Monday, June 6, 2011

Disneyland!!! May 28 - June 4, 2011

This summer we took a trip to Disneyland.  We just love that place!  
The boys were super excited and did pretty good on the car ride.  
 We had planned on going that evening, but we got a flat tire on the way there and arrived much later than we had planned.  Devin was amazing and changed the tire in the 100+ degree weather without complaining once.  How did I get so lucky to have a hot and totally wonderful husband?  I don't know, but I am so glad I did!  So anyway, we hung out at the hotel that night.  Oh, we also thought there was going to be a stove, but there was only a mini fridge and microwave.  So...Devin went to the store and bought an electric skillet so we could still cook the food we brought and it wouldn't go bad.

Devin's parents came for the last 3 nights so we gave them our bed and we slept in the family room with the baby.  Jaxon and Henry could have had the floor, but we didn't want them in the room with Ollie, so we took the couch bed mattress and slept on the floor.  I think my back had actual bruises from the springs of that mattress.  But it was worth it because we were in Disneyland!!!

"We" consisted of a single and a double stroller, 2 Camelback backpacks, extra sweaters and pants for evening, snacks, diapers, toys...etc.  We were serious.
 Oh, and a map.
Our hotel was about 1 mile from the park (and 1/2 mile from the parking lot!) so we walked to the park every day except the last day we had to drive because we were without our single stroller.
 First ride:  Buzz Lightyear, of course!
 Pure joy for Jaxon!
 Jaxon was brave and did Splash Mountain with Daddy.  Poor Henry wasn't tall enough yet.
 Winnie the Pooh!
 Fam pic with Tigger!
 Ollie was such a good sport!
 Jaxon wanted Buzz in a "cardboard Buzz box" like in Toy Story 2.
 Henry is trouble!
 Jaxon fell asleep under the cardboard Buzz box later that evening.
What a cute kid!  
Henry waited with Mommy while Jaxon did Soarin' Over California with Daddy.  Then, thanks to the parent swap, Mommy got to go with Jaxon too.
Little Ollie:) 
Henry did Matterhorn with Mommy.  He wasn't even scared!
Meeting Peter Pan! 
 Toad's Wild Ride
 Sward in the Stone
We found a perfect place to have lunch.  We ate there almost every day.  There were ducks and their babies in the pond.   
Small World 

I said I'd never buy those huge gross suckers, but then I had a kid who wanted one.  Then, another kid wanted one and I gave in.  Man, they are huge.  And gross.
 Ollie!
 Playing while in line.
 This was Henry's only fit the whole time.  He screamed for about an hour while we waited for Wood's ride.  Funny how he chose to have his one and only fit on the ride with the longest wait time!
 Ollie thought the poles looked yummy.  Don't worry, he never got a taste.
 This bread caused serious problems.  Devin thought it was so cool and the boys wanted it, so he paid 7 bucks for it.  He took it to the table and they started fighting over it.  So, after the fight calmed down and we finally tried it, we realized it was sourdough.  Yuck.  Who likes to eat sourdough plain?  Maybe some people do, I don't really know, but we don't.  So, it was cool, then caused fights, and wasted 7 dollars.  Better luck next time.
 Ollie trying to eat the camera.
 SO CUTE!

 Sward fighting between strollers.
 This is why we didn't have our stroller on the last day...the wheel fell off!  On our way out of the park it just popped off!  Then the rest of the walk home we had to stop and put it back on every few feet.  We had bad luck with tires that trip!
 Captain Hook
 Ramen for dinner in the hotel that night!
Small World with Nana and Papa
 Mickey's house
 Mickey Mouse
 Minnie Mouse
 petting zoo
We were there the day the new Star Tours opened.  In the morning, the wait time was estimated to be 7 hours!  I bet it was, too.  The line was ridiculous!   Later on that day, the wait went down to 1.5 hours, so Devin and I stood in line.  Devin actually got to do it 3 times!  Jaxon loved it and Henry was bummed he wasn't big enough yet.  
 Fam pic before dinner
 Nana bought the boys each a pirates Lego set.  They love the pirate guys.

 Pooh' honey pots
 Brothers playing while waiting for the Nemo ride.
 Jaxon's Lego set all put together!

We had such a great time on our trip!  Some people aren't Disneyland people, but we totally are!  We just love it there.  The boys were well behaved and loved every minute too!

1 comment:

Tayce and Lacie said...

Ruthann, I love Disneyland! We are totally Disneyland people and I plan trips years in advanced. I told Tayce a few months ago that I needed to go. He said "You were just there 6 months ago" I said "oh" I love it, it makes me smile just thinking about walking in! Glad you had fun. Your boys are darling.

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