Thursday, August 19, 2010

Magic, A Moat and Meeting a Mouse...

This post has taken me a LONG time to finish - not only because of unforeseen complications (like a sick baby on his 3rd antibiotic for the same uti - 3rd time's the charm right?) or just the day to day happenings of mommy-hood (if there's a box of tissues or baby wipes in the house...Jet will find it...and empty it) but mainly because there were SO MANY PICTURES of the special time we spent at...

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That's right!

We went there!

With 4 backpacks, 3 cameras, 2 babies and 1 goal:

To have the best time ever!

First things first...Mouse Ears...

Haha. Aunt Nenna's silly.

Then who do we spot but the Main Mouse himself!?

Little did we know that when we saw a fun photo opportunity...

Jet and Jane saw this...

And did this...

And that was only the beginning...

Of the horror...

The absolute terror...

...that is Disney Characters.

I guess we should have known!

I mean - talk about stranger anxiety - these are GIANT people coming out of know where when you least expect it.

And HUGE animals who can't stop starring at you and are right in your face before you know it!

I suppose it is pretty frightening when you think about it.

So we were very happy to discover something Jet did like...

The Ladies of Disney!

Oh No! Bert got in the picture!

You can see Jet visibly cringe.

Cracked me up. lol.

But Jet was in love with the ladies. Their pretty faces and sweet high pitched voices. And none were so sweet or high pitched as the lovely Snow White

It was love folks.

Speaking of Snow White...Jane's a big fan herself.

Snow White's Wishing Well!

She can even sing like her

(insert classic princess "ah-eh-ah-eh-ah" noise here)

The castle was beautiful.

The perfect spot for some pictures.

There! Phew.

15 minutes, a bit of perspiration and 2 grouchy babies later we were on our way to some rides.

Jet's look of fear is becoming common place now. Even at Daddy's favorite ride! (turn up the music to enjoy it with us. :) )

But they loved it.

See?

Boy...Disneyland is exhausting.

They needed a "small smackeral" to perk them up.

Mmmmmm...

And the mommies found a little something else to keep us going...

Then it was off to ride more rides.

(Seriously. We laugh that by mid-day we had only ridden 1 ride and the kids had passed out! lol. Such babies!)

First the Teacups!!!

(Okay...totally kidding. We couldn't stomach that. So we just pretended)

And we pretended some more...

But we did ride one of our FAVORITES!

Of course Jet hugged my neck the whole time...but it was air conditioned and we got to sit down...so it was perfect.

Plus Jet had the perfect t-shirt!

And the gift shop was just as cool.

Arrghh!

Being a pirate makes you hungry...

So Jet tried his first corndog!

(And played with his fries)

Thank goodness Jet had no idea this "car" (who is actually Lightening McQueen) was a character. phew.

With the magic of a Disney Fireworks Show to end the day...

The joy of family to keep us laughing...

And some precious memories to sweeten our dreams...

We set out to have the best time ever...

And we ABSOLUTELY did.


9 comments:

Jill said...

I just can't stop laughing at the fear of the characters. That is priceless!! What an adorable post!

Stephanie said...

Yes, exposing young children to large creatures who pop out of nowhere does seem a but traumatic when you think about it! So, Jet is a Princess man, huh? ;) Gotta love those Disney ladies! Looks like you all had a great time. Loved the pics! Hope Jet is feeling better-UTIs are NO fun. Big hugs to you guys!

Holli (and Mark) said...

LOVE the pics, looks like you guys had a GREAT time minus the scary disney characters ofcourse!! ha,ha

Colleen said...

Oh how adorable! I smiled all the way through this! I'm sure it took forever to post all these pictures, but thanks for sharing!

JourneyWithTheCrosiers said...

Paisley danced and loved all the characters throughout reading this blog update. I LAUGHED!!!! Hilarious and of course awesome pictures! Jet loving the ladies was TOO funny and the look of complete fear around the other guys in scary costumes...I don't blame him!

Amanda said...

That's so funny!!!
I guess if we had 10 ft fluffy animals following us around, we'd be little nervous as well.
It looks like you all had a great time!!! Love all the pics!

The Dugan's said...

LOVE the pictures!!! Sorry for the UTI :(

Scasmflops said...

Oh Joanna, My face hurts so badly from the laughing, and the smiles. Love this post!!!!! Praying for the charm this time. :) Love you, friends.

Anonymous said...

Let's go back!!! :-) Thank you for posting...seriously...Jane will be 5 before I even print some for her album. It's that bad. LOVE IT! LOVE YOU!

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