Sunday, March 20, 2011

Disneyland! 2011

Santa was good to us and mailed us three day park hopper passes for Disneyland and California Adventure! We had a lovely time and played hard in February. We were excited to spend time with Ryan's family and my dad and my sister Heather came up for a couple of days too! Here are a whole bunch of pictures, in no particular order, because I'm not committed enough to organize them.

Sophia and I rode on King Triton's merry go round a few times while the big kids were on California Screamin'. She doesn't look too happy in this picture... but I think she really did like it.

Cute kids in front of the castle...

Sam and Coleman were happy to strike a pose at any given moment, whether a camera was around or not.

We went on the ferris wheel and my dad thought it would be a good idea to go in the rolling car.  It was hilarious when we started rocking and Olivia got a panic-stricken look on her face and tried to hang on to anything she could. I was laughing so hard... until the nausea set in and I thought I'd lose my lunch. Coleman was happy to hold the motion sickness bag that they so graciously provided for me. Thank goodness I didn't actually need it, but I was humbled and stopped laughing at Olivia.

Coleman, Sam, and Alyza were waiting to get in line for the Toy Story Mania ride... one of our favorites. They LOVED spending time together.

I love that they have a teacup especially for taking posed photos.  Bruce thought it was a great place to rest and realized that it was a photo-op spot when a young dad asked if they could please take a picture.... I wish I had a picture of Bruce lounging away, oblivious to the line of families waiting for their turn :).

My dad and Heather were so fun... they have annual passes (SoCal discount!) and go often enough that they were happy to do whatever we wanted to do. We loved hanging out with them.

Coleman and Olivia were trying to pull the sword from the stone... when I was 10 or 11 I was invited (by Merlin himself!)  to pull it out. They couldn't figure out how I could have been strong enough to do it. Hydraulics, baby.

We loved the Buzz Lightyear ride too.

We used Fast Passes for everything... hooray for the Fast Pass and for rider swap. Here we were in line for Space Mountain.

Heather and I in the same line.... do we look alike?

Closing time!

Sophia enjoyed the flowers in Toon Town.

Toon Town doesn't have a lot that I loved, but the bright colors were fun for pictures.

Sophia looks a lot happier on the merry go round with Ry.

Our whole family fit in this tiny phone booth!

Scott and Kristen were formidable opponents... but I'm pretty sure Ryan and I won :).

Olivia and Coleman had fun on the teacups with Bruce and Terri.

Oh no! TNT!

Not sure what Ry was doing... but it was a funny picture.

Olivia and Grandpa Cole had lots of fun together.

Liv got invited to help with the Incredibles Street Party... she is so strong!

I love this picture of us getting ready to take off on California Screamin'.
One more shot at the sword in the stone.

Soph and I rode on the rocket... she wanted to dive out of it!

We spent some time our last afternoon in the play area at California Adventure. Alyza and Liv were buddies.

Here's that picture of Soph that I love so much!

And a great picture of Coleman, too!

We had so much fun at Disneyland. We did most everything we wanted to and were exhausted at the end of each day. We are already talking about what we'll do when we go next time!


Ria's Random Thoughts said...

Oh boy do I love Disneyland. Looks like you guys had a blast.

Kristi said...

I am loving every single picture! I've never been on the ferris wheel before, but both my brother and dad joke about what a HORRIBLE ride it is and just how sick it makes you. They said they didn't ever make it one complete round without stopping because kids were crying to get off..all trying to keep down their food! Too funny. I know I will avoid this ride!