Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Disneyland 2015

We celebrated this land mark in our family by taking ourselves all to Disneyland! Here are some notes I took about our trip.

* Gage's first time on an airplane! He loves "blasting off."  Our flight attendant was named Helene and was polynesian.  We came to love her by the end of that flight. She brought Gage a new treat every two minutes. Finally she just brought him a Delta garbage sack FULL of every cookie, peanut and chocolate that was on the plane.  She loved Gage and said she thought he needed to go to BYU-Hawaii because he would fit right in with his personality.  Helen later showed Naomi some videos on her phone of her girls dancing Tahitian dance. Naomi told Helen all the names of the moves and Helen loved her so much. She said " you nee to move by me and I can be your Auntie!"  Anywa, she ended up sitting by me for the landing. She also gave me some mother advice to be a fierce and involved mother and a few other things that I hope I never forget.

*Naomi sprints everywhere all over the airports. Then collapses. Nay is very concerned about measles.  Also on the plane she followed the safety instruction card and studied it intently. 
As we rove above the clouds she was overwhelmed by the beauty. " Whoa! It's sooo beautiful!! It's so amazing!" Over and over. "It's like I don't know.. Oh I sea of clouds!"

* Disneyland Day 1.
First Disney magical moment.
Naomi spotted  Elsa down the street on a float. I grabbed her hand and the chase began!  We ran down the side walk following Elsa along the parade route for a very long while it felt. We lost the boys, and were just always a step behind Elsa. When we came to a road block and couldn't follow Elsa any further, out of breath, Naomi stood there with her hand on her heart and said: 
"Oh I so want to meet her!!!"
Then she gasped and looked down at her clothes.
"But I'm not dressed!" 
We both cried a little from emotion of the chase, the let down of aaaalmost seeing Elsa's face and the magic of it all. Little magical memory. Then we had to go track the boys. Poor Gage had tripped and scraped his knee trying keep up with all of us. So he joined us in crying. Devin was a bit upset that we had just bolted with no explanation.  Love that memory. We watched the parade and the Disney magic really took hold then. 
The next day we made sure Naomi was dressed properly to meet Elsa.

 Another fun moment was taking Naomi on space mountain. She absolutely loved it!  Cache was horrified and so ticked. So scared.  Naomi was hooping and hollering and laughing so hard saying, "Oh my gosh this is sooo awesome!! "  Gage liked it too, but said he didn't after he saw Cache so upset.  They all loved Star Tours, especially because their Mom was the rebel spy.  I gained new respect from them.

More princess time.

Belle and Naomi discussing their favorite books.  

On the Snow White ride an alligator popped up and Nay grabbed Gage trying to protect him from the alligator! He wasn't scared at all. Just laughing like a crazy man.

The boys had to complete Jedi training to receive their own custom light saber. (My rules, but they thought it was some Jedi rule).  They did it and Naomi got picked to come on stage too. Incredible memory.

Cache was very pleased that Darth Vader had sensed "The force was strong with him."
There was the cutest down syndrome man that did the final fight and defeated the dark side! I loved that boy. It was an awesome fight!

Darth Vader looked at Naomi and said : "Oh no Not in THAT dress!"

First thing in the morning, we were walking in a crowd of adults and no one was evening noticing Lightening McQueen, but he noticed Gage and called him to come over. Gage was star struck, but McQueen talked him down. It was so cool.
We visited Mickey and Minnie's house on the last day.

Thanks so much Mickey! 
We had the most magical time. 

1 comment:

Nick and Sarah Leonard said...

Yay!!! I love all of the pictures and recorded memories. I read this post while subbing in a room full of juniors, and I almost started to cry! I had to stop and get ahold of myself. Then I pretended to yawn since my eyes were watery. Then I finished reading ; )!