Monday, November 19, 2007

The Blanchard kids finally go to Disneyland!

What a fun trip for everyone! We thought we were merely going to keep a promise to our poor, deprived kids (apparently the only ones in their class who hadn't been to Disneyland...what??? I know, how could we?), but as you can see Troy and I had way more fun than we expected! (Notice Ash is plugging her nose-she fully expected to get plunged into the pool and have to swim for her life--maybe we should have prepped her a little...nah) We knew it was gonna be a great time when we measured Tegan and he was 41"--he cleared the required height for all the fun rides by an inch! (Anyone who knows me knows I'm not one of those moms content to sit and hold the baby while everyone goes on the ride-I LOVE roller coasters!) So we were set! And because we are a family of 6 we rode either 2 groups of 3 or 3 groups of 2-everyone had a buddy. One of the first rides we went on was the Matterhorn (to start off slow) and everyone was screaming Yeah! Woo Hoo! Let's go again! Troy and I looked at each other-and, well, we could have been on a commercial for "The Happiest Place on Earth!" This was probably our favorite ride-the kids were so cute and excited that they let us ride again without waiting in line and gave us passes to come back anytime we wanted. It pays off sometimes to have chatterbox kids.
Buzz Lightyear was a hit and they stopped the ride to look for something while we were riding so while we waited we racked up high scores! You should have seen Troy with a gun in each hand-he was reminiscing of his full-time cop days. (Give the gun back to Tegan, Troy, it's for the kids.) What a surprise when all the characters joined us for the Merry-Go-Round.
The kids really loved going to breakfast with the princesses. They got to get their autograph and talk to them one on one. Tegan got to tell EVERY princess how much he liked their hair (while stroking it) and lips (while staring at them)...careful there buddy! If you ask him his favorite Disney character he'll tell you Alladin and then (with love eyes he slowly says..) Snow white, she's pretty...


Goofy's kitchen was a total party and really good food! It was loud and crazy and interactive with the characters...and it was prime rib baby! Disney knows who's paying the bill and how to get them back! This is the only ride Troy and I opted out on...but the kids loved it!
Tegan knows how to work it with the ladies

Bandwagon or not--we must admit, Disneyland is in fact the happiest place on earth! (I mean, look at my face...)

11 comments:

Jane said...

fun, fun, fun, and more fun! It LOOKS like you and Troy had a blast...oh wait - and your kids! I'm so glad Disneyland didn't disappoint you... Now you're going to have to take them AGAIN one day!

The Fox Den said...

I am so glad you mentioned the 41"... we'll have to pull Abe through a taffy puller and then go :) Great pictures! Glad you had such a wonderful time and are back safe!!

Daphne said...

Taffy puller works or I've heard of match boxes in the shoes--hey-it's worth it!

Troy is already talking about the next one!

Shannon said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the first picture! Everyone's expressions are awesome!
I so agree, it is the HAPPIEST place on earth, and you guys look like you had an absolute blast, Even troy! hehehe
I am still laughing about what you said Tegun was doing with the princesses....Hey they are Gorgeous!!

Jay, Mel, and Lennix said...

Okay, so I had no idea you guys went to Disneyland. Talk about a dream vacation for the kids and it looked like you and Troy ate up every minute also. HOW FUN!! I can't wait to see you guys after Christmas. I miss you guys!!

emily said...

Daphne,
I am Terri's friend, Troy's friend from High School. Anyway, I love your blog. I am commenting because Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth, unless you take your kids EVERY year like we do and then it isn't so happy, trust me! We ended up telling our kids that it was going to have to be an every other year tradition because it became a not so happy event. I am so glad to see that you all had such a great time. Maybe this year will be better for us because we didn't go last year. BTW my daughter is so jealous that your girls went to Hannah Montana. That is so fun for them.

Kristalyn and BJ said...

Daphne, I saw your blog through Jane's. We keep saying we need to go to Disneyland but just have never done it!!! I am glad you had a good time. I am going to add you guys to our blog. Talk to you soon
Kristalyn

Terri said...

I LOVE IT, and still laugh everytime I see that picture of you guys on splash mountain. I cant even imagine how much you guys laughed that whole trip. Every one of your kids have such a witty personality and combined with Disneyland Iam sure you were bustin a gut. Love you all

Hixsons said...

daphne! hey its Shelby I found your blog through Terri's. You guys are probably the happiest people on earth you can just tell you had a blast in Disneyland! I love it there we actually went there for our Honeymoon! anyway it was fun looking at your family!

JAM said...

Hey Daphne. It's Annie. I snuck over from Shannon's blog. You have the cutest family! Looks like we are going to have to take a trip to Disney Land : )

Daphne said...

Hello everyone and long lost friends! Hi Shelby! Hi Emily! Hi Kristalyn! Hi Annie! If you guys have a blog send me your address so I can keep up on you too! I love how this is bringing us all together!