Tuesday, October 19, 2010

When You Wish Upon A Star...

Dreams came true this weekend as Michael and I took a trip to Disneyland. We felt so blessed to experience that special Disney magic with some of our family. It is a whole different adventure when you go with children, they were so excited about everything - it was wonderful!

Day 1

Dad, Hannah, Novalee, Aunt Kathy, Braylon, Jacob, Travis, Michael and I just inside the main gate. None of the kids had ever been to Disneyland before and they didn't know what to expect. The older boys thought it might be like the rides at the fair - not even close boys!

Our first "ride" was the train that travels around the park, so the kids could get a look at everything they had to offer. All was well until we came to the Dinosaur portion of the train ride - it made Braylon cry. That mean old T-Rex! He pulled his hood over his face and wouldn't look at anything else until the train stopped.
Nothing made this girl cry - not Space Mountain, not the Tower of Terror - she enjoyed every last minute in the park. She was a joy to have along.

Loving "It's A Small World"

Aunt Kathy bought mouse ears for all the littler ones. She was so much fun to have along - just as excited as one of the kids!

Mike and I enjoying the pumpkin-y decor around the park.

On day 1 we enjoyed The Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, Captain E-O, Indiana Jones, Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, and we stood in line for the Matterhorn but when we got to the front the ride went down and we were out of luck, It's a Small Wold, we Soared Over California and we got to see the fireworks show and we had a midnight meal at IHOP.

Day 2:

After going to bed at almost 2 am everyone was up and ready to go by 8! I've never seen children get up and ready so fast :)
Say "Disneyland!!"

Day 2 - We rode Space Mountain, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Peter Pan and The Tower of Terror! We shopped on Main Street and ate at the Space Port. Everyone was so impressed with Disneyland. I was impressed with how well behaved the kiddos were, they are always good but they were on their best behavior for Mr. Disney!

On the ride home, Mike and I took all the younger kids in our car so they could play together. After two nights of not getting to bed until after 1am and being up at 7am can you believe they stayed awake all the way into Bakersfield? What a bunch of crazies :) They made everything more fun!


Tami said...

Oh how fun! I bet you guys had a blast!!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Wow! what a great turn-around! You are good to have this posted already! Mine's coming.

Glad you guys got to go with your family and have such a fun time! Next time we go, we are doing two days also. One day just isn't enough! Love you guys.

Vera said...

Last time we went to Disneyland we were there for five days and it still didn't feel like enough....wish i lived closer. It really IS magical to go there with kids but i do so love going with just me and the husband man too because some rides the littler ones can't go on yet....but by the time they're three years old our kids are usually tall enough to ride everything so you can bet once Darla and Catcher are 3 we'll be back at Disneyland for sure!!!