Sunday, December 07, 2008

Forever Young

With "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Disney Kid" ringing through our ears, we headed off to Disneyland to celebrate being forever 30! We left our girls with a great friend here and went to the big park for the first time sans kids. It was terrific! We ran from ride to ride, collecting fast passes and doing all the big roller coasters we never get to do with kids.

We went on the Screamer at California Adventure twice (pictured above) which is my new favorite ride as well as Soaring Over California, which is my old favorite. At the Magic Kingdom park we had the best ride ever on Space Mountain because we got to be in the front! If you can rig it to ride in front, it's the best! (The only downer for me was that the entire time I kept thinking "If something malfunctions and we die, what's going to happen to our girls? Yeah, lame I know, but roller coasters just aren't the same after becoming a mom!) We also did "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Indiana Jones" and a bunch of shows and had a wonderful time!

This makes you seriously think this street goes on forever, until you realize that it's fake!

This is my "Go Wildcats!" pose because the "High School Musical 3" parade had just passed by, and I couldn't help myself!

I love the park all decked out in Christmas deco. They really always do everything so over the top but it makes the experience what it is and I wouldn't change that for anything.

Last night we had our ward Christmas party which was for adults only. We had fun getting to know other ward members better without having to be chasing kids the entire time.

We snuck Avery in but they let her stay since she had a Christmas dress on.

This is the cake I made for our birthdays. I've never worked with fondant before or even seen it done, so I was completely shooting in the dark, but it turned out alright. I learned a lot that I will do differently in the future that will help it not look so bumpy and rough, and the 30 on top in gum paste I would do totally differently, but all in all I think it turned out pretty well.

This bow was actually the inspiration for my cake. I made the bow a few weeks ago at an Enrichment and thought green polka dots on white would be fun to do for a cake and wouldn't be too terribly difficult, so that's what I did. We did blow out candles on the cake, but then I took off the 30 and put the bow on instead and we took it to the ward party for our dessert so that we wouldn't have to eat the entire thing by ourselves! It was nice to get a little help with it!


terrah said...

Happy Birthdays! Your cake turned out darling.

Jeanne Lawyer said...

You have become quite talented in the cake decorating area. Great job. I am glad you two were able to sneak off and have a great day at Disneyland. I LOVE your Wild Cats pose! You go girl!

m said...

I am SOOOO impressed at what a great cake decorator you are. The polka dots (AND the number) are perfect, and adorable! I can't tell you how many midnight projects I used to do when I had young chidren, including the Easter dress I stayed up all night making for you because Mindy Davis guilted me into doing it when she told me her mother did that for her! :^) I love you!

Lindsay & Mackay said...

I love Disneyland! I'm so glad that you got to go without your kids. What a blast!

kim & co. said...

OK-feeling pretty jealous right now--of the awesome day at Disneyland at Christmas time (my favorite time to visit) and the fact that you aren't wearing a jacket, and actually look happy!

The cake is beautiful! I love the polka-dots.

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday!!! Going to Disneyland with CG was one of our favorite date nights. Did you do the Tower of Terror? Once was enough to last me for a life time :).

The Howard Family said...

Happy birthday Becky Sue! You look uhm.....great and are having so much fun! love ya lori

Holly or James said...

don't show holly this blog post. she'll be too jealous.

The Hyer Family said...

OK you guys are so stinkin cute...I can hardly stand it! Glad you had a great day at D-land, and also that you shared your crazy cake skills with us! Welcome to the 30s!

Holly said...

You know what? I used to think it was so crazy to have a husband and wife with birthdays that were in the same week or even the same day. But now that I think about it. . . I think I know more people with birthdays in the same week of their spouse, than people who don't. I seriously could name about 5 or 6 couples in my immediate family, not to mention friends. Hmmm.

Sounds like you had the right idea for celebrating the big 3-0!! It is the very best way to celebrate! And Becky, you look so great and skinny!!! after having 2 babies in the last 2 years. WOW!!! Good job!

Also, great job on your cute cake. (: What a great thing to get into. (:

Jordan & Jandee said...

Jordan and I love Disneyland as adults sans kids, way better than as a kid. And the cake is amazing, love the green & white!