Friday, July 9, 2010

Disneyland Trip Report and Photos!

A dream come true!


Ever since I was a little girl, I have been in love with 
all things "Disney".

And I have always dreamed of staying at the Disneyland hotel!
And on this trip, my dream came true!

That is me!
Minnie mouse hat, braids, and goofy smile!
I was soooooo happy to be there!

My parents very generously blessed us with this trip to celebrate
India's graduation, all our birthdays, and our anniversary.
I actually cried with joy when we checked into the hotel.

I know. 
I probably need some kind of therapy, but I really was so excited that I cried.

These are the neato toiletries in the bathrooms at the Disneyland hotel!
I LOVE them!!!

Our princesses with Cinderella at the Princess Lunch at Ariel's Grotto.

India's cap has Micky Mouse ears on it and happened to be in 
her school colors!

The chef came out to talk to us about Ahnalin's corn syrup and food dye allergy
and brought this blood orange sorbet that was just fresh blood orange juice, 
sugar and sparkling water. Ahnalin was thrilled!

Look!!! It is the Goose Girl!!!

My girls spotted her when we were on the
"It's A Small World" ride and made 
me take her photo. It is too blurry, but I love it anyway.

The couple in front of us on the Small World ride
took this picture of us. 
It is one of the few pictures that I am in because I took most of the pics. 

Captain EO was quite a treat for Don and me, but the
girls were not sure what to think of it.
India asked if it used to be a "really big deal" or
more of a joke.  The movie stars
Michael Jackson and was a super big deal in the 80s!
Ahnalin did pretty well during movie,
even though she usually can't handle 3D films.

And of course, we saw a lot of ducks.
Ahnalin has been crazy about ducks since she was a little baby.
 On our first trip with her to Disneyland, when she was
15 months old, she fell in love with the ducks and
so now she takes way too many pictures of ducks!
This mama duck was all business in getting her babies
across the walkway into the castle moat!

 It was so good to see India so relaxed and happy after this difficult school year.
Sometimes I think looking forward to this trip was a big part
of her determination to graduate.

And yes, we did get a photo with Mickey himself!

Ahnalin decided to practice her ballet while we waited
to eat at the Big Thunder Ranch BBQ on July 4th.

India decided that she was being too calm so she went to bug her.

Mayhem ensued!

Ahnalin decided to pinch India.
India fully earned this!

India is now trying to control the beastly hands she unleashed!

After making her all crazy, India brought her back to me and dumped her
in my lap! Ahnalin won as usual!

Yep. She is the little sister!

Oh, and this is my patriotic picture.
Navy and white outfit and red red red sunburned face!

We had a wonderful trip and loved every minute of it.
Now we are back home and I am trying to catch up with life.

I need to get back to sewing now!

Thank you all for your prayers.
We felt them and are so grateful.


LAnderson (Southern Stitches) said...

Aren't parents just the GREATEST when they gift you with something totally unexpected?! I'm so happy for your family - the looks on your faces show what a wonderful time you all had!
I missed you while you were gone - used to reading your tweets and fb status messages! Glad to have you back home and getting back to sewing!

Ellie Inspired said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! Loved the pictures and I missed you while you were gone too!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for our wonderful Parish family that you had a super great time. So grateful that all the conditions, weather, health and happiness were all met. Your parents love each of you and so very very proud of you. Love from us always.

Debby said...

Isn't Disney the greatest. Looks like you all had fun. Love the hats and the outfits. Don't you wish you could live there, hah.

ShirleyC said...

Great pics! I'm glad you all had a great time.

doreen said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time. Theme parks brings out the kid in us. Glad that you made it home safely.

MamaOfTwo said...

I'd have cried, too, Sivje! Kindred Spirit here!

Glad you had the time of your lives. Sounds like it was the perfect trip with many wonderful memory-book moments shared.


cshort said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. And no you don't need therapy, it's ok to be emotional at Disney.

Amy said...

I adore that polka dot Minnie Mouse outfit. She's so cute!

I'm glad you were able to go and have so much fun.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time. We had Disneyland passes for 2 years, and loved going there all of the time. Now it's been 2 years since we've been there, so we're thinking of getting passes again. Great photos.