Sunday, December 4, 2011

Disneyland Vacation Part Two

This is a continuation of Disneyland part one 
(See Previous Post Below)

Wednesday July 27th
After waking up kinda late, getting ready and eating breakfast 
and having to turn around to get my wedding rings I left behind in the hotel
(I don't trust people enough to just leave them there so we had to go back)
we didn't get to California Adventures until 11:30
Today was our California Adventures day


We started the day off in A Bugs Life Land 
we rode the all of the cute little rides in there 
and got a churro as a snack 


 Entertaining each other in line


First ride of the day
It was cute little boxes you sat in that went around in a circle
and up and down 


Maddux was a little concerned at first when the ride started going up
But then he really ended up liking it 



In a bugs life we also went on a ride like tea cups but it was ladybugs and a cute little
caterpillar ride that took us through different smells 


Next we headed on over to the Monsters Inc ride
I love this one it is so cute 
Maddux really liked it too
He liked the part with all the doors 
and baby BOO


Next we headed over to a cool building that had a ton 
of activities to do and turtle talk



If you go to California Adventures you have got to go to turtle talk
it is so cute and pretty funny too
It is with the Turtle Crush from Finding Nemo 
and he talks to the kids and stuff
Maddux thought it was really cool 


Ty taking a quiz to see what character he is most like 


We also hung out with Marcus and Maria for a little bit here


Then we went to the new Toy Story Ride


It was seriously so rad
it is in all 3D 
and its a game and a ride in one and you try to shoot the most
it is really fun
Its like Buzz but better
I wish we would have had time to go on it twice 

After Toy Story we got a frozen banana as a treat on the way out
and went back to the hotel to give Maddux a nap 
While he was napping we had Carl's Jr. for lunch 
and went down by the pool to chat while maddux slept in quiet 
then we headed back to the park at 6:30


One we got back to the park he was ,happy energized and ready to go on some rides
we went on the airplanes and were all able to fit in the same one together 


He really liked this one
I think it was his favorite of the day
Look how big he looks all strapped into his own seat belt
I just want to kiss that face one million times 



Us in the Toy Story Toy box :)
We are action figures 
Cute huh?!


We met up with Marcus and Maria and they offered to watch Maddux while
Ty and I went on California Screamin and Soarin over California
Soarin and Screamin are my all time favorite rides in California Adventures 
and I was so excited that it worked out that we could go together


After the ride we met back up with Marcus and Maria and our little man
and watched this amazing show called World of Color
It was incredible
It was like an hour long water, color, laser and character show to music
It totally trumps the one in Disneyland 


Pretty at night!
After World of Color it was getting pretty late 
 on our way out we talked to Marcus mom and dad for a bit,
checked out the tron area they had set up 
and looked through a gift shop on our way out of the park for the night 

We laid Maddux down when we got back to the hotel and 
Ty got me and him slurpees 
that we enjoyed that night while hanging out and talking 
until we finally went to sleep
We only had one sicky diaper the whole day
so Maddux was feeling much better 
which was making us all less stressed
and it was much more easy to have more fun

Thursday July 28th
The last day was back to the Disneyland Park to 
go on everything we weren't able to the first day
We got to the park around 10:30 after breakfast
and Maddux was doing so good
I think he was pretty much all the way better by this point 
even though he didn't act sick at all while we had been here
What a cute boy
On our way to the park we met a really cute LDS family from Arizona
They were like my heroes they had a lot of kids and they were all super young 
and close together
Way nice family


We started the day off with all the classic kiddie Rides
First ride we went to was Peter Pan
Maddux made a little girlfriend in the Peter Pan line she was adorable
and they both kept smiling at each other 
It was her first birthday 
He also got a lot of comments on his cute mohawk in all the lines

Next was Mr. Toads wild ride 
He liked the classic kiddie rides 
but I kinda forgot how dark they were 
oh well he had fun still 
he was just a little nervous about the dark at first



In line for Dumbo
He loved this ride 
because it was outside 
and it was fun to go up and down 
He kept smiling at us the whole time 


Maddux made another cute little friend 
in the Dumbo line
He was little 3 year old and Maddux thought he was sooo cool
it was cute to watch them interact 


Next was the longest line of the day
Nemo
But it was so worth it because Maddux was in awe the whole ride
Since it was such a long, tiring hot line 
we got a frozen lemonade to share 
Which really cheered Maddux up 
because believe me 15 month olds do not like to stand in line for hours 


Finally on Nemo


His sweet little face was up to the glass the whole ride
It was seriously the sweetest thing ever


We really wanted to go to Space Mountain so we did the kid exchange thing
to where one of the parents goes on the ride while the other parent 
stays with the kid and when the other gets off the other one gets to go in the fast pass line
It worked out great and neither of us had to wait too long 
But while Maddux and I were waiting for Ty we were being silly
and I took a bunch of pictures of Maddux's many expressions 


