Thursday, May 22, 2008


When family and friends asked us what the kids wanted for birthdays this year...we said, "Disneyland!" So, family and friends, thank you for your generosity! We saved up our gift cards and cash for a couple days at Disneyland! I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we had. Well, I could begin, but not end! We had a blast! The kids were awesome, wide-eyed, daring, adventurous, respectful, and crazy...all elements for a perfect vacation. I want to share some of our highlights!
We dedicated the morning to Ellie Happiness. We wanted to get her into the idea of Disneyland because whenver we talked about it at home she would say,"No, I don't want to go to Dissyland, I don't like it." The big kids were awesome about it, making it really special for her. You know the whole getting overly excited three year old style!

Ok, sometimes Kyler just wasn't that excited about the little rides.

To make the lines go faster, we would play games

And you will see a definite theme going on with Ethan throughout this's your first clue to Ethan' theme for the day... We all went on Matterhorn. Yep...even Ellie! Her first rollercoaster!! Think of the following picture as a scale from 1-4. 4 being "liked it the most" (Kyler) and the consecutive degrees lowering with each child!!

Although Ethan originally ranked a 3 on the How Did You Like the Matterhorn Scale, he flew up the scale and proceeded to ride it four more times with the big kids!

AUTOPIA! I loved this as a kid.

Josie and Kyler on their way to Space Mountain. I was dragging Ethan.


Meet Jolynne!!

Grandma Papa KeKe met us at Disneyland Tuesday night for some fun. Ellie did NOT like Pirates or Haunted House. Pretty much anything dark!
We walked single file lined everywhere we went to stay together. Joey led and I brought up the rear! He made it fun :) PRICELESS ELLIE all of you that gave us gift cards and money towards Disneyland, these are for you! I think all of you said, "I wish I could see her face!" Well, I caught some of them for you!

That Ethan Theme I was talking about...

(look at the lady's face!)

Ellie loves elephants and has probably watched Dumbo 127 times. So a highlight for her was to meet the Pachyderm in person and ride him!!

Jail Babies

The biggest Nerd in America...and trust me, he wears the title proudly


Blogger emily wilson said...

oh jolynne--i can imagine it all! i'm so glad you got to go and the kids enjoyed it so much......wasn't that a ton more fun than a bunch of new toys in your house? great idea!

May 25, 2008 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger JJ said...

I was watching the video and my roommate walked by and saw me making a face like Ellie's. Evidently I felt like I was there.

Loved seeing your kids and a little of their personalities.

June 16, 2008 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa P said...


I found your blog from Joey's facebook, and this was the best post to enter on--so many pictures, and you can really see the personalities of your beautiful children.

I'll be checking often!

July 28, 2008 at 9:01 PM  

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