Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have been spoiled the last few times we have been to Disneyland with sun shine. This time it was raining/misting the first part of the trip. What was sad was that I wasn't able to get out my camera like I wanted. I know there are a lot of shots on this post but there were a lot more I missed :( One more complaint, 2 years ago we went the 2nd week of Oct right before UEA. It was really nice, not many people, nice weather. It started to get a little crowded right before the UEA weekend but other than that perfect. So we thought let's go the 1st week of Oct this year and it should be awesome. Wow, wrong. The secret is out! It was so crowded (this is why I don't go in the summer) ok it wasn't as crowded as summer, but it was pretty bad for the "off" season. Note to self: NEVER GO TO DISNEYLAND IN OCT. Ok I'm done :)
The kids really wanted autograph books this year. I thought that would be perfect since it should be great crowds we wouldn't have to stand in too long of lines. They hardly got any because it was so crowded. I told them just to bring their books with us next time. We had so many kids with us, we decided to be nice and just take group shots. The thing that makes me laugh is how you can barley see the characters cute costumes!
Can you tell what costume Pluto is wearing?
Classic Tea Cups!
Grandma Barker and Kaden on Bug's Land ride
Grandpa Barker and Carson
Cierra and Me. I decided next time I am going to let Justin have the camera a few times because I am not in very many pictures. I want my kids to remember that I came ;)
A is for mAtthew
A is for Alyssa
O is for Mckenzie?
Minnie Mouse ready for flight
Cierra, I love her cheesy smile :)
Poor little ones had to wait while everyone went on the rafting ride.

There they are!
Mckenzie went to get on this ride and when we watched her come around she was sitting on this bench between some people we didn't know. We were laughing so hard. When she got off we asked her why she didn't get on one of the horses and she said she couldn't get up (she went on it with older siblings and cousins that could of helped her) we felt bad for laughing (kind of) Last year Carson went on the Mickey Mouse Ferris Wheel and loved it. We had talked it up so he was excited to go. We got in one that slides as it goes around (that's what we did last year) Here he is all excited.
When we moved a little he needed to scoot closer to Uncle Troy
Then we really started sliding
He did not like it this year :)
Tower of Terror picture
So with wanting characters autographs of course comes Pixie Hallow where you get to meet Tinker Bell and her friends. We waited in line for over an hour. This has got to be the coolest place right?
More waiting
Playing by the water while in line
Ready with the autograph book
Almost there...
When they let us in the kids were way excited. The first fairy we came to was Rosetta. She was awesome, talked with each kid, this must have been why the line was so long, they are personal.
Carson with Rosetta, I think he had a crush :)

After Rosetta I'm thinking this is great, then we turn the corner and they had Tinker Bell with Valdila and it is done! They weren't even 2 places to stop. I would have thought Tinker Bell would have been alone. Last time I checked Tink had more than 2 friends Disneyland. Oh well the kids had fun. :)
I went to take this picture by the castle and forgot to put Carson and Mckenzie in, oops!
Waiting for fast passes by Big Thunder Railroad

Winnie the Pooh, Can you tell Matthew just got off Splash Mountain?
Alyssa, Alex & Abby went off for a few mins to get some other autographs.

A random shot by the river of everyone waiting for something
Justin, Carson & Mckenzie by the river
Considering the weather and crowds we really did have a fun time. We are hoping to go to Disneyworld in 2 years so I better get used to the crowds right? You know they are going to be there for sure anytime. :)

No comments: