Saturday, February 20, 2010

538 Pictures...

That is how many pictures I took from our 6 day trip. This is after I went through and deleted all the junky ones. That is your warning. This post is huge. You can click on the collages to see them bigger if you really, really want to.
This was the first time we have taken a vacation with a purpose other than seeing family. Every time Ace has had vacation days, we go to Utah to see our family, but this time we broke away and went crazy partying it up in California.
The kids did great. I was nervous about doing so much and was prepared to take stuff off the 'to do list' due to major melt downs. But they both were so good and there were no melt downs...hooray. The bad part of the trip...Ty got an ear infection on Sunday, so we spent that day in the emergency room, because the quick care we went to wouldn't treat anyone younger than 18 months (can't wait to get that bill).

The week started at Disneyland. My Aunt Allie was nice enough to let us bombard her house for a few days because she lives about 10 minutes from Disneyland. She has a little girl, Cassidy, that is Easton's age and they had blast together.

Disneyland was so much fun. My brother asked me if we were going to Disneyland for Easton & Ty or if it was for me...maybe a little for me...I am not ashamed to admit it, I love Disneyland. I have been many times and I love it every time I go, but this time it was so fun to watch Easton get so excited to go on the rides and see his favorite Disney Characters.

Easton said he had 3 favorite rides... the Buzz Lightyear Ride, Soarin' Over California, and Jumpin' Jellyfish.

This was Ty's favorite ride "It's a Small World". He was dancing and laughing the whole time. So cute. See Ace, he did this in every picture he could. Nice right?

We saw a ton of Characters...more than I have ever seen. Easton loved it (I did too). The first one we saw was Tigger...You can see Easton's apprehension in that picture, but after that, he was giving high fives and talking to all of them.
There was one part of the Disneyland adventure that went slightly badly...Ace took Easton on the Tower of Terror. Just hear me Aunt told me that Cassidy had just done it and she did fine, so I thought that Easton would be able to do it too. Well I was sooo wrong. I waited with Ty while Easton went with Ace and when they came out Easton saw me and he just burst into tears and kept saying, "I wasn't liking that tower of terror. I wasn't liking it." I felt horrible, but I did snap a picture of the picture that they took (that's why it's such bad quality) you can't really see him very good, but you still can see the sad.This was Ty the whole trip...eating fishys with his feet propped up on the stroller. People would pass by pointing "look at that baby". There is only so many times I can smile and nod at the same comments over and over. Whether it's his hair or his feet, Ty always seems to find a way to get people to laugh at him!

Before we headed down to San Diego, we spent the day at Huntington Beach and went to Ruby's on the Pier. The shakes were super good.
That night, we had dinner at Medieval is dinner like you are back in the medieval times watching knights fight and run around like crazy people. It's pretty fun. You are divided up into colored teams and you cheer for your color knight. Ours was the Red Knight--and kicked all the other knights trash.The rest of the time we stayed down in San Diego. The first day there was Zoo Day...
Our hotel was right across the street from the Harbor. They had a bunch of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' looking ships and submarines that we could go on and look at.The ships were cool, but I had major anxiety on the submarines...small and dirty, really not my cup of tea.The last day was spent at Sea World. So fun. Easton wasn't too keen on getting wet which was a slight problem at times, considering the name of the place is Sea World, but he was completely in his element here. We got Easton a Shamu stuffed animal and Ty a dolphin. Easton calls him "Shampoo". It makes me happy every time he says it.
Best story of the whole trip happened at Sea World. We were at the dolphin area where you can pet them and watch them swim around. Easton was so excited. There was one dolphin that kept coming up to us, he let us pet him, even rolled over like a dog, and let us pet his belly...
This is Ace petting the dolphin

Here is Easton giving it a shot

Easton and me

But this dolphin was a trickster. He drew us in, made us feel like we were friends, and then he made his move. He was playing with us and then as he turned to leave completely dunked us with water. He got us all, and then he looked at us, and made a sound that was way too similar to laughter. Easton wasn't laughing.

That is the end of our adventures in Cali. It was such a fun trip. Poor Ty won't remember it, but I do have plenty of pictures to prove to him that he was there.


Lara said...

Yay for California!! It looks like SO much fun! I am totally with you, I think I go to Disneyland more for is my FAVORITE place ever! Glad you guys had fun!

Lindsey said...

I am so jealous- I want to take my kids to Disneyland so bad. I have only been there once and it was a long time ago and I don't really remember it. Did I mention that I was jealous!!

Tawny Christensen said...

dearest darlingest lisa.

what a blast! your family is so cute! pretty sad that you were just in california--my family is here for a weekend at disneyland! it would've been fun to see you guys blasting it up at the park. :)

i hope all's well for you guys! i hope ty's infection is all better and that cute easton's birthday was so happy! alsooooo i meant to tell you that i watched cloudy with a chance of meatballs with jesse... and LOVED it! you were dead on about that being a killer movie-- good call. :)

have a great day!

Brianne said...

I gotta convice Bry to take our kids to disneyland!! It'll happen in a couple years I think!! We did do seaworld last sept. and it was SOOOOO fun! we went for 2 days. I loved that Easton called him "SHAMPOO!" haha! That's hilarious. I can't wait to take the kids to disneyland. mayley knows that is where the all the princesses live! Wow you guys had tons of fun!! I loved all of your pics!

Courtney Alldredge said...

That sounds like one awesome vacation! I must say I am glad to see Easton liked the rides and Disneyland. We go to Disney World in 40 days and I hope Taylee will be brave enough to try things. So glad you guys got to go and have so much fun. Maybe next time you can head my way... I feeling a preschool reunion coming on!