Friday, October 8, 2010

Disneyland 2010

I have really been wanting to get this post done. But trying to decide which of the photos to share with you all has been just about impossible.
So I am narrowing it down to things that I really don't want to forget.

I always want to remember:

- how overwhelmed Taggart (and the rest of us) were that first day. We had been up for way too many hours the day before and our first day in the park felt like a little bit of a disaster. We didn't have a plan and therefore we sort of felt like we were just treading water all day. It made us re-think the next day and they all went uphill from there.

- how fun and exciting it was to see the characters. Even though we mapped out our days with things we wanted to do that day, every time we saw a new character everything stopped for a meeting, photos and autographs.

- how hot it was. I don't think we could really forget this but I thought this should be documented nonetheless. I tried to keep a count of how many frozen lemonades we consumed but lost track after the second day. Monday was the hottest day, 44*C. We decided to skip the park that day and hang out at the pool instead. This was the thermostat hanging on the wall pool-side.

- how tired we all got. The heat contributed to this, I'm sure. Lots of sitting on Daddy's shoulders for Tag, especially at the end of the day as we headed back to our hotel.

- how much I enjoyed watching all the kids play in the waves at Huntingdon Beach. They were all happy in the pool that morning and would have just as soon stayed there, but once they got to the ocean and saw what California beaches had to offer, they realized why Tony and I pushed them all to go. The weather was perfect and this day was one of my favorites.

- how you all looked in your Mickey ears.

- how Taggart had to put his Woody costume on the minute we bought it. Woody is definitely his favorite right now. I also want to remember how Reagan kept trying to encourage him to give Buzz Lightyear some attention too so that he didn't feel left out. So funny.

- how different you all were about going on rides. Reagan and Taggart would go on anything with no fear at all. Hudson surprised me completely when he went on California Screamin' but then didn't want to do Splash Mountain. Cooper is a cautious soul and doesn't like to be scared, just like his Mom. :)

- the looks of wonder on those sweet faces.


Anonymous said...

Looks like it was fun!
See you all tomorrow - better get back to the stove, the cranberry sauce is bubbling away!

Anonymous said...

How magical!! To be a kid fun. I'm glad you got to go and have a wonderful family vacation. See you soon. Julie

Sonya said...

LOVE all the photos, but especially the one of you and your kids at the beach. Looks like you had an amazing trip.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous post about Disneyland. Looks like you guys had a fabulous time- it truly is a magical place isn't it!? Hope you guys are settling into fall!

Anonymous said...

I realized afterwards that maybe I should sign my name when I post anonymously ;) The post above is me Anita!