Monday, October 19, 2009

L.A. Temple and Disneyland Day 1

Last Saturday we drove to L.A. to celebrate my 30th birthday at Disneyland. We were able to stay with my Grandma that night who lives in the San Fernando Valley. On Sunday we took the kids to see the L.A. Temple since neither of us had been there before. It is really beautiful and such a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of a busy city.
Sunday night we drove to Anaheim and stayed at a hotel where my parents drove down from Northern CA to meet us. We had connecting rooms and the kids loved being able to run back and forth into Grandma and Grandpas room. On Monday (my birthday) we were up bright and early and spent the entire day until 10 pm in Disneyland. The kids did so well and no one had a meltdown or needed to go back to the hotel for a nap. Since I got in free I wore a button that said it was my birthday and all the "cast members" kept wishing me a happy birthday. It was such a fun day! I was just as excited as the kids. Here are a few pictures from the day:




The park was decorated so cute for Halloween


Waiting in line of our first ride...Snow White



This was pretty much Grants demeanor for most of the day. He did really well!

Everybody got Mickey ears with their names on the back.
(Ben's pose cracks me up!)

This is on the ship that sails around a little island
(Again, Ben's face!)

It was so fun having my parents there and they were so nice to watch the little boys so we could go on the "scary" rides.

Thunder Mountain
Bradley and Kylie went on all the big kid rides and loved it

We had lunch at my favorite Mexican Restaurant

Ben loved all the characters and even made Pooh hold his "grabber"

He loved Tigger

There was a great fireworks show at the end of the night. I love this picture of Dan, Grant and Kylie watching the show.

There were pictures projected onto Small World while the fireworks and music was going on.

This was the huge Pumpkin Mickey at the beginning of Main Street

5 comments:

So many blogs..too little time said...

What day was your birthday?? Mine was Sunday. We almost went down there this weekend too but we didn't. It looked so nice.

Fred & Charlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! KRISTINA!!

What a wonderful birthday celebration. We loved the pictures of you and your beautiful family.

momtherunner said...

What a fun birthday adventure!! Happy Late Birthday!!

Austin Sheens said...

That's so cool! Did you guys go back home on the following Tuesday? Did you take the kids out of school for that adventure?
-Logan

Patsy said...

what a great holiday and birthday celebration! Just super pictures and a reminder of our LA Temple experience. So glad you had soo much fun!