Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Week full of Fun, Fun, Fun...

I know it has taken me forever to update my blog. I can't believe how crazy Summer gets especially when you go on vacation and then have three birthdays in one week.

Our trip to Disneyland was great. It was quite an adventure. We had planned on going to the beach but we ended up having some car trouble so we played at the hotel one day and went to see "Night at the Museum" at Downtown Disney. What a great theater. We did get our vehicle fixed and so we were ready for Six Flags in California on Tuesday. If you don't know what Six Flags is it is pretty much a theme park with any kind of roller coaster that there is possible.


A picture of my kids in front of the old western town in Six Flags. It was a blast but quite busy. We did do a lot of walking but it was fun. I must be getting older because some of the rides were a little too much for me, but you do what you need to do.




On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we went to Disneyland. We were withing walking distance from Disneyland, well I guess one mile counts as walking distance. We walked to Disneyland, walked home for lunch and walked back and then back for dinner each night. We also walked all over California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. What a lot of walking!!! I guess that helps with all of the treats that you eat on vacation, right??? Our feet were quite tired each night and ready for a rest.

It just isn't Disneyland without going and seeing some of the Disney characters and getting pictures with them even if you have to stay in line.

One of our traditions at Disneyland is to go and get ice cream for one of our meals, quite expensive but very worth it. We don't buy very much food at Disneyland but we just can't pass the ice cream and the homemade fudge down.

Standing in line to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse is just one of the parts about Disneyland that is necessary. My husband noticed right away that Minnie had her hand on his shoulder and was wondering if Mickey would be jealous.

One of our favorite rides was the Haunted Hotel ride. It is quite a ride. I think that we went on it about at least six times in the three days that we were there.

This is a picture of us waiting inside of the Haunted Hotel for our turn. You already knew we were a little scary but now you know that we can be even more scary.

This is us waiting for Pirates of the Caribbean. My husband is above us on a bridge taking the picture.

The flowers were just beautiful there in California, we just had to take a few pictures of them.

This is the last night. We stayed at Disneyland until about 12 am. It was fun but really started getting crowded on that night. The lines were a lot longer. Some of our most favorite rides at Disneyland would have to be the Matterhorn, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Hotel ride, Space Tours, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Screamer, Woody's Round Up and Soaring over California.
What a week of fun. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the whole week with my hubby and my wonderful kids. They are all so busy so to spend a week with not outside interruptions was great. It was truly like a fairytale and I will always cherish this great trip. We had so much fun and everyone enjoyed everyone's company without arguing or complaining. Thanks Kids, you guys are great and thanks Mike, you always make it the best and spoil all of us.

17 comments:

Kaylynn said...

What a great vacation, minus the car trouble!

Erin said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Yay for you!

Colt said...

You know you guys would have enjoyed it more with your favorite brother/uncle along. jk

Kristina P. said...

I am so jealous! What a great vacation.

The One and Only said...

So jealous! I'm glad you had a good time.

Fiauna said...

Looks like a great time. We went last year, and I could so go back again right now!

Carolyn said...

The ice cream photo is my favorite! I'm glad you had fun.

-Melissa- said...

Sounds like you guys had tons of fun! I love Disneyland.

Loralee and the gang... said...

So glad that you had such a good time! I want to go back! My husband and I have only been there once, for our 10th anniversary. (that was a loooonnngggg time ago!)
:~D

Heatherlyn said...

What fun! I've never been to the California Adventure but it looks great.

I liked the picture of everyone lined up with their ice-cream cones! Fun!

And that is a LOT of walking. So your vacation was fun and healthy to boot!

Kristi T. said...

I am soooo jealous! You guys always have all the fun. And I must say I admire a family that can have so many young adults WANT to be with their family and they actually enjoy it. Love you guys. You sure did something right when you raised those wonderful kids. How did all the birthdays go? I am now waiting for your Karrilyn post. Love you sis and I am glad you got the car probs worked out. You know you wouldn't be a true Covington unless you had some kind of car problems on a vacation so I am glad you got through it. It is those kind of things in life that build character and teach us alot about those we are with. Love ya and I am glad you are all safe.

Jenny said...

We did have a blast didn't we but it sure it hard to get use to regular life again but still just looking back on it will help. You know there's this one quote that says don't cry because it's over smile because it happened. That's what I'm trying to do.

Cherie said...

Looks like you had a super vacation. I really LOVE Disneyland and count myself as a total Disney Freak with Peter Pan syndrome.
The Tower of Terror is my favorite too!!

Cute ice cream picture!!

Sherrie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I am a bit jealous. We haven't had the opportunity to go on a vacation like that in many years. I hope we can sometime soon. Thanks for sharing, the photos are great!

tammy said...

The Tower of Terror is one of my very favorite rides too! Oh how I'm missing Disneyland at this moment.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

We're going to DL in THREE months!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your post made me even MORE excited!! How is that possible!? I loved all your pictures!!!!!!!!

SO said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderfully fun time with your family!