Thursday, November 12, 2009

our first family vacation

It was a blast! the kids were so fun! They loved it and had so much fun. everything about the vacation was new and exciting for them, even the hotel room and badContinental breakfast in St. George. Mickey is usually such a good sleeper in the car that we didn't worry about him being a problem at all, but he was on a high and hardly slept at all, but was still a good boy considering.
My sister Amy works for the Red Lion in Idaho and she got us a great deal at the one in Anaheim that was only like a block and a half away from Disneyland, we were sad to leave the comfy beds and the maids cleaning up after us. We popped popcorn and watched aChristmas movie every night we stayed there.
Mickey loved the rides at Disneyland! especially the Matterhorn, thunder and space mountain. Dahlia on the other hand was "scawed" (scared) the whole time, mostly because the rides are dark and all have a scary element. (small world was closed). I think Dahlias favorite ride was the Pooh Bear ride, because it was the only one that wasn't dark or scary, plus we got to see Pooh,Tigger and Eeyore after the ride, she LOVED that.
Dahlia wasn't tall enough to go on space, thunder and splash mountain. they had the nicest thing where one of us could take mickey then afterward the other could take mickey, go through the exit and get right back on the ride. Wedidn't really need it on splash and thunder mountain though we hit those first thing Wednesday morning and there was no line!
We did Disney on Monday then Seaworld Tuesday and Disney again Wednesday. we probably should have done Seaworld first. I think if we would have the kids would have appreciated it more, well mickey anyway. Dahlia loved the watching the walrus, sadly Jason was with Mickey on the simulator ride so we didn't have the camera for the walrus. they had a few sesame street rides that i thought were pretty lame, but it was probably Mickeys favorite part aboutSeaworld . they also had a big jungle gym/play area that was fun to do in between shows. my favorite show was the Pets Rule show, I think the kids really liked that one too.
We never made it to the beach, but we were fine with it, I really didn't want to deal with the sand and convincing Mickey it was safe on the day we started our long drive home.


This was Dahlias favorite part of Seaworld. She did summersaults and jumped and stacked blocks.

Tea cups was our first ride, we walked right on no line, and Dahlia liked it because it wasn't scary
Waiting to see the Honey I Shrunk the audience show, Mickey was so scared to get shrunk that we HAD to tell him was just pretend. like how we cut Dahlia out of this pic, every time we tried taking one like this of all of us we cut one of the kids out.
when we cam out from the show Minnie was waiting for us, she was the first character we saw there, look at Dahlia touching her cheek, so cute
sitting on Mickey mouses couch with my Mickey
MIckey mouse house
He never did get these off the ground, Jay and I both tried as well, they were a lot heavier then they look

Tigger was a little to hyper for Mom and Dad so we didn't get in the picture.
Waiting for the song and dance parade that was so fun, and gave us the energy we needed to walk back to the hotel and get some dinner.

this is one of Tinks friends but I didn't catch her name, hope i dont ever run into her that would be embarrasing.

Dahlia loves Tinkerbell now and I love to hear her say "in er bew"

On Monday all the Halloween decorations were still up, then Wednesday they had the start of the Christmas decorations up! we were so excited!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Mickey and Dahlia Dahlia had a cute pirate hat that went with her costume, but she wouldn't wear it so I put her hair in Braids and she pulled them out!

Bobi taking pictures of herself while the rest of us work hard to make the cookies

family of pirates
hulk hogan
police officer and a disco girl?
Jjason stirring the witches brew
Tyson had to be in the picture because Olivia would cry if he wasn't holding her!