Sunday, February 15, 2009

Disneyland in Watercolors..

No not really but in pictures..just as good. Yesterday we celebrated Parkers 8th Birthday with a trip to Disneyland! I was worried that It was gonna rain but it was good weather besides it FREEZING at night! I Took SO many pictures and it was hard to choose which ones I wanted to post.
We got there at about 11am and MAN I think the longest line we waited in was the ticket line. Parker got in for free for his birthday and got a Big Happy Birthday pin. Everyone was wishing him Happy Birthday all day long. We got the 2fer and are heading to California Adventure tomorrow! My feet are tired after Disneyland yesterday the scrapbook convention today my dogs are gonna be ready to be put down tomorrow...luckily it is pretty small.

Gabe left something in the car so we waited for him at the tram. It was sunny so I put Ava's glam shades on.

Inside the park..we of course have to take the infamous flower picture..It was almost a mob fight too..every time we kept trying to take a picture someone would jump in front of us.

The first ride we went on was Finding Nemo Subs..we have never been on it so I wanted to get that one out of the way first..here is Gabe and Ava in line

Parker found a way to entertain himself in line

This was a fun ride

Ava really enjoyed looking out the window too..she was so fascinated with everything!

Afterwards we went to the Autopia..Parkers Favorite ride. He was finally old enough to drive the car by himself but he still wanted me to ride with him..the gas pedal is a little hard so I worked that while he steered.

Me riding with Parker

Because we have an infant we got to get rider switch passes which is awesome cause After we rode Parker got to instantly drive Gabe next

While in tomorrow land I had to go change Ava so Parker and Gabe played some video games and than we figured we would get Fast Pass for Space Mountain but the ride was close..all of a sudden it opened up and I walked right in with Parker and got on the ride..Gabe got to do the rider switch but Parker did not care for Space Mountain so Gabe went on by himself..That ride is a little too crazy for Parker..I felt bad afterwards for taking him on it..they made it faster i think cause even I was like WTH??..This is Gabe's picture from it..Pretty funny

To mellow things out we went to the Buzz Lightyear ride
Once again Ava was in a trance

Parker got to a level 2

My goal was to have Parker pose in front of each land..could not do it though..so much to see in such little daylight time

We went over by frontier land and than to adventure land where we got fast passes for Indiana Jones and Parker played in the Tarzan house..
We got pretty hungry and went and ate at the New Orleans restaurant and surprised Parker with his own special treasure chest birthday cake.

Afterwards it was back to Adventure land and we went on the jungle cruise

Ava's face looking at the animals

We had to go to the Tiki room of course

Ava's face I could not get enough on her reactions to a lot of the attractions

Parker had 2 Dole Pineapple Whips..He asked me if he could buy a bucket of it to take home

It was off to Indianan Jones which we did the switch..Parker was a little afraid than afterwards he went on again with Gabe and than it was over That was the ride he wanted to go on over and over again..
Off to the Pirates...I just love the smell of that place when you walk inside!
I had to take a picture of the cats..it is my favorite part

We went on a few other things and went to a few stores than it was off to It's a small world

I really like the new additions to the ride!

After that ride you have to exit through the toys store (sneaky Disneyland) and Ava could not get enough of this princess so of course I had to buy it for her

They started closing stuff for the firework show but we managed to get on the little dumbo circus train ride..by this time I was Freezing my butt off..It was SO cold

I could not tolerate the cold anymore and Ava was out for the count so we made a last stop to the Haunted Mansion and then went home. It was a really good time..can't wait to get my passes.

3 comments:

Amy, David, and Baby Cambria.. said...

Gabe is such a dork! Like he's NEVER been on that ride before. Glad your getting good use out of that Pink cover thing I got you =)

Iris said...

Oh man I used that Bundle Me SO much..It is such a Savior!
Thanks again...Yeah Gabe haahahaha He is funny

Ally said...

Awww...I'm so bummed I didn't get to go :( It would have been fun for me and Ava to both seen Disneyland for the first time together!