The Happiest Place on Earth!

I did a report on Walt Disney in the 4th grade. On the day that I was scheduled to make my presentation to the class, I actually dressed up like Walt Disney (I have elected NOT to share those pics with you). My childhood is filled with memories of Disneyland... insomnia the night before we were going, the joy and excitement of all the rides and attractions, and the sheer exhaustion after we returned home.

My nephews, Devon and Dylan, have the month of October off school... the blessing of a year-round schedule. My mom decided to take the boys for their first official Disneyland trip together. Devon is 8, and Dylan is 5... the perfect ages to be swept away by the magic of the happiest place on earth. Eric and I were thrilled to go along and be a part of this childhood milestone.

Mommy, Daddy, and Anna at "It's a Small World" ride

Anna is mesmerized by the sights and sounds of one of Disney's oldest and most humble attractions. (I'm going to be singing the "It's a Small World" song for days...

Grammy shows Devon and Dylan the Matterhorn.

Dylan makes himself sick with cotton candy... (okay, who are we kiddin? Grammy and I had a bunch, too!)

Dylan and I waited 30 minutes to meet Mickey!

Anna can't contain her excitement...

Sugar and air.... YUM!

Dylan didn't mind posing for a photo here... but only after I explained to him that this whale was not real...

Eric sacrifices himself to take the boys on the tea cups...

After being tricked into going on Space Mountain, Dylan harbors some bitterness until we let him pick the next ride... ta da... we waited over 20 minutes to ride around in a circus train.

Anna's not sure what's going on... what is "Disneyland" anyway???


Paige said...

I don't blame Dylan, that whale is scary! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Lindsey you look fantastic! I don't know how you do it with such a small baby, you go girl!

Carrie said...

Looks like SO much fun! Glad you were able to enjoy it before the fires! Hope your family is doing ok!