Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Owen's birthday present from us was a trip to Disneyland, and after a long 3 weeks of waiting, we hit Anaheim this weekend with some of my best friends from my Glendale years, Rose, RaeEtta, and Rae's daughter Ashley.

With a 4 year old who finally can wait in a line, a short drive, cheap lodging (thanks Rae and Bert), and a family of only 3, we figured, this is a great time to go. So, we unloaded Owen's piggy bank of the birthday money he saved for treats and eats at Disneyland and hit the road.

Here are the pics from our day!

I survived the day WAY better than I expected. In fact, Owen finally collapsed in the stroller at 5:30, but we didn't leave until almost 9. He loved everything with his top 3 things being the roller coaster in ToonTown, the Jedi Training Show, and the Buzz Lightyear Shooting Gallery. We just loved seeing him enjoy himself, and once again, it was a reminder that when we are able, we should do more stuff like this.

If you've been to any of the Disney parks, what are some of your favorite memories??


Laura said...

I don't know what it is, but he looks so grown up in the video of your trip, so cute! Glad you had a good time, we miss you!

Patty said...

What a great memory for you all!

We took Mea and her folks for Mea's 5th birthday. What an amazing time we all had.

After the parade, Mea was sitting on David's shoulders and said, "Daddy, this has been the bestest day of my WHOLE life!" Too cute!

Julie said...

Oh man, I have so many wonderful memories of Disneyland. My grandparents used to take us every time we went to visit them in Camarillo.

Some of the most distinct memories I have of my grandaddy are sitting in his lap begging him to ride It's a Small World over and over again. And I would jump in his lap every time on the Pirates of the Caribbean when you could see the ghost in the mirror. And I threw up on the teacups. And every year they would buy me one thing and I bought the same white sweatshirt with the castle on it that said Disneyland under it every year.

Good times. So glad O boy enjoyed it!

andrea said...

You are so brave to go to Disneyland as a pregnant lady! What a dedicated Mommy! Owen looks adorable and I am glad you guys had a great time!

Marla Hyder said...

Great pictures! So fun to see you all!