Which overlooks the pool...
I'm deliberately trying to make you jealous!!
Anyway, we arrived at Disneyland (yes, I color-coordinate the boys--it makes it easier for me to keep track of them in crowds!) and after spending literally hundreds of dollars (you know you can actually make monthly payments to finance your Disneyland trip? No wonder this country is in financial disaster!) we met up with Don's sister
and started the fun fest.
This visit went remarkably better than last year's--last year we spent approximately five hours waiting in lines and went on exactly four rides. This year we had a clue--so we got there much earlier than before and we figured out the "Fast Pass" concept so we were able to wait less and ride more. Also, it was cooler which made things so much more pleasant. Oh, and also there were much less people!
We went on the "Jungle Cruise" first. This was Pickle's reaction:
To things like monkey's shooting guns at us.
She thoroughly enjoyed that one!
Later we did Pirates of the Carribean :
The boys loved it, but Pickle alternated between dancing and hiding her face in fear.
We had yet another "diaper mishap" on the ride and Don was the unfortunate victim! Because he was holding her when the disaster occured, it looked like he had actually wet his pants!
Poor Don! Of course, the boys and I made sure people heard us pointing and saying "Look at that guy--he peed in his pants on Pirates of the Carribean!"
Cotton candy break!!!
For lunch, we had made reservations at the fancy Blue Bayou restaurant which is actually inside the Pirates ride (also a huge improvement from last year when our lunch was water bottles and pulled pork sandwiches eaten while we hunched over in some stools.)
Here's Pickle waiting to go in the restaurant (she's wearing another of her new dresses.)
And here are the big boys and their aunt inside:
And the Pickle with her new baby kitten;
After that we visited the Haunted Mansion. Pickle's face was a mask of pure terror on the elevator:
And Gooser was freaked out inside the ride:
Gooser and Pickle in their mouse ears!
By the time I tried to pose them in front of the castle, Pickle was in her "no paparazzi" mode and refused to cooperate.
Here's Gooser posing for one more in the "Mickey and Friends" Parking Structure.
We never did get to see the Head Rodent in person--he was hidden away in "Toon Town" and the thought of another line made me want to hurl!
By the time we left it was dinner time and we went to the super good Mario Batali pizza place--Pizzaria Mozza. Wow was it delicious--the crust--OMG the crust! I would say half of the pizza ingredients I hadn't even heard of before!
Here's a makeshift pic of a pizza:
Here's a little scene of some Mickeys Gooser collected at the park--he was excited about these because they came in mystery boxes so it was a big surprise to see which ones he got.
This is Patick with his pizza that included an ingredient called "speck." Huh? I don't know--but it was good!
And here's Pickle saying "Get me the freak out of here and take me home--oh but first--let's stop at Pinkberry."
Which we did!
See you tomorrow!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Expensive Giant Vermin Land
Which overlooks the pool...