Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Disneyland March 2010

It's been two whole years since we've been to Disneyland and Jeff and I were having serious withdrawals (I know we're ridiculous, you don't need to tell me). So off we went! We got a deal on a hotel, we got a deal on tickets, and only bought one meal in the park, so even food was inexpensive.Here are my cute excited little guys waiting for the park to open. They were climbing on the giant letters that spell out California. They're so cute!!!

Jeff's parents, Mike and Mary, came with us and they made it even better! The past two times we've gone, we've had some of my family come along, so their turn was long overdue. Having them there also meant that the boys were a little more spoiled than they might have been (take a look at the Disney shirts they're all wearing- thank you Grandma!)
Grandma also somehow got suckered into buying Mickey shaped ice cream. It must have cost hundreds of dollars- I didn't dare to ask. Gabriel felt deeply cheated that his ice cream didn't have a stick like all of his brothers- you can see how happy he is in the first picture, but once we traded with him, all was better than good.

My Funny Boys

When The big boys went with the other grown ups on Indiana Jones, the little ones and I went for a walk and then we got some french fries. Knowing that the big boys would be disappointed about not getting the novelty of fries, we quickly gobbled the last ones and threw away the container when we saw them coming. Then I said "Okay, little guys, those were our secret french fries, so we can't tell anyone we had them". As soon as Jojo saw his brothers he shouted excitedly, "GUYS! Guess what?! We had secret fries, but we can't tell anyone!". Hahaha!!! This was met with the disappointment I expected from the big brothers, but, oh well, they got to go on Indiana Jones.

Look at my cheesy little actors "trying very hard" to get the sword from the stone. They did this for several minutes before any of us noticed their theatrics- they're usually weird for their own enjoyment.
The first photo makes me laugh the hardest because, well, just look at Bear's face. But secondly, because one boy is pulling up and the other is pulling down. Hahahaha.

The Characters
The Tigger photo was taken right after Jojo actually knocked Tigger over from crashing into him with the worlds most insanely energetic hug. It was kind of hilarious.

The Rides
Notice the posed surprised face we all have on the Splash Mountain photo. Even Jojo did it!
Jeff, the big boys, and I all decided that Space Mountain was our favorite ride. Gabers and Jojo say that Pirates and Winnie the Pooh were theirs.

Disneyland wears you out. Especially when you miss a nap. But all the walking and sounds and excitement definitely proved to be too much for Gabers and he zonked out. Mary pointed out how funny it was that he sound asleep in the middle of the day wearing a festive button that reads:
"I'm Celebrating". Hehehehe.
Jeff has a very fond memory of going to Disneyland with his paternal Grandfather. He was so exhausted at the end of the day his grandpa carried little Jeff out of the park sleeping on his shoulder. When he and I realized that little Jojo's grandpa was doing the same thing, we had to get a photo. This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip.

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skcoe said...

He knocked Tigger over? HAHAHA! That is hilarious!

Oh, and if you were wondering these pictures don't make me jealous at ALL. Who even needs a stinking trip to the happiest place on earth?

Not me.

Rick said...

So, the pic with the boys eating the fries...were they Pirate Fries, or Suprise Fries, or did you get some of both?

Rick said...

I think it's just fine Jojo knocked over Tigger since last time Tigger knocked Jojo over. 'Cept it's prolly not the same guy in the costume two years later. At least, I HOPE not.

Rick said...

Hey, Chell, remember when WE posed for one of those "ridedrop pics" only instead of being "surprised" we pretended to be alseep? HAHAHAHA!!!!

Melinda said...

Oh man, I haven't been to Disneyland since I was like 12, now I want to go! WAH, waah, waah, waah! :) (Looks awesome and totally fun! Love the pictures!)

also known as shell said...

LOL over rick's comment saying that he hopes that the tigger wasn't the same guy inside two years later. LOL.

I'm glad you had such a fun time. Its making me excited to go next week seeing your pics!

Laura said...

Yay! I love your pictures! Jojo knocked Tigger over and Mr. Incredible knocked Noah over, so at least Jojo got even for Bo! I am so happy for you that Mike and Mary got to go with you. What great memories for you all to have!

Laura said...

Yay! I love your pictures! Jojo knocked Tigger over and Mr. Incredible knocked Noah over, so at least Jojo got even for Bo! I am so happy for you that Mike and Mary got to go with you. What great memories for you all to have!

Marisa Jean said...

I haven't been to Disneyland since I was 16--take that. I tried to get my hubby to go, but he has vowed never to step-foot in that park until we have kids. Good thing next month (oh my does it feel good to say that) my little bundle will be here and I'll finally have a reason to go to the greatest place on earth.

Cheeseboy said...

Awesome. My Uncle and Aunt look thrilled. What great grandparents they must be.

BTW, that caterpillar ride has to be the LAMEST Disney ride ever invented.