Thursday, February 8, 2007

A day at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia CA

A log ride on a rainy day, huh.....doesn't sound very refreshing but they look excited.

Here are the pictures of Logan and Mason at Magic Mountain with Kris and Elisa Bartons kids, Taggart and Ellie. They seemed to get along well and they all had a great time at Magic Mountain, WITHOUT ME!! Oh well, I'll got next time. We did get season passes, they were the same price as regular admission how could we pass it up?

Tagg, Mason, Ellie and Logan posing with Flash and the Green Lantern? I'm not sure since I wasn't there. They seem like super heros to me.... My kids are always making silly faces in pictures. Here they are with some huge random bear....well I guess they're at an amusement park and these kinds of things are all over the place!

Monday, February 5, 2007

We met Jared & Jerusha Hess at Disneyland!

For those of you who are NAPOLEON DYNAMITE fans or NACHO LIBRE fans, you'll appreciate this. While we were at Disneyland our 3rd day, I ran into Jared Hess and his wife Jerusha. They wrote and directed Napoleon and they co-wrote and directed Nacho. I recognized him because I'm a nerd and I watch the Special Features on our DVD's. Aside from his look in the picture, he was really sweet and talked to us for awhile. I think his wife was a little shocked that I knew her name, but I'm just really good with names... Anyway, it was pretty cool! Wow, he's really tall, but also I'm really short!

Our Family Disneyland Vacation!

On our way down to So Cal we stopped at our dear old friends' Kris & Elisa Barton's house in Santa Clarita! They recently moved there from the Seattle area and seem much happier with the beautiful SoCal weather.(however it rained while we were there!) We stayed a couple nights and Dave took Logan and Mason to Magic Mountain with Kris and his kids Tagg and Ellie. Dave's bro Mike drove up for the day and went too. Elisa and I opted out to keep our little ones out of the cold rainy weather. They all had a blast despite the rain! A HUGE thanks goes out to the Bartons for putting us up for two days and for the great hospitality! Our kids had a blast with Tagg, Ellie, Carter and Chloe!
We started our Disney vacation on Monday. We expected rain and were pleasantly surprised by the dry skies and scattered sun. We rode so many rides this day! Buzz's AstroBlasters, Space Mountain, the TeaCups, all the Fantasyland rides, Pirates of the Caribbean,...and many more! It was so carefree, especially knowing we still had two more days.

Tuesday we spent mostly at the California Adventure park. Logan's favorite ride was there: The Twilight Zone Hollywood Tower of Terror. This is truly a one-of-a-kind ride, not your typical free fall ride! Logan rode it 4 times! Mason was satisfied with once! We did Soarin' over California, a Bug's Land, California Screamin', Mulholland Maddness, Mike and Sulley to the Rescue, and a few more. We ended the day at Disneyland. Logan finally got to meet his "best friend" Woodey! He was so excited to see him! Wednesday we took a break and returned to Disneyland Thursday with Grandpa and Uncle Mike! We did ToonTown, Casey Jr, Storybookland, Space Mountain another 5 times!, Star Tours,....and Mason got to fight Darth Maul and become a Jedi Padowan! We got that on video! So Cute!
We had so much fun, it was a great 3 days! We'll try it again in 2 more years!