Friday, February 4, 2011

October 2010

This is soo late.. and by time i get to the next post i'll probably have another

Disneyland post to do.
What can I say. We are Disneyland Junkies. :D
So last OCTOBER We planned a trip to Disneyland. My parents were already in Cali on an Anniversary trip so we planned the trip around them so they could meet us for the last part of their trip and enjoy some Disney fun. We invited all who could come..(wishin ash and kt couldve) And headed out.

So here's the scratch on the knee about this trip.
October is one of our favorite Times to go to Disneyland because its essentially dead.
No lines. No crowds. Ever... or so i though.
i forgot about three rotten letters.
Someone once told me that it stands for Utah Enters Anaheim, And now I believe it!
It was SOOO Crowded.. and a tiny bit dissapointing to tell you the truth.
I recently read a friends blog who went to Disneyland and the park met it Compassity~and her post was STILL about how wonderful it was.
And she is right
Its Disneyland after all. Right?!
Who cares about the crowds. It is afterall the Happiest Place on Earth!
So thats all i'll say about the bummer part.
Here are the Wonderful parts~for there are many more to show you.
.. and now a picture post. lots of pictures. some commentary :D

Boo LOVED the shuttle bus on the way to the park.
even if her face doesnt show it. :D
See? Even walking INTO the park looks happy!
Brynlee Boo did ALOT of this. Running running running and Laughing..
Hair is done.. First Visit Pins on! Time for Disneyland.
Look at boo's face. She's not amused.
Jett is handsome.
and Marley seems to be enjoying her new pin. Yum. :D
Lundynns First time in Disneyland.
The cute Baldwins
Shane met up with us later in the week.
The cute Mathews
Cute Aunt Alesa with Deedle (grey) to see Lightning McQueen!

Waiting Outside Tower of Terror.
I love this picture. Arent these boys cute?! Deedle loves his Uncle Jon.

We LOVED the stroller passes.
Half our group would go in on a ride. And Half of us would hang out with the kids.
Then we'd swap. :D Best time saver ever.

Gma Theresa with Marley Moo meeting Chip and Dale.
Deedle being silly in the Tower of Terror gift Shop. Silly Mad Hatter!!

And here's where the rest of our group was.. :D

Look how cute Marley is on the Lady Bug ride. How cute is it that Erin AND Paul took her on this. SO cute!

Gmpa Keith and Alesey takin Jett and Grey on the bugs life ride.

Boo did NOT want to ride this Carrosell.. until i put her on the horse and it started moving.. After that she LOVED it. Can you tell?
This was before she liked the horse and we rode it on the Bench.

see? more running. and laughing.
..because if you stop.. even for a second....
your Grandma will catch you!! :D
.. thats usually just as fun as running though.

Now, some wouldve advised against this. And normally i wouldnt have given her something so big .. with such a huge sticky mess potential...
But isnt life more fun when you can get sticky and messy once and a while?
Especially in Disneyland!

This was one of the Funniest parts of the trip. We were sitting waiting for a parade to start.. and Jett and Brynlee went into the empty street and started Dancing.
Look at Jett here!
He was pullin out all these moves that you cant even imagine. Everyone was laughing so hard. He was the pre show entertainment and he LOVED it. Dana was embarrassed, but we all thought it was hilarious. Brynlee tried to imitate Jett and danced around with her sucker in hand. :D
Ha ha. I got a turkey leg and we took funny pictures of us eating it like savages. I dont know where my picture went though.... :D haha. those are yuuumy.
a little more cute performing.. and the parade was about to begin..
Boo had the Best seat in the park!
i adore this picture.
Alesey.. you are the cutest.
Paul and Marley moo loved the Parade!

And for this reason, this darling picture of my sweet baby, i could care less about the sticky mess that we ended up using half our wipes to clean up.
I mean come on. Doesnt that sticky cheek just add to the cuteness!?
This cute, happy, sticky face is why we love Disneyland so much.
Look at the pure happiness. ha ha ha. Melts my heart into a sticky pile of goo. :D

Gma Theresa and Moo enjoying the parade together too!

Mom and Keith were seriously standing there waiting for the train and talking.. and i thought it looked so cute and cheesey so i took a picture..

I made them smile for this one.
isnt it so cute. It only took me about 20 times to get it.
I'll show you why later. Keith likes to do anything but smile in pictures..
And sometimes Erin wants to join the fun! ha ha ha.

DAY 2!!
First thing we did on the Second day was go wait in line at Pixie Hollow to see the Faries.
There was a tiny line so we jumped right in line. (tiny meant not 2 hours minimum. we still waited at least 45 min and chatted with all the utah teachers and families around us. UEA.. uh..)
Boo Loved looking at all the fairy houses. She was in heaven.
Smelling all the Big Flowers!
looking at all the cool fairy things!!
And then it was our turn. Boo was nervous. (she had a bad little habit of biting her nails when she was nervous... and speaking of bad. my hair. yikes. )
tink was darling.
and of course as soon as we walked out she wouldnt stop saying "tinka bell!!"

