Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Happiest Place On Earth

"It's my birthday! And I'm at Disneyland!"

I was just a little nervous about Ian's Autopia driving skills. I'm still here, so I obviously lived through it... barely.

Taylor likes to remind me that in just over three years this will be a common sight. He better hope the car is bigger than this one! (And maybe Gramma will still ride with him.)

Heading into It's A Small World. They redid it, adding in the Disney characters in the different lands. So cool!

"It's a small world after all... it's a small world after all..."

"...it's a small world after all, it's a small, small world."

The kids liked hiding in the fort out on Tom Sawyer's Island... except it's now called Pirate's Lair. They've put in pirate-y stuff. The kids liked the skeleton hand holding the eyeball that popped down and scared you.

Celebrating Ian's 6th birthday at The Plaza restaurant at the end of Main Street. Mickey Mouse cupcake! Oooooooo...

This proves my amazingly awesome HIGH SCORE on Buzz Lightyear! 389,300. That's right. I'm good.

Back on Autopia, Nate decides not to steer at ALL. The ENTIRE ride.

Ian's favorite mode of transportation around the park.

Thinking of something billowy.

Nate gloating that he didn't get wet on Grizzly River Run.

Everyone else did.

Gramma and Brit sporting cool glasses on the new Woody ride in California Adventure.

Brittney was finally big enough to go on Maliboomer! Yes!


Nate bet Ian a whole entire dollar that he couldn't keep his hands up all the way through Space Mountain. Cousin Ben can confirm that Ian, indeed, won that bet.

Family is so much fun! What a blast to enjoy Disneyland together.

Ah, the beauty of America: Father's teaching daughter's to shoot.

Grrr... Bang! Bang!

Girls with guns. "You know I'm bad. I'm bad. You know it."

Waiting in line for Thunder Mountain Railroad. "Goodnight, Ned!"

Awww... parents and son.

Jordan and Mom at the end of the wildest ride in the Wilderness!

Club 33, the great mystery of Disneyland. Someday I'll get in. Someday. (Are you a member? Can you get me in? I'll sing for you!)

Hanging out at The Lego Store in Downtown Disney.

The "R" in California. Soon to be gone, as they're going to a different theme for that park.

Yet again on Buzz. Girls rock!

Determined to spin out of control on the Teacups.


No puking. NO PUKING!!! At least not on Mom.

Disneyland. A White House favorite. We fit into three days what we normally do in seven to ten. Wonderful exhaustion. I'd go back tomorrow if I could.

(Are you still singing? Let me help. "It's a small world after all... it's a small world after all...")
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Amy said...

I love this to pieces. Literally.. pieces

Lalena said...

How fun!!!

MooBee Mama said...

I grew up going to that place ALL the time!!! Still makes me happy. Hubs needs to trade that Oregon Ducks t-shirt for an OSU BEAVERS shirt, however.

Thany said...

A few things....

1. Yay Disneyland!
2. So close to me and yet so far away.
3. Grrrr, girl you were bringing it!
4. If you get to visit Club 33, DON'T BRING NATE! BRING ME! PLEASE?? Seriously like a life's dream. And I know you know.

Dani said...

The kids are getting so big. To think when you were here Taylor was Ian's age. I love the picture with Taylor holding Ian on his shoulder. While I've never met Ian it's so precious to see that bond between brothers.