Monday, November 17, 2008

Disneyland


Earlier this month we took our kids on a surprise trip to Disneyland as a Christmas present for our family. We just piled them in the car @ 5:30 am [after we had secretly packed] and after we started driving told them where we were going- I expected screaming but they just stared blankly and said they didn't believe us! We went early so that we could get there at a slow time of the year. I would say it was perfect, our longest line was 45 minute. We were able to go on many of our favorite rides

Another surprise that the girls got was that my parents were able to come with us. We also got to visit with other family members that live in California while we were there. (Tye-dye thanks to EMM- we love them)

We all were surprised one morning when we arrived and found that The Jonas Brothers were taping a concert for a Christmas program- that was fun.The BUZZ Blasters had to be a one true favorite, we all loved being able to see who could get the highest score. Others included Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, The Tower of Terror and California Screamin' . Olivia was really into riding rides, most times I dragged her kicking and screaming and then she would be fine. Her favorite was the Enchanted Tiki room, I think she saw it 3 times.They just opened Pixie Hollow with the release of the Tinkerbell movie so we got to meet all the fairies.


The Haunted Mansion was decorated in a 'Nightmare after Christmas' theme. The decorations were fun but I liked the original ride much better. I like a little spooky.The Castle was decorated for Christmas.Hooray for good times, good fun and good memories!

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Queen of Chaos said...

SO fun!!! Your pictures are great, too. Love Tink. :) And how cool to stumble on THE Jonas Brothers! Your girls must of been freaking out. My kids would be.

I'm so glad your parents got to join the fun! I especially love that you didn't tell the kids where you were going. Surprises are always so fun.

Warren wants to join James and Mel at Disneyland the first week of December. But they're already planning on going with Mel's family and I refuse to go and crash their party. Warren is pretty adament. I hope we don't go! I'd rather go a differnt time. So we're fighting about this right now. He's driving me crazy. Want another husband?

When we DO go we want to make it a surprise for our kiddos too. It's more fun for us parents that way!

Brianne said...

What a fun suprise for your girls! They are the perfect age to take them too!! Whoa that fairy has some riskay clothes on!! That's so funny. How fun that you got to go with your parents!! That's always fun for them to see the grandparents who live far away. I know that was always a treat for me to see my grandparents that lived in Wyoming. You guys are awesome parents!! I wish I could go to disneyland!! It's pretty magical place.

shaina said...

We went at the beginning of December last year and it was fun! I agree about going in the off season. No lines. Wonderful! The Haunted House was also decorated like the Nightmare before Christams when we went. I hated it!
Loved the tower of terrors! My favorite ride by far.

kdaygirl said...

The last 2 time we went the Pirates ride was closed, I was so bummed cause that was my favorite one. We are going to try and go in March with our friends in Az. Fun that your parents got to go. It was neat to see pics of them! I havnt seen them in forever. Well not since my wedding reception. WOW...

The Smiths said...

I'm jealous, I've never met Tinkerbell. How fun!!!! Glad you were able to go and miss the crowds.

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Murray said...

Wow looks like alot of fun! I love all the pictures and i wish we could have come! I love disneyland! I think its so fun that you surprised your kids, I bet they will be talking about it for years to come

..mAkEnNa MaRiE♥.. said...

Hey girls! Looks like tons of fun! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and I am so glad you had fun there at Disneyland. I had fun at Seaworld, but I think you win for who had the most fun =P See yah guys tomarrow! Luvyah!
♥/Makenna [I call babysitting you guys next!!!]

Murray said...

by the way... I was just informed as of one second ago that it was your birthday on the twenty something by mr matthew! I am so sorryyyy HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! :) he is bad at tell me anything like your moms birthday too... so hope it was a good one! and our address is 505 E Huntington Dr #2 Tempe, Az 85282. But we might move but probably like the 26th of dec we will move just so ya know and idk where we are moving too..