This was a lucky little moment.. we were walking by Snow Whites fountain, and there she was! She was the sweetest thing ever! Brynlee loved her. She just stood there and smiled at her!

This is a Cute Daddy with his Boo on Dumbo.

Oh how i wish she'd keep things on her head. Look how cute! i wouldve bought them if i knew she wouldnt through them off faster than i can even get a good picture. O well. maybe next time. she's such a cute minnie~

Its a small world=toddler bliss.
even in line. :D
Hi Paul and Erin.

Now i must explain the next 4 pictures. Yes i know they look identicle..but let me refer back to a previous picture. rememember the one with mom and keith. Rememeber i meantioned how it took me 20 shots.. here's why.
This is what happends when i try to get keith to smile for a picture.
Mom and Alesa. I apologize for the random duplicates.
Watch Keith in the Back.

Me: "Smile Guys! Cute alesa. Mom. grey. Keith. look here and smile"
Cute of everyone.. but .. Keith!!! One more time..

"say cheese! "....."KEITH!!!....
He is the Funniest Dad in the world. ha ha ha. He really doest this all the time.. and its soooo funny!!! ha ha ha I love him!
Moo LOVED its a small world. She did this pretty much the whole time!!
Cute Gma Theresa and Deedle. What a sweetie.
i love this face. She'd just woken from a nap so the energy was craaazy!
see... look at her joy.. freedom.. running.. this is WONDERFUL!!!
jon doesn't look as thrilled.
this one made me nervous. in the sea of strollers lets play a game of where's Brynlee. Can you see her? she's there. She was just moving WAY too fast for Jon. yikes.
just more running..
...and laughing...because when youre 1, who cares about the crowds!
We had special tickets for later that night after the park closed to dress up and go to the Halloween Party.
Boo as you can see was Minnie Mouse.
Like i said earlier, she wont keep ears on
So i made her Pigtails be her Minnie ears.

Jett was an awesome Iron Man!
Grey was a Basketball player. A TIRED basketball player who slept through all the trick or treating and Dance Parties.
This is a better picture of her Minnie Ears.
Brynlee LOVED the Halloween Party. She was so hyper for it being so late~
Even Moo was super happy!
There were big Character dance parties throughout the park. This is Buzz Lightyears Dance Party. It was so Cute. And so fun!
See how much fun Jon was having?!
We were waiting for the firework show.
(Does anyone find it interesting that men can walk for hours straight playing golf, but as soon as they are shopping.. or.. say.. waiting for something, like fireworks, all they can concentrate on is finding the nearest seat..or in this case the nearest germ, gum, and popcorn infested spot in the middle of the street to lay down on? funny guy!)
.. And then later there was the parade!! Look at B's Face. She was in Heaven!!
She danced the entire time!
and LOOK! Deedle even woke up to see the parade!! he's so cute.

You'd think she'd be out of energy at this point.. but she was still just bounding off the walls!

Our last day at the park. Jon was really sick with the stomach flu, so he stayed in the hotel all day while we went to the park.

We got lucky here too. We were just in the Animation Building here and all of a sudden Mickey, Cinderella and Woody came walking in.
This Picture is from Playhouse Disneys Live show. It was soooo cute. They shot out leaves during the My Friends Tigger and Pooh part. Im so sad that show is over. total bummer. Boo LOVED it. She gathered as many paper leaves as she could before they cleaned up. :D

We had time for one last ride...

got back to the Hotel and Boo CRASHED!

And then the sad day came.. and we had to go home. :(
Now its just time to plan our next Disneyland Trip!
o wait. we have. see you in a few weeks mickey!

one more thing.
a little forshadowing for the next post.
the last thing i did in cali was take one of these. and it looked just like this one.


Laci & Daniel said...

Oh my goodness Jenelle!!! Your little girl is SOOOO CUTE!! I seriously want to kiss those chubby cheeks right off!! She just has the sweetest smile and seems so happy! What a fun trip with the fam. LOVED the semi-update LOL :) Have fun in a few weeks!

Julie said...

What days are you coming out to Disneyland?? We have season passes and would love to meet up for a bit on one of the days!

Allison said...

OH MY GOSH! Will you please call me! Whenever get a chance ill make sure to make myself availiable. Love you tons! BTW thanks for the bday wishes!

Richard and Michelle said...

Jenelle that looks like so much fun! I haven't been to Disneyland in way too long. Your babe looks like she had the time of her life, how fun!

Kenzie said...

OH my goodness!!!! How fun is that trip but you are PG!!! YEAH!! I am so excited for you!!! Congrats!!