Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth

Three days in Disneyland and California Adventure was everything we had anticipated, and more. It didn't take long for the contagious excitement of the park to affect all of us.

Planning had taken months, dates were finally set and reservations made. Four vehicles filled with fifteen excited kids, ages one year through 71 headed southwest. This would be an extra special holiday because four birthdays were being celebrated.

The Prince (age 1) was content to watch all the happenings from his stroller. He was especially enamored by the beautiful princesses.

Mr. Eris, Jr. (12) is a little more reserved but really enjoyed his time with Bubba (age 17).

The Princess (age 3) took it all in as fast as she could. She is an expert on fairies and princesses and loved meeting all of them.

Jubee (age 14) did it all! She loved the rides and was a super help with the little ones. That grin was on her face the entire time.

Little Ms. (nearly 8) is the fearless one of the group and had carefully measured her height to make sure she could ride all of the scariest rides. And she did!

Bubba gave his tearful mother a hug after only a few hours and thanked her for bringing him. He hauled Littlest around on his shoulders much of the time and loved every second there.

Littlest Ms. , age 5, was wide-eyed from the moment we first entered the park. I believe she was the perfect age and the look of wonderment on her face the entire time was a joy to watch. The above photo was taken at the Princess Lunch where they read a Royal Decree in her honor for her birthday!

Having my entire family together, sharing laughter and making memories is what makes my life complete. Earlier this evening they were all here at our home eating belated birthday cakes and reliving the fun of last weekend. Five cameras had been busy last weekend preserving history. Shutters tripped nearly 1,100 times. The scrapbook is now complete and will sit on the coffee table for months where little hands as well as big hands will open it each time they visit. The smiles on the faces in the photos will bring new smiles as the good times are remembered again and again.

I love you all!

To see more smiles and fun, CLICK HERE.

$.36 found at Disneyland
.06 in Euros found in Death Valley National Park
(numismatising while on vacation is tough work)


Muriel said...

Love every picture! Although I can't believe Eris didn't object to the picture with Snow White. I can't wait to take my kids there next year!

The Numismatist said...

Muriel, Eris wasn't with us at the Princess Lunch. She was out riding scary rides with Little.

As I was putting the scrapbook together I noticed that Snow White was not included in the packet of papers I was using. Littlest informed me that it was because she is the "dumb one".

You can rest assured that the girls are being properly school in "princess behavior".

The Duchess said...

I love you - very very very much.

Sharyn said...

What great memories you've made!

I'd need about 10 yards of script fabric, so it's just as well I haven't found just the perfect thing :)
thanks for the offer though!

Sharyn said...

thanks for the re-prod about the pink cookie jar, I'll take a picture of it for the next post :)

bleason said...

Numi, nice shots of a great family vacation.

I agree about being the difficulty in being an effective numismatist while on vacation, but the important thing is to get some cardiovascular exercise while on vacation.


bleason said...

Numi, great shots of your family vacation. As for the low totals of found money, the important thing is continue the habit of getting a daily dose of cardivascular work.


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

My pink cookie jar is on parade today! Hope all is well, happy Thanksgiving~