Sunday, March 19, 2006

Was It All A Dream?!



Whew! After a week of fast paced adventure, we have finally returned to the home-front for some much needed R&R. We had a blast!! Disneyland was wonderful. The weather was awesome, the crowds weren't too bad, the food was . . .well, it was okay. LOL! (I am excited to eat "fresh" food again!)
Sterling and I had the boys up and running early each morning and pretty much going until the fireworks went off at night. We were exhausted to say the least. But, how can you sleep when there is so much to see?! The only person that really found time for his naps was little Myles. My poor boy, I think that he was slightly overwhelmed by the whole experience as his thumb was in his mouth most of the time. He actually has a blister on his knuckle now!
Asher thoroughly enjoyed the "big kid" rides with Daddy while Myles and I were content to stick with rides like "It's a Small World" and "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland". I will say though that Myles giggled like crazy when we went on the tea cups!
One of the highlights was meeting Mickey Mouse in his house. The irony was that, after waiting in line for 30 minutes, Asher was too scared to even look at Mr. Mouse!! Myles was kind of shy about the whole encounter too. So, when they shoed us through the line, this picture was the best one that I could get.



On our third day we finally made it over to "California Adventure". I was so impressed. It was so detailed and elaborate. I regret that we didn't spend more time there although I think that Disneyland appealed more to our little ones.



On our last day in California we decided to take the kids to the beach. Asher had been begging us to go. He loved the ocean. Myles wasn't quite sure what to make of it. I guess that I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was because, I didn't plan on Asher getting into the ocean. I just thought that we could roll his pants up and he would be fine. Well, I sure was wrong!! He got drenched. Unfortunately, we were on our way out of town AND we were out of clean clothes. We tried our best to wash Asher off by the car with some bottled water. I changed him into a different outfit that wasn't too dirty. Because he had no clean underwear, I pulled out his bathing suit to wear under his jeans. As Asher was putting the bathing suit on he innocently asked, "Mommy, why didn't you just let me wear my bathing suit!?" DUH!! I felt like an idiot! LOL!




Finally we were on the road again heading home. We managed to make an overnight stop at Grandma and Grandpa's house in St. George (and do some laundry) which made it nice because our final drive home was only 4 hours long. However, it was not without Myles' intermittent screaming to speed us up! All in all, it was a wonderful trip. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to go.

12 comments:

smartmama said...

oh that looks so fun-- far more fun than the indoor pool at the YMCA which was ous latest fun fmaily outing!

(I so hear you on the food!)

Lei said...

Looks like you had fun, guys! Super cute pics of the boys and you look great! 17 weeks? Nu-huh! Okay, now email me. :)))

Bumbling Bav said...

you and your family look wonderful and you look like you are having a blast!

Complaining to me about your cookie needs.... girl eat up. You have nothing to worry about. YOu are one Hot Pego Mamma...

Man I gain over 65 lbs with my third! But her and the chocolate milk were well worth it!

Evey said...

Ohhh Disneyland. I have been 2 times in the last 4 years and had a blast both times. I too liked California Adventure....did you go on the rollercoaster? It was my first ever rollercoaster.

Hey are you from Colorado? I just noticed your profile says "rocky mountains". Chris and I want to move to CO within the next 2 years.

Zoe said...

Bav- thank you for lifting my spirits! I haven't even looked at the scale this pregnancy . . . I figure that if I don't know that damage I won't get as depressed. I don't think that it is working!! LOL!

Evey- Wow! You guys are regulars! :) I cannot wait until I am not pregnant so that I can go on the roller coaster. Even though it does scare me a little!

I am actually from Utah. My husband thought that I was being too specific in my profile. LOL! So I tried to be as broad as I could! He he! I should probably just have it say Utah. Colorado is so beautiful too. We drove through Vale once and I was in LOVE!

smartmama said...

as long as we're on random ?s--you didn't ever live in IL did you?

Zoe said...

Smart Mama- why yes! I did live in Illinois when I was younger . . . Belleville. Do we know each other?!

moe said...

The picture with Mickey is a classic. Was the little one 'dead to the world'? Looks like so much fun.

smartmama said...

Leslie Whyte-- we used to live in O'fallon- i think you were friends with my sister Kimber?? When i saw your pic i thought i remember a zoe-- and she looked a lot like that-- what like 15 years ago??...

Oh my kids are the reason i can't seem to produce any volume of art! but it is fun in the few spare moments--I show at a gallery in RI and then my stuff online--and shows here and there- but i am too busy to give it any real attention...

smartmama said...

wow you have a good memory-- even the sourdough pancakes!! I thought it was fitting to make an it's a small world connection on the disney post-- Kimber is great- lives in FL has 2 little girls (7 & 5) dh is a wildlife biologist--my email is lgraff@charter.net BTW if you ever want full scoop or a picture of everyone.

moe said...

zoe,

I could pick one man to be with for the rest of my life but, only one flavour of ice-cream? I don't think I could do it. I do REALLY like Mocha Almond Fudge though...

Thanks for the comments on my blog.

Jen Stewart said...

WOW! SOunds like you guys had so much fun! I'm glad you were feeling well enough to enjoy all of this with your family :)

I love the pictures at the beach!