Friday, April 13, 2012

LA trip days 3 & 4

Day 3 we spent the day at Disneyland and had a great time... the boys loved all the rides and we got on them SO quickly because the forecast had called for rain and the skies were very grey.  It really only rained for about 20 minutes and they didn't close down any of the rides during that time.

Day 4... we just did a bit of souvenir shopping and then made our way back to Northern California.

 Um, this kid is the worst driver EVER!!!  I was so motion sick in just the short 7 minute ride around the track.  Blech!

Such a brave boy on Splash Mountain! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LA Trip Day 2

Today we went to California Adventure- which was, by far, a much better park than Knott's Berry Farm. The boys had so much fun... well, until one of the rides freaked out Logan, and then things sort of went a bit downhill, but that's ok- that thankfully happened at the end of the day when we didn't have many rides left.  Both kids are being so good and are really being well behaved... but as much as fun as they're having at the organized activities (parks, restaurants, etc...) they are LOVING just hanging out in the hotel room and at the hotels heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

 Waiting in line for their favorite ride... Toy Story Mania!  We waited for an hour (which really isn't that long considering how long it got by the end of the day) and the boys did pretty well... especially once we gave them our phones to play with.  

 You might not know this by the first picture, but Deacon really was excited to be on this ride... the other boy?  Not so much.  The funny thing is that he had just gotten off a really scary roller coaster- so this ferris wheel should have been a piece of cake for him, but it was definitely NOT.  He was pretty upset, but Deacon, on the other hand, did great... which is VERY unlike him.  Deacon never rides rides and is a complete wimp when it comes to this stuff.  

 Deacon got a surge of bravery after the stint on the ferris wheel and finally decided he wanted to ride almost everything we passed... and Logan decided he was DONE.  Thankfully Ed likes to ride rides so I could stay off them (they get me sick).  

Monday, April 9, 2012

LA trip- Day 1

We finally made it to Disneyland- the trip should have taken about 7 hours, but leave it to Ed and I to make the trip last 9 hours.  Needless to say we all crashed and the next morning when the boys woke up bright and early we were SO not ready to start our day... but alas, we did- and I'm glad we did, because we had a great time.  Day 1 consisted of Knott's Berry Farm and Medieval Times- neither of which I would overly recommend to anyone... but we made the best of it, of course and had a really fun day.

 Knott's Berry Farm!

 Both boys were nervous about this ride, but Deacon was literally SCREAMING "stop the ride! stop the ride!"- and thankfully no one really heard him because within about 30 seconds of screaming that, he was having a really good time.  

 The sad thing is that we did not tell them to smile like this... sadly they just smile alike- it's so charming. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had a really low key Easter as a family... we normally try and go be with friends on a holiday, but this time we decided to just be with our little family and do "nothing" all day- and it was perfect.  Zachary was SO elated to see that the Easter Bunny had shown up to his house... he had a great time finding eggs.  Deacon has inherited my genes when it comes to finding things... and is absolutely TERRIBLE when it comes to finding eggs.  It's somewhat pathetic that Zac was finding the eggs way before Deacon- we thought we would have to help Zac, but we ended up helping Deacon, LOL!

Building his Legos

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter with friends

The day before Easter this year we had our friends over for dinner and a little Easter egg hunt... the kids (and adults) all had a great time.  It's great seeing how into the holidays Zachary is getting now that he's a bit older.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A piano recital

Deacon had his first ever piano recital... and he did SO well.  Last year he didn't participate because he was too shy and a bit too new to piano.  But this year was his year.  He was nervous, but we convinced him that there was nothing to be nervous about... he knew everyone in the audience and we were all so very proud of him no matter what.

My pictures turned out terrible and the only way to really see them is if I distorted the color in black & white... but that's ok, you get the idea.  He was so handsome and did so well.