Monday, December 8, 2008

Disneyland Fun!!

On Friday we went to Disneyland, that was our families' big Christmas present! The girls had a blast, as did Erik and I.

It reminded me of when Erik and I went to Disneyland for our honeymoon. For those of you who don't know, I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I had never been to Disneyland. I had been to lots of amusement parks, I LOVE roller coasters!! So, I assumed that Disneyland would be like the other amusement parks I had attended--lots and lots of roller coasters.

Well, I could not have been more wrong. There are hardly any roller coasters, which works out well for families with young children. I remember being so disappointed with Disneyland that day.

Now that I have kids of my own I understand the magic of Disneyland. So, while my first experience with Disneyland was way below expectations, every other visit has been magical!

Erik's boss had made reservations at the blue Bayou restaurant inside Disneyland for their work Christmas party. The food was great, but no kids allowed at the party. So, Erik's parents made the drive down to Anaheim to pick up the girls and take them home. They went way beyond Grandparent duty that night! Thanks again!

With the new release of the Tinkerbell movie they have a section of the magic kingdom done up as Pixie Hollow. They have it set up so you feel like you have shrunk down to fairy size. Here the girls are inside pixie hollow.

You also get to meet some of the fairies and get your picture taken with them. Here the girls are with Tinkerbell!

And here they are with Rosetta!

This is the girls waiting in line for the Indiana Jones ride. This was their first time as they were finally tall enough to ride. Notice the look on Emma's face that pretty much tells you how she felt about the whole ride, not exactly thrilled.

THE princesses!

On the teacups. I get sick riding them so Erik being the great dad and husband that he is does teacup duty!

This is the first time that we have ever seen Mary Poppins and Bert at Disneyland! We didn't bother getting pictures with characters we had met on previous visits. But since we had never met them and we LOVE the movie we just had to meet them!

Erik and Emma riding the Dumbo ride. The Dumbo ride is still one of Emma's all-time favorites!

I rode with Mia so I had to snap a picture really fast before the ride started!

Here's Erik completely looking completely confused because he can't find the girls. Oh yeah, they're with Mammy and Grandpa!


Rachel and John said...

Looks like it was a blast! I love Mary Poppins...mabey she can come to our homes and organize...what do you think? :)

Marci said...

I think that I get first dibs because I found her!!! ;)

Michelle said...

Can I get in on that too?!

I can't wait to visit the new Fairyland!!

Scott H. said...

that looks like a lot of fun...We love Disneyland too.

Kathy said...

How fun! I love how that Bert is really in character. Mary Poppins is one of my favorites too, but my boys just never want to sit through it.