Friday, November 19, 2010

Life Moves On

After coming home from Disneyland we played catch-up and now I think we are done with catch-up.  Life just moves on and forward without you wanting it too sometimes.  Samantha played in her first official flute recital last night.  She was so cute.  There were four or five other brand new flute students that played as well.  I am just amazed that they can play so well for so young.  I was able to accompany the recital and that was a fun experience for me.  There was some pieces I had to practice quite a bit to get them ready so it was a good challenge.  Devin has been super busy at work this week.  He got to go to California the day after we got home from California.  So it was hard to have him gone for a week.  This year for Thanksgiving we are staying in Cache Valley.  My parents will be in Indiana for Thanksgiving so we will spend thanksgiving at Deonne's.  Bonnie and David's family will come up too.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween at Disneyland

There are two holidays that Disneyland decorates for, Christmas and Halloween.  We were so glad to have picked this awesome time to visit Disneyland.  It was so much fun.  The kids had a blast and I hope they remember it for a long long time.  We took 247 pictures over the last week so it was a little overwhelming to sort through and choose my favorites to share.
Mickey Mouse all pumpkined out.  They had amazing decorations throughout Disneyland.
This guy was scary!
Conrad and Traeden both battled him and did awesome!  Isn't this a little kids dream to be a Jedi?  
I love both Conrad's and Traeden's faces here.  They are so into this!  From the audience they only choose about 20 kids so the boys were elated that they were both chosen.
Abi loved the Horses on the Carosel Ride.  
The kids dressed up for Mickey's Halloween Party.  Grandma got them glow sticks which were a great idea. It helped us find each other in the dark.  They had trick or treating, a parade, and fireworks plus the rides were all open.  Lots of fun but really crowded.
This is in California Adventures which we got to go back and forth from Disneyland because of the hopper passes.  This ride was fun and got you really wet.  My dad loves canoeing so I think this is a cool pictures of him!
Abi was so excited to see Mickey Mouse.  We had just went to see Woody and she would not each get close to him or the solider so I was really surprised when she kissed Mickey's nose.  Unfortunately I didn't catch it on film.
Meeting the Princesses was a highlight for the girls.  We did this first thing Thursday morning and it was a good thing because the line gets long.   You get to meet three princesses and they take time to talk with them and pose for pictures.  Abi especially had lots to say to Snow White.  Snow White had even the little giggle down.
Toon Town at Minnie's House

Conrad got a part in the High School Musical Show
Halloween night at home before trick or treating.  Everyone changed costumes except old Captain Jack.
We had a great time and were really happy my parents came with us.