Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Before we left for California, I was looking at photographers in the area, and realizing how expensive they are. I had the idea to have Lance take some pictures of us while in So. Cal. What a beautiful evening it was! I love the Newport/Laguna Coast!!! Connor was great the whole time and actually quite enjoyed posing for the camera. Sadie, on the other hand, was quite uncooperative the whole time, but we did manage to get a some keepers. Thanks Lance!!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We had the best time at Disneyland this year! It was so fun to have the whole Johnson family there. We took it pretty slow most days and took breaks in the afternoon at the hotel when it was really hot and crowded and then came back to enjoy the nights at Disney. Connor and Ryan even had a day to themselves at the Park. They did all of Connor's favorites including Star Tours 4 times in a row! Sadie and I hung out at the pool , took naps, and met them for the Pixar Parade in the evening. It was a little too hot for our liking, but because of our slow pace , we did okay. I think the heat scared the Californians away because we didn't wait in any long lines. The longest was the new Toy Story ride in California adventure and that was only 30 minutes (and well worth it -so fun!) Ryan and I got to escape for a few hours and do all the rides we wanted to do. I even convinced Ryan and Lance to do the Tower of Terror! We managed to see all the shows and parades that we wanted to. Connor's favorite was Fantasmic , and Sadie loved the 4 nights of fireworks. I loved Aladdin live on stage. We were sad to leave, but very excited for the 2nd half of the trip-Newport Beach...more posts to come.
Connor had anticipated Jedi training at Disneyland for months. He had watched videos on YouTube over and over. When we arrived he was excited to watch, but clearly said he did not want to participate. Besides, "I'm already a Jedi, Mom! I don't need to be trained." It was fun to watch and see the characters up close.