) During the parade the girls were pulled into the street to dance. It was so darling to watch them hop up and down with grins bigger then their faces. Just perfect.

In all honesty, as much as I loved the rides, and not having to make my bed for a week, watching my girls be so close for an entire week was the highlight. I didn't even stage this picture, they just were standing like that! (a miracle I tell you!) When we are home the girls find any and every reason to butt heads, but here they just played, laughed and smiled all day long. See, Disney really is magical!
Do we look tired yet? Yes, we met Tink on the first day, but Silver mist is their absolute favorite. We heard she was there on our last day, and the girls were beyond excited to see her. They even told her they like her more then Tinkerbell. I'm fairly certain they would never tell me that, so that's high praise!And they also lucked out and were able to meet Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog. Lucky little ladies!

My mom bought Cody a book called "Hidden Mickey's" and we had to break it out and use it while we were there. It was so much fun. They have hidden Mickey's all around the park, on rides, in lines, and just everywhere. Some are hard to find, and some are easy (like this one in the rocks at the roller coaster in toon town). I highly recommend the book if you are there. It made waiting in lines fun!The girls on the couch at Minnie's house.
We had an amazing time at Disneyland. The weather was close to perfect. The crowds were non existent. And it really was just an amazing few days! Loved every second.


Eileen said...

I was so sad when I got to the bottom of this post. It left me wanting more. More of your wonderful life!

Lorinda said...

Glad you had such a pleasant trip...I wonder if my boys wouldn't fight the entire time we were there??? I doubt it, but looking at your pictures makes me really want to take them.

KIRSTEN said...

I would have to agree with you ... DL is by far my single most faovite place (at least while my little ladies still also enjoy it). Who cares about all the crazy lines or how much everything costs ... just seeing their faces is absolutely priceless!

I LOVE all your pics!

P.S. We have a pick the exact same fairy godmother ... wasn't she sweet!

Mortons Love said...

This looks blissful and I will agree your ladies are two of the cutest around... maybe #'s 3 and 4.

Justin & Ashlee said...

How exciting that your mom got to go. I can't wait to take Rylee! Maybe in the next year or so ;) The pictures are all so fun. I'm glad you posted them all.

Haylee Munk Brown said...

I loved this post! I have always had so much fun at Disneyland myself, that I can't wait to take my kids someday! I just have to wait a few years :) I have never met the fairy godmother, she does look so sweet!

The Wolfley Family said...

This post is still not long enough! I was sad when I got to the last picture, because they all made me smile so much!

Amber Culp Family said...

Okay, your post is making me really want to go too! You guys are such awesome, fun parents. Your girls are always going to remember this wonderful trip. Love it!

Jill said...

oh wow. I'm totally jealous. I really want to go back. Allie was thrilled to see a picture of the new princess. how fun for your girls.

Guymon Family said...

Those pics have Cate begging to leave tomorrow! It looks like you guys had a TON of fun! Your pictures are so darling. I especially love the video of you guys telling them! What a magical place!

Tasha said...

It looks like your family had a blast in California. Sorry it didn't work out to meet up. I am glad you enjoyed Laguna - I hope it was better than going to Huntington :) As always your girls are darling and you make me want to be a better person - you are always so upbeat and creative. Hopefully we get a chance to meet up sometime soon!