I have the cutest KID ever!



haha


Snuggling his money he was so tired


Once Ty got off it was mine turn and since 
I went through the fast pass line I was on and off in no time
I love this ride 
It would have been more fun with Ty by my side but I am glad I got to go on it still


Me and thumbs up dude sitting in front of me 
hahaha

After space mountain it was time to 
go and take maddux back for a nap 
on our way out we got some delish corn dogs for all of us for lunch
I met a really cute lady in line while Ty was getting our food 
she had a little girl and a baby 
I just love meeting nice people

 we all took a nap back at the hotel
I think after 2 1/2 days of walking and the hot sun we were all worn out


We got back to the park at 6:30 and took a few pictures at the entrances 



When we got back we hit the haunted Mansion 
and then Pirates of the Caribbean
I thought Maddux would be scared of Haunted Mansion but he really liked it
I don't think he was old enough to think it was scary yet which was nice
so we could all go on it


Pirates was fun like always and Maddux loved it
except for the drop it kinda freaked him out 
because his little tummy wasn't used to that feeling


After some rides we were getting really hungry
Ty got a Turkey leg
and Maddux and I had some Pizza from a cute little Restaurant




Tired boy this was after a poopy diaper
He hates to be changed on changing tables and it put him in a sad mood for a little bit


To cheer him up we went on the tea cups next
He really liked the combination of the ride, the lights and the music


Watching some fireworks


We then met up with Marcus and Maria 
to do some switching
We watched McCade while they went on Splash Mountain
and we took him on the Winnie the Pooh ride with Maddux 
and then when they got off they watched Maddux and went on the 
Winnie the Pooh ride again with the boys while we went on Splash Mountain 

Then we all went over to ride Buzz one more time and that was the last ride of the night
and of the trip for us
We went to some shops on the way out to get some souvenirs
(mickey ears, Christmas ornament, mickey onesie, mickey car antenna cover Minnie apron, 
mickey for Maddux, shot glass and a first time pin for Maddux)


Maddux playing outside of the shops while daddy was in line 
to get our names on our Minnie and mickey hats 


Do you see his cute little first time to Disneyland pin
so sweet

ok so this is a cute story
we were outside of a store while Ty was in line
and Minnie was close by with a line by her with people getting pictures with her
and stuff and then the guy said ok it is time for Minnie to go to bed so they cut off the line
and she started on her way 
she walked past Maddux 
then stopped came back and patted his head and waved hi to him
it was adorable and his face was so sweet 
He loved her and waved bye bye to her
I so wish I would have gotten a video or picture of it but it all just happened so fast
oh well I will remember it and it was so stinkin cute

We finally got out of the park at about 12:15 and it was kinda sad
leaving knowing that our vacation was over
I am always so sad when vacations have to come to an end 
Do you feel this way too?
even as an adult?
Once we got back to the hotel we laid Maddux down and packed our bags for the 
long next day we had a head of us
Wow were we sore by the last day and finally got to bed at 2am

Friday July 29th
We got up around 8:30 am and got the car all packed up and checked out of the hotel by about
10:00 and head over to McDonalds
Then on the road all fueled up and ready by about 11
Even though breaking up the drive was nice on the way 
we just wanted to get home so we drove straight through on the way home


It was really rainy most of the way
This is what I woke up to 
after a nice car nap
Pretty though right!


Maddux was so good on the car ride home 
We watched a lot of movies, snuggled with his BABY 
and ate lots of snacks
He even took a few naps 


Happy boy!


I thought this was way cool looking so I had to take a picture
Ahead of us were blue skies and white fluffy clouds and 
right behind us in the side mirrors you could see
the dark skies and stormy clouds


We stopped in Prim to get gas, potty break and drinks
and then stopped again in St. George to eat dinner 
at Olive garden
It was way nice to be able to get out for dinner to 
stretch our legs and eat some real food
It was really nice for Maddux too

It was really good safe and smooth drive
up until Lehi that is we were only 30 minutes from home
it was midnight and we got stuck in horrible construction traffic
By this point we were all ornery and just wanted to be home
Luckily we were able to distract Maddux with some Nemo and talking to him

We got home around 1 am 
and laid Maddux right down
It was so nice to finally be home 
Car rides are not very relaxing once you have a baby


The next day Maddux decided he wanted to help us unpack our bags 
or at least wanted to play in the bags
Silly boy




M with his new Mickey ears


I of course had to get some Minnie ears


And we all got our names on them


Ulrich Disneyland Family Vacation 2011 
We had a blast spending time with each other
full of laughs, talking and memories
(both great and stressful with the sickness and all)
I am so glad we were able to go

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