Sunday, June 01, 2008


We bought ourselves the year round Southern California residents pass to Disneyland and were able to enjoy visiting the park twice before Joseph started work this week. Yahoo for living a half hour away from Disneyland! The first time was just our little family, and the second was with my brothers Geoff and Scott who were visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, and with Peter, Abby, & Austin. We had a great time, even if Abby and I were confined to the smaller rides and to pushing strollers all over the park while the guys did the fun stuff. It's Disneyland tradition to take a picture in front of the entrance, even when this big a belly should never make it into any photos.

One day Sophie will actually care about Sleeping Beauty's Castle that's in the background, but for now, she was just trying to figure out where on earth we'd taken her. She said "Dineyland!" (and no, that's not a typo--that's how she says it) the entire way there, however, and we think she had a lot of fun.

She loooved riding the horse on the carousel!

And Dumbo is a favorite story to read at home, so she thought it was very cool that we were now riding him!

We couldn't get her to look for any pictures because the more exciting things were always behind her!

Here's the entire gang on Main Street on Memorial Day. We had so much fun with you all!

Joseph took Sophie on the cars because apparently pregnant ladies are fine driving their own vehicles 65 mph (or more) on a freeway, but no way can they go 5 mph on a Disneyland track! Way too dangerous!

We are allowed on the train and other rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Jungle Cruise, though. Thank goodness!

Sophie and Austin loved the view from the bridge high high up on the Tarzan Treehouse. We ate at a place nearby this and watched the Indiana Jones fight on this bridge several times while we ate and rested.

We were glad the boys got to enjoy so many of the big rides together. Joseph's favorites were California Adventure's "Soaring Over California" and the rollercoaster there, and then of course "Thunder Mountain Railroad" and "Space Mountain" at Disneyland. I can't wait for my turn to go on all the fun ones, too!


Erin said...

You guys are so lucky to be so close to Disneyland! How fun for you! We can't wait to take Bryson there when he's a little older.

Alan and Jeni said...

It looks like you had such a great time! I think it is so funny that Sophie had her pillow at Disneyland! What a cutie.

Jeff and Alison said...

That looks like so much fun! I haven't been since high school! Hope Joseph enjoys his new job :)

Jill Hunt said...

Wow. Two times. That is great and I am so jealous. We definitely need to take a trip there! Looks like you guys all had fun, even Sophie.

Lisa (Espanish for "Lisa") said...

You guys have been doing so many fun things since you've been down there. It looks like you've been thoroughly enjoying the California sunshine, and all the fun things that come with it. I'm glad everything is going so well, and Sophie just looks as cute as ever. I look forward to seeing pictures of what her little sister looks like...I can't believe you only have a little over a month left!

Jenny W said...

Lucky Sophie to have a pass to the happiest place on earth!!!! I would DEFINITELY do that, too, if I lived there! Looks way fun :) Love ya and miss ya!!!!

Annie said...

great family pictures, and i'm really glad you put baby #2 in the photo too! i know you don't love the pictures, but i think you look fabulous.
oh, lucy trained abby to yell "yay!!!" at the top of her lungs everytime we say disneyland. they really like it there, except we accidentally tried to take lucy on pirates, yeah, way too scary for her.
: ) happy june! and I think it is so chic you go to your ob in newport beach!

Alyssa said...

Save me a spot in line for Soarin' California! I LOVE that ride :-)
You are soooo lucky :-)
Hang in there momma ;-)

Ben and Jeanne said...

What a fun time for you. Sophie is getting so big and I LOVE the red hair. She is darling.

Holly or James said...

You're so lucky to be so close to Disneyland!! I love going there! Sophie will learn to LOVE it!