Sunday, October 2, 2011


We have here a pretty picture intensive post about our trip to Disneyland. It was an adventure as soon as we got to the air port. The kids talked the whole time on this shuttle and thought it was cool to see so many cars parked in the same location.

Notice Jared brought his Lego Magazine? It is really just a Lego Catalog. He has been so worried since we moved to Kamas (near Park City, Connie W.) that the Lego Magazine wouldn't come to us any more. I need to update our address so he can maybe get one for Christmas.

Gordon told me that this is the way he always smiles. He has been experimenting with his "normal" smile lately to discover which one he likes best. It was fun to see the sunset in the window after I took this photo. When the plane took off, Gordon said, "Now I know what a bird feels like! I like it!"

Can you tell that we don't get broadcast television at our house. I suspect the kids would have been happy if we had planned to just watch TV for a whole day. They did get a few hours worth because Disneyland didn't open until 10:00 and we got up at 6:00.

Jared was so fascinated by how tall the palm trees were. And that they were everywhere.

So excited to finally be at Disneyland.

Studying the maps to figure out where to go. When we first found out that White Knight was sending us to Disneyland, I ordered a "Plan Your Trip" DVD. It arrived the day after we got home.

Jared, Mia and Gordon were chosen as Jedi's for this Star War show we watched. I don't think Jared could have been more excited when Darth Vader came on stage. Ellis seemed to be content to watch from the side and not have to use the force to fight any bad guys.
Mia was ready to chop him in half. She didn't want to stop when her turn to fight Darth Maul ended.
When the show was over Gordon said to me, "Do you know what I want to be when I grow up? A Jedi!" Yesterday I went on a walk with him and he said, "People can't really be Jedi's when they grow up."

Who let Ellis drive? He can't see over the steering wheel.

Ellis and I played in Tarzan's house while the others rode a "fast train" that Ellis was too short to ride.

I told him to pretend that he was really scared of getting attacked.

This is pretty much how Gordon spent his time. He hates loud noises. During the fireworks, he was curled up in a ball with his hands over his ears rolling around so he could watch the fireworks on both sides of the park.

When the others went on Splash Mountain (again, Ellis was too short to ride it), I took Ellis on the Winnie the Pooh ride. The only line we stood in to meet Characters was to meet Winnie the Pooh. I know they are just people in costumes, but they acted so excited to meet Ellis. He was thrilled to hug them.

Mia was chosen to dance with the Phineas and Ferb dance party. She was so excited about it.

After a while, anyone who wanted to dance could come out. Jared didn't want to go for the longest time, but when he decided that maybe he wasn't too cool to do it, he really got into it.

The longest line we all stood in together was the Toy Story line. It was such a fun ride. I thought it was so creative. Seth said, "We stood in line that long and all it was was a video game?!" It was my favorite ride.

While Seth took the big kids on some big kid rides, I went to a Bugs World with Gordon and Ellis. They loved playing in the leaky hose.

They got so wet that they had to use a towel to dry the seat after they got off this ride.

After riding all the rides in a Bugs World, we went and watched a 4-D movie where the kids got official bug eyes.

This was after the fireworks. We never really stood in line for a long time but I think we would have if we hadn't gone back to the hotel after the fireworks. There were so many people!

On Saturday we went to the beach. It was so cloudy and cold. Apparently this makes ideal circumstances for surfing. I was so surprised at how many surfers there were on the water. They just kept coming.

Once Ellis discovered that you can write in the sand, he wouldn't stop. He would run in the water and then run out say, "this is actually really fun!" write his name and run back to the water.

Gordon found this shell and I showed him that it looked like a heart. When I wrote I heart Gordon, he said, "Yeah. Because I am your boyfriend."


mommaquincy said...

Great pictures! It looks like a lot of fun!!

Ambs said...

Awesome!!! Did you get to spend more than one day in Disneyland? I sure hope so! There's just so much to do!

My favorite is the pic of Ellis acting scared. He genuinely looks scared! haha Great actor! :)

Love you guys!

Connie the crafterbug said...

Wow, it looks like there was a-lot more adventure at Disneyland when you guys went. I haven't seen the star wars or the little mermaid exhibits yet. I am sad that we didn't get to see you,but it looks like you had a-lot of fun.
By the way I am hosting a giveaway on my blog come check it out.

Mortensen Family said...

Oh, don't you just love disneyland. We are going back for Kelsee's sweet sixteen birthday. We have to start saving!

Linda said...

We did love Disneyland. I had thought it would be more like Lagoon but it wasn't - it was amazing!

Linda said...

Connie we had talked about going to church with you, but it turned out that our plane left in the middle of the morning, so we missed church and we missed out on seeing you.