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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Disneyland

For Emma's 9th birthday, instead of having a party she decided to take a friend and go to Disneyland. So yesterday was the big day. Ella got to go as well. It wasn't her first time but the only other time she has been was when she was 5 weeks old so that doesn't really count. During October, they have a Halloween theme throughout the park and this is the first time we have been there for it. So it was fun to get different pictures than usual. I was adamant about getting one with Mickey and Minnie but didn't want to spend out whole day waiting to see characters so we didn't get any of the other characters. One of these days I will have to take Ella and just get her with all the characters. It was a great day and Emma even got to get her face painted (something we wouldn't normally spend the money to do). Ella was good as gold as usual but we did find out that she doesn't like loud noises in the dark! The only times she cried the whole day were when we did the Jungle Cruise and during the Fireworks. On the Jungle boat, we were seated right next to the very loud engine and it was dark and she cried the whole time. Then during the firework show, they had VERY loud, spooky Halloween music playing during the fireworks which of course were very loud themselves. She didn't like that either which is peculiar since she had no problems with the fireworks at 4th of July. I think these were just too close and too loud. Not to mention that these two things that made her cry were both at the very end of the day at 9pm. Enjoy the pics....and to those of you who live out of state....here is a good reason to come visit us!!!

Emma and her friend, Shelby, on Main Street


Mickey, Emma and Ella

Ella wearing Emma's pirate ears


Emma and Shelby with their new hats on
It's a Small World


From the back



Lovely picture of mommy and Ella inside
It's a Small World


Playing in the fountain in Toontown (I have the
same picture of Abbey doing this 9 years ago)



Hanging out


Minnie with Emma and Ella



Good friends!!!


Ella needed a little cat nap!!


Emma's face painting













12 comments:

Lacey said...

Oh that is so not fair, I'm so jealous.

stephanie said...

How cool is that! Disney on your b-day. Emma's face looks beautiful!And I love the pirate hat. That must have been the best! What a great idea.

The Lehnick Family said...

So much fun! Love Disney on your birthday! Cute pictures!

Emily said...

Oh... I LOVE Disneyland. For several years we went every Thanksgiving Day. Darn economy... hasn't happened in a while. When we go, you'll get a call from ME! Glad they all enjoyed such a fun day!

Adrienne said...

Looks like so much fun!! I want to take our kids next spring. I love Ella just totally relaxing in her stroller-she's so cute!!

ABandCsMom said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Happy Birthday Emma! I'm so jealous that you can just go to Disneyland whenever the mood strikes. You're so lucky!

Heidi said...

What a great way to spend a birthday!! I wish I was there right now! We may be coming in May - I will let you know - I would just love to meet you!

Tina said...

Can't believe you have a disneyland right where you live...what fun and how lucky! I love the picture of Ella hanging out by the fountain with her arm resting on the wall, she's too cute and I LOVE her outfit, she's really one well dressed baby! Looks like the kids had a great time, hope it wasn't too tiring for you? What a wonderful birthday gift for Emma.

Kristin said...

I'm so jealous! I was just telling Steve last night that I want to go during Halloween next time. We did Christmas there last year.

heidi marie said...

what a cool way to spend a birthday. looks like everyone had fun! and i wanted to tell you that everytime you blog up loads and ella's pic pops up at the top it makes me smile. she is so stink'in cute!

Tausha said...

I have been to Disneyland several times but have never made it there during the Halloween festivities, I am so jealous. Maybe someday we will make it. Looks like you all had so much fun!!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Looks like so much fun!!! And Chloe has that same flower outfit! they'd probably look like sisters if we dressed them both in it. ;) Glad you guys had a special day.