Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

Originally uploaded by S'mee.

Last Thursday we went to Disneyland with #2 and his family to celebrate his birthday. I love going with the baby boy. He is getting totally into the whole experience and sings all the way down the freeway. His little arm pumps back and forth as he sings "Yo Yo Yo Yo pirate life for ME!" Then as we get closer by he can actually direct you on the streets and tell when to turn here or there and get you into the parking structure. During the first ride (the tram from the parking lot) we raise our hands high in the air and get ready for the scary rides.

We even get to meet celebrities, such as Tigger! He is a huge fan. We had to wait a bit in line, but when he walked around the corner and finally saw Tigger he ran so fast and hard to get a hug he pushed Tigger to the ground. They went completely on their bottoms full of the springs, which came in handy when it was time to try and stand again. He was just so happy to see him again.

Originally uploaded by S'mee.

As the day went on we ended up at the ride formally known as "Rocket-Jets". This is one of his favorite rides. Last time he got to ride with mommy, but mommy is busy making a "brudder" so daddy took him on the ride. After the first go round he came off crying. Mommy ran over to him to see if he was afraid, no, he wanted another turn. Normally everyone would have said no way, but it was a walk on, so why not? Daddy took him for "one more ride" and when he got off this time he was all smiles. "That was SO fun! Mommy!" and he ran over to where mommy, grampa and gramma were. He took one look at grampa's soda and said, "I gotta get me some of that!" We all were laughing so hard it was crazy. Where does he get this stuff?

Originally uploaded by S'mee.
Another one of his favorite rides is Buzz Lightyear! This is fun for everyone really. You get to sit in a car and as you travel slowly through the ride there are targets to aim at. Each car is equipped with two "laser guns" that record your scores individually as you aim at and zap your way through the black lit scenery made to look like the inside of a game. After the ride is finished you can stand in line to find your photo. About mid way a photo is taken of you pointing your laser gun and you are able to download this picture and send it to yourself via e-mail (and this is the surprise part) FOR FREE! Who knew you could do anything at Disneyland for free? When you get home there is an e-mail from Buzz that gives you a code to use ONLY ONCE to view and print out your photo. This is a great idea for scrapbookers or grammas with a brag book. There is only one problem with this idea. When you receive the photo there is a very cute logo type banner across the bottom, which unfortunately cuts across the bottom part of the ride...cutting out anyone not tall enough to be seen over it. Baby boy is behind the banner. Grrrrr. Maybe next year.

add to sk*rt


Bek said...

How fun!! I have to say that we LOVED that Buzz Lightyear ride. The kids thought it was awesome!

That is so fun that you got to take a break from all the funerals and drama that seems to be surrounding you right now and celebrate something fun!

s'mee said...

Bek! Hey, nice to see you. The first time we went to Buzz Lightyear we didn't realize that the cars could, duh. We scored much better the second round! ahah!

p.s. shhh, don't tell the baby boy, bt gramma gets to go again on Friday with her girlfriends!!!

chronicler said...

You are too much! Disneygirl we should nickname you! Fun fun fun!

David B. said...

I love the Tigger photo.

We visited Disneyland last fall, and had a great time. Buzz lightyear was quite popular with the kids too.

s'mee said...

Thanks for the comment and complement! I wish I could post all the photos of this little guy, but I am one of those folks who gets very protective, especially on the net; so no face shots, dang it.

holli jo said...

Just found your blog--really like it so far. And Buzz Lightyear was one of my favorite rides at Disneyland, also. :)

Anyway, I'll be back to read more.

s'mee said...

welcome Holli Jo! Happy (belated) Birthday...have fun in San Antonio! I have a sis who lives in Cedar park and LOVES Texas, another one,Chronicler thinks Texas ain't so bad either- so I think you'll have a great time.

Lisa M. said...

I haven't been to Disneyland in years. In literally years.

I am so glad baby boy had a good time.

Great memories!