Sunday, June 10, 2012

Disneyland 2012

 Nothing like stealing a splash mountain photo so you don't have to pay $10 bucks for it!
 We love Heimlich's choo choo train.....can't you just smell the watermelon?

 Winnie's first trip to the beach!  Huntington beach is awesome and we love it!

 Nothing to see here!
 Watching surfers, diving birds and dolphins off the pier.  Our kids thought that was really cool.

 Winnie riding the Winnie the Pooh ride with big brother, Wil.
 Poor Joshy made it all the way through the line only to fall asleep as we got on the ride.  He missed the whole thing!

 This was one of my favorite moments at Disneyland this time around.  Going on the Little Mermaid with Winnie.  She was fascinated by everything in there.

 Of course the boys had to run through the fountains by Paradise Pier.  Then we heard nothing but whining about being wet for the next hour!  At least it was fun for a minute.
 I have mixed feelings about the Bug's Life show.  This year Wil did ok, but I had to carry Bennett and Winnie out of the theater because they were both screaming in terror at the scary bugs.
 This was pretty much how Winnie ended every day.  Cuddled in her crib with her milk and dead to the world around her.
 Cute cousins exhausted after all the fun!

These are only a few of the pictures from our Disneyland trip.  It was hard to juggle our regular camera plus two cameras on our phones and I still don't have all the pics together, so there may be a round two or even three of these pics.  In a word Disneyland was MAGICAL.  I have never had so much fun and been so exhausted as I was on this trip, but it was worth every second.  We went with my sister, Heidi, and her family.  We stayed the first night in Henderson where my boys discovered the coolest thing since sliced bread.....a hide away bed.  To this day, Bennett is still asking if we can go back to the hotel with the sofa that magically turns into a bed.  Now they wonder why our sofa isn't so cool.  We spent 3 1/2 days in Disneyland.  We discovered that Bennett is very brave.  He is 3 1/2 and would try any ride he was tall enough for including space mountain, tower of terror 3 times and Big Thunder Railroad at least 4 times.  I was very impressed.  Wilson is like me.  He enjoyed the slower rides that were just as fun.  He did love the river run ride in CA adventure.  We managed to completely avoid It's a Small World because both babies were sleeping when we were in that part of the park.  The favorite is still Pirates of the Caribbean and I lost count after the 12th time going on it.  My new discoveries this time were the pineapple soft serve at the Tiki Room (my sister and I ditched the boys while they went on Pirates) and it was worth the half hour wait to get it.  We also went to the Wilderness Explorer Camp that was by the Grizzly River Run.  If you've never found it before and you are an UP fan, GO!  It is super cool.  You get this map and earn badges by going on zip lines and climbing up walls and my kids probably could have spent an entire day there.  We never even knew it was there!  We already have to go back soon because we missed the opening of Cars Land or whatever it's called.  It opened a month after we went.  Darn, I guess we'll have to go again!