Wednesday, November 4, 2009

YES, we are alive and YES, I know you are all as tired of seeing that dumb bowl of popcorn on our blog as I am. You can now relax and not worry any longer, because I have returned to blogging.

The past month in three words: JAKE'S BIRTHDAY and DISNEYLAND. Probably Jake's favorite month of his entire life. The week before we left for Disneyland we celebrated Jake's birthday with friends. Of course in Fall Fashion. We went to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving point and did the corn maze and all of the fall festivities there. We even played some good old fashion tether ball, which of course I lost at. Afterwards we came back to our house for cheesecake and fun. We had everyone wear birthday glasses, which is what Jake is wearing in the picture. Jake's birthday was on one of the days we were in Disneyland, so he was able to celebrate it there! We made sure the whole week that we told the restaurants it was his birthday so he would get tons of free desserts.

Disneyland was GREAT! As you all know, it was my very first time. We flew in Saturday afternoon and met up with Jake's family. (Dad, Mom, and sister Amy's family) Jake and I went in on Saturday night because it was the only night they were having the Fantasmic show. We got there and it was INSANELY busy. We were getting slammed around by people walking by, and dodging strollers. We went and rode a few rides and then were a little late for the Fantasmic show and got stuck with the great view of a tree in our faces. We stood there moving our heads back and forth for a few minutes until we decided it wasn't worth it, so we went to ride more rides. I guess I was expecting thrill rides and was expecting to be scared for some reason. After Jake reminded me a few times that Disneyland was made for kids, I was able to chill out and have fun. Lame, I know.

We spent 5 days between Disneyland and California Adventures and it was SUPER fun. We went on almost every single ride in Disneyland, and a select few in California Adventures. We even rode the teacups- which I only ever need to do once. For those of you who have been there before, I HATE the "Honey I Shrunk the Audience" show/ride. You put on these 3D glasses and they do experiments and there is a part where mice get multiplied and then where you are sitting they blow shots of air at your feet so it feels like mice are running by you. FREAKED me out. I lifted my legs up and screamed because i HATE mice more than anything. I don't think I'll go on that one ever again. Other than that, everything was great - I can see why kids love it. We didn't end up taking as many pictures as I had hoped, but here are a few. I guess we'll have to go back so we can take more!

Everyone excited to be standing in line

Outside the Haunted Mansion

The Front Entrance Gate

The Tea Cups - I thought it was so cute!

Sully at California Adventures