Saturday, December 5, 2009


This week we have had the wonderful opportunity to go to Disneyland. This place really is magical and we have had a fabulous time.

Highlight 1: We had breakfast and dinner one day with lots of fun characters. Jack wasn't too sure what to think about them, but he would usually offer up a high five.

The Opposite of a Highlight: The first night Jack refused to go to sleep in the port-a-crib so I let him snuggle with me. That was great until around 2:30AM when he fell out and landed on the floor! He didn't get hurt but he was very upset at the harsh awakening and took quite a while to calm him down.

Highlight: After eating dinner with some friends at Goofy's Kitchen we discovered this old Autopia car outside in the lobby. Jack thought he was in heaven pretending to steer that car. He laughed and played, and then screamed when I tried to take him out because his little buddy Jace was complaining that Jack stunk and needed a diaper change. Poor Jace.

Now what ride do you think was Jack's favorite? It's a Small World? Winnie the Pooh? Nope. He liked those, but his favorite was...

The Haunted Mansion, of course. He danced to the band in the grave yard and clapped with glee when he saw himself and a ghost riding in the car together. Go figure.

Hightlight: Aunt Gwen came down and played with us all day Friday. It was great for Hardy and I to be able to go on some rides together while Jack and Aunt Gwen walked around. Thanks Gwen!

Jack was a real trooper the whole time. He did great on the flight there, and by the second day he got the hang of taking naps in his stroller.

He thought the parade was pretty cool.

His other favorite part of Disneyland was Pirates Island (formerly Tom Sawyer's Island). You would think the caves would be dark and spooky, but not to Jack. He walked so fast his little legs could hardly keep up and he giggled with the pure thrill of an adventure as we entered into the caves.

Jack's cousins Seth and Paige and Uncle Matt came down on Saturday to hang out with us so Jack loved having his cousins to play with.

He even got to meet Santa in the hotel lobby.

So much fun. We can't wait to do it again in a few years.


Gwen said...

such cute pictures. glad you got one by the Mickey in front of California Adventure. Cute one of Jack and Paige too, I'll have to steal it :) thanks for putting up with us and letting us share your time at Disneyland!

Kyle and Alli said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!! I am so glad it all worked out so well!

Daisie said...

What a fun time! How funny that you ran into my family down there! I am so glad you got the chance to go! Looks like you all had a blast!!

Angel said...

So glad you had such a "magical" time. Jack looks so grown up in those pictures, I can't believe it. I love the mickey hat. Glad to hear he is doing so well.


Glad you had a great time. Colton said he saw you at California Adventure. We had a great time but it's good to be home except for the cold!!

Charity said...

Love it! I am so jealous!!

Becky said...

So Much Fun!! I can't wait to take the boys back there. We love it!!!

Jill said...

SO GLAD YOU HAD A BLAST!!!! I love it there!

kwilter said...

Oh, my gosh! It looks like you guys had a blast! I was wondering how it went. We're so glad that you and Jack had such a good time! He's so stinking cute!