Sunday, March 29, 2009

Disneyland & Grease

Scott, William, & I went to Disneyland on Wednesday & Thursday of last week to spend time with Scott's family:
Day 1:
In the airport: getting ready for our first flight with William:Happy baby: until the plane takes off, of course. He cried or fussed for a good portion of the flight.Arriving at Disneyland: William's tired from crying so much on the plane. I love his long eyelashes, pouty lip, & everything else about him.Happy again after getting some shuteye:Saying "hello" to Grandma - I love his somber face:Preparing to fight the "Evil Emperor Zurg" - Will's psyched:Wanting to get in on the action: Will started crying about halfway through the ride because it was so loud & there was too much to look at - sensory overload:Going to dinner at an all-you-can-eat buffet. The soft-serve ice-cream was SO good.
William w/ Aunt Karen & cousin Kayla: After we finished dinner, we took William back to the hotel to stay with Grandma & some more of the younger cousins while the rest of us went back to Disneyland. Dennis, Karen, Kayla, Scott, & I spent most of the time on Thunder Mountain. It was so much fun zooming around on the roller coaster at night - it was even better when the fireworks show started & they lit up the sky in front of us as we climbed the hill of the roller coaster - it was such a happy experience.
Day 2:
Scott & I got to the park early, so we could get pictures of William with the characters.
Really excited to meet Goofy - Will looks like he can barely contain himself ;)PlutoFlying w/ Dumbo:Going through a tunnel on Dumbo's Circus Train: William's eyes got so big - I think this was his favorite ride - it wasn't scary like Snow White & Pinocchio.Taking a break from "The Happiest Place on Earth" to get some grub at Denny's - Scott & I were craving biscuits & gravy. William had his first taste of gravy & didn't seem all that impressed:My handsome boys: I never knew I could love anyone as much as I love them (I know that might sound cheesy, but it's true).Grandma & Grandpa got William a Mickey firefighter pin - as a matter of fact, they bought pretty much everything for everyone this trip: Disneyland tickets, food, gifts - thanks Dennis & Gail!Ben & Jessie tried 3 or 4 times to get in the Jedi Training show until they were finally picked: it made their day.
Ben (in the Fantasia hat) & Jessie (in the pirate hat):Abbygail, Josh, Ben, Noelle (in the background), Gail, Scott w/ Will, Michelle w/ Barbie, & Kyle w/ Nicki (even though you can't see her):Racing to get food:Nicki, Ben, Barbie, Abbygail, Jessie (behind Barbie), & Kyle sitting pretty at Cheesecake Factory: Will loves his bottle - he starts to cry/laugh when he sees it & reaches for it with his mouth wide open: We finally got a picture with Mickey - we went back to the park after dinner w/ our only mission being to find him. Will was so tired, but he toughed it out to meet his destined-to-be-best-friend:Out like a light: You may notice the white stuff around his hairline: the suntan lotion from the previous day wouldn't rub all the way in & wouldn't wash off either (it's still there today as well, 4 days later):Well rested & happy - William was such a good boy at Disneyland, especially for being 5 1/2 months old. It's going to be so much fun to take him back when he's older & he will actually be excited to be there: When we arrived back in the bay area on Friday, we left William w/ my Aunt Bev while Scott & I went w/ my mom & dad, Steven & Amy, & Brad & Rachel (Steven & Brad are my brothers) to San Francisco. My parents bought us tickets for Christmas to see "Grease" on Broadway. We went into the city on Bart & ate at Taylor's Refresher - they have amazing burgers, fish tacos, sweet potato fries, & milkshakes. After dinner, we enjoyed "Grease" as a family - the cast did an awesome job, & we even got to see Taylor Hicks perform as Teen Angel (the "Beauty School Dropout" guy) - he was such a dork, but really good & so fun to watch.
Man, we've had a busy & amazing week!


  1. We saw Grease with Taylor Hicks too!! ... but it was last summer in New York. I thought it was SO good, didn't you?? When I got home I watched the movie again to compare.

    I'm so jealous about Disneyland too! I've been in such a Disneyland mood the last few weeks and I'm totally wanting to go there. What a fun week!

  2. It looks like Will had a great time at Disneyland, it really is the happiest place on earth! I just love seeing his big blue eyes and happy little smile. He is a darling little boy!

  3. I am so glad that you guys had a fun time at Disneyland. I wish that I could have been there. It has been forever since I have been there. I still can't believe that you went to Grease and you had Taylor's Refresher again. Very jealous, but how fun

  4. That looks like such a fun trip! I'm surprised at how relaxed Will looked on the rides! He's just like hanging out, having a nice day.

    And I'm going to email you back, I swear, I just have been actually doing work when I'm at work. I know--it's weird.

  5. I loved this post. Your son is so cute, I can't get enough of his pictures. You're such a cute little family. I wish you lived closer. Watching the fireworks while on Thunder Mountain is one of my all-time favorite things to do at Disneyland... *sigh* it IS the happiest place on earth.

  6. Awesome weekend! I can't believe we didn't get any photos at Grease! I totally forgot about bringing the camera. Fun memories though.

  7. CUTE pictures!! Will is just such a handsome little guy! He has no idea he was missing all the fun- what a great vacation-- glad you survived the plane ride too.. that's always the nerve-racking part!

  8. I love the pictures of Will. He is so cute. Melissa enlarged the pictures so I could see them. I am looking forward to meeting Will in person.
    Love you all
    Grandma Aileen

  9. What a fun trip! Will is so handsome. I love that little face and his beautiful eyes!


I LOVE reading your comments, whether you are a friend, acquaintance, or blog stalker, so thank you ahead of time for stopping by & saying hello!