Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Time in DISNEYLAND!!

Brady and I have been wanting to take Ellie to Disneyland for a few months and we finally convinced my family to come along. Saturday morning we set out to sunny California, we made pretty good time and made it there in the early afternoon. After checking into our awesome hotel we drove down to Newport Beach for a seafood dinner and ate at the Crab Cooker. They allow you to send free postcards to anywhere in the world so we sent 2 ... one to our missionary Zach (who transferred Monday so probably won't even get it) and our niece Hailey (who HATES seafood)!! After a walk down the pier we loaded back up and drove to Anaheim. After a little rest we took the shuttle to Downtown Disney and walked around. At the end this little Bolivian band was playing so we let the kids out of their strollers. They started dancing like a couple of junior high kids, swaying to the music, but not looking at each other. After awhile they found their groove and had a great time.Sunday we got up bright and early and took the shuttle back to Disneyland. Ellie was a little shocked and didn't know quite what to think about it. We met Mickey first thing and then headed to the scariest rides, Pirates and the Haunted Mansion. Then we walked around and did some of the little kid things. Ellie loved Small World the best! Then we headed back for lunch and naps at the hotel. That night we went to California Adventure and the new Toy Story Game/ride was awesome, Ellie loved it even though she wouldn't wear the 3D glasses. We also filled up on the fresh tortillas, delicious!! Then we went back to Disneyland, but it was so crowded that we didn't stay long! I don't know why they set up for the fireworks 3 hours before!!!The next day we finished up Disneyland and stayed all day. Ellie took a nap in her stroller while Brady and I enjoyed a lunch at Tequila Joe's in downtown Disney. Then we went back and watched the fireworks and the snow!! Then we headed back to the room for some well deserved sleep! It was an awesome trip and I can't wait for Ellie to go again when she knows a little more about the characters!!
Ellie seemed okay with the characters, but Ryker didn't like them at all. In the pics you can see Minnie playing with his mohawk and then the dirty look he shoots her!! Pretty funny, all he really cared about was his BUZZ!!

6 comments:

The Robertson Clan said...

sounds like a fun trip! i bet they had the best reactions to everything!!

okay...i swear that ellie and ryker kinda look alike. has anyone every said that? they are the cutest kids!!

The Swan's said...

How fun! I am sad I didnt get to go! =( Its look like you all had a great time!! and It was good seeing you for Bunko wed hope to over christmas!

Marylin and Jimmy said...

What a great trip! We have been wanting to go in the worst way! You and Kellie have such cute kids, they must get it from their Mamas!!! Brook you prettier and prettier with age, maybe now that I am 30 also it will happen to me! :)

Emily B said...

I love the picture of Ryker looking at Minnie like, who are you and why are you standing by me. I'm glad you guys had fun. I really want to see Disneyland at Christmas. I heard it's awesome.

Deanne Hill said...

That's so much fun that you got to go with Kellie! And, I'm a little wary of those characters too- some of those guys look a little shady with their abnormally large noggins! :)

Jason and Page said...

I LOVE disneyland during the holidays!