Thursday, February 28, 2008

the big D

isn't disneyland just so fun? i know, i'm a dork. but i seriously had such a blast there this last week. my boys loved it. and luckily, ben, who was there on business and quite depressed that he didn't get to be apart of our little vacation, was able to come for a day and half. i've noticed something about myself... i love to scream on the big, fast rides. it just makes it way more exhilarating. try it next time you go to an amusement park. it works, i swear. my favorite screamers were space mountain, splash mountain, the tower of terror (across the way at california adventure), california screamin' (also at california adventure), and the river rafting ride at california adventure where we all, like true nerds, donned our full rain-poncho regalia. too bad for you i don't have a picture of that.

this was joel's favorite ride. oh wait, i lied. the train that goes around the whole park was joel and kadin's favorite, but this was a close second. that's my sister, hailey, with him. they also loved the submarine finding nemo ride.... very cute. and the buzz lightyear ride, where you get a gun to shoot all the evil emperor zurg targets. dad's the only one who got above 100,000 points. he pretty much rocks.

my dad and ben. they're just not manly enough, i guess. :)

hailey and alexis.

and of course, everyone has to take a picture in front of the gate with mickey's head made of flowers... we just didn't get to it until our last night after dark. next time, though, we're going to get a great shot.

sadly, that's all i have. man, i suck at taking pictures.

13 comments:

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

so sad i had to miss it. i love seeing little kids get all excited about stuff like that. the boys are looking so cute! and yes, you do need to be better at taking pics! HA, j/k!! glad you all had fun!

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

We were in LA last week too! We planned to go to Disneyland, but it was raining... Oh well. Looks like your trip was delightful! It makes me want to go even more. :) Glad you guys are healthy and back to norma.

Megan said...

Looks like so much fun! I keep begging Reed to take us all to Disneyland. I think my kids would love it but he worries they're too young. I'll have to show him your blog because it looks like your kids had a blast!

Kevin Christiansen said...

You are not a dork. I love, love, love Disneyland!! It is so magical. Glad you had such a good time. love, Celeste

Jeff & Emily said...

I am so jealous! I really want to take our boys to Disneyland. Looks like you guys had so much FUN! And that is so true...I think everyone has a family picture in front of Mickey made of flowers!

Kadi said...

So fun! I bet Doug is crying his eyes out as he reads this post...you know how he loves Disneyland. I'm glad you guys got to go and even Ben for a bit. Good times!

Jackie said...

Oh, you guys couldn't pull the sword out? Last time I went I don't remember it being a problem!

Yay Big D! I'm glad you guys had a blast. For the record, Doug is crying his eyes out.

Thayerclan said...

how fun!!! The boys must have had a blast :) We miss you guys here in provo!!
Alright so I'm running the moab half marathon this saturday, any tips for the pre-week run??

Becki Becki Bo Becki said...

Looks super fun! I can't believe how big your little guys are getting. They almost look like twins in some of the pictures!

Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

SOOOO FUN!!! Matt and I are Disneyland Fanatics (hence the Family Photo on our Blog!) but then again, who isn't??!?
I'm glad you all had a ton of family fun time together after the DREADED FLU hit your family!

Summer Adams said...

Oh how fun!!! We are hoping to go in a couple of months. What fun pics. You guys are so cute :)

Lisa said...

looks like a fun time. i love your "fun things coming up" sidebar thingy. Way to go with the next marathon. I'm trying to get back into running long distances since the baby.

Tiff said...

Too bad we didn't know you guys were coming down here! We live 15 minutes from Disneyland and Dave would've loved to chat it up with Ben. Oh well.... next time. :)