Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh yeah. . .we went to Disneyland

We went to Disneyland the weekend of Mia's birthday but only recently found Ben's camera that had the pictures on it. Ben thought we left it at Dan's house and I had a sick feeling that we left it somewhere in Disneyland.

We went into Disneyland and California Adventure for 3 days this year. Every year, we seem to go earlier in August because of school. It was very busy and had to wait awhile for some of the rides. Next year, we are going to experiment and try a different month.

We stayed with our friends Kori and Dan. Dan and Ben went to BYU together and were in the animation program together. It was fun catching up with them. Kori and I went running together one morning, which was great! She is doing a ton of races with a half and a full marathon scheduled for next year. Go Kori! I thought she could help motivate me-I'm almost there. Almost.

Here are some highlights:

-We had fun watching the Pixar parade, which if you can believe, we have never seen.
-The kids got to spend their money that they have been saving on anything they wanted. Cotton candy was first on everyone's list. I think CJ spent most of her money on food. Mia bought herself a cute Mickey Mouse ear hat. Xander, of course, had to buy swords.
-Since Ben has a silver pass, it is easier to use it at food vendors. I still had a heart attack even after 35% off seeing how much the food was.
-Xander could ride almost everything. He rode the Tower of Terror and wasn't scared at all.
-Zoey was great and even took some naps.
-Favorite rides: Matterhorn, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story Mania

The best story. . .

Ben and I had to split up quite often while the other watched Zoey who couldn't ride all of the rides. There was a rollarcoaster in Toon Town that Ben took Mia and Xander on. The cars could only fit 2 people. Mia didn't want to go alone because she was scared so Ben asked Xander if he would ride with Mia and help her not to not be scared. Xander, the brave and fearless little man, saluted his Dad and said nothing else.

How precious is that?

We had a great time. Thanks to Kori and Dan for letting us crash at their place.


Michael Family said...

Jealous! How fun!

dan said...

Oh good! I'm glad you guys found the camera. Any luck with Ben's shoes? It was awesome having you guys stay with us. Any time you're down here you're more than welcome. And thanks for taking the pics of us!

Valerie said...

We found Ben's shoes stuff in a pocket of our bag! Did you by chance see a huge wad of money laying around at your house? It's probably ours :)