Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Disney and New Friends!!!

I broke the cardinal sin of taking the boys out of school at lunch to go to Disneyland. Since I was breaking the BIG SCHOOL RULE I decided-- what the heck-- I mine as well take my nieces out also-- So I did and off to Disneyland we went. We met Karen and Kailee and some new friends Tanya and Gracie. Tanya adopted Gracie from China one month after us in June 2007. Gracie is just a few weeks older than Mia and they got along so well. Karen and Tanya are neighbors and they met and became friends so it was great being able to meet Tanya and her beautiful Gracie and get to hang with them. I’m sure we will have many more Disney Days!!

When we were getting on the tram we saw a huge group of Chinese students who were visiting from Chengdu Szechuan (sp??). They were very curious about Mia as well as Owen and my niece’s hair. A few of the girls actually stroked their hair and seemed to be totally tripped out by it. They also were fascinated by Mia and while they didn’t speak much English they seemed to understand that she was adopted. I asked them if I could get a picture of them with my kids and they were very nice and obliged.

Our traditional Disneyland Entrance Picture. We have to take one everytime we enter Disneyland. Always a cute picture.

While waiting for Karen and Tanya, Mia decided to climb on some rocks by the Indiana Jones Ride. She is such a climber and did really well on the rocks. Such a cutie!!

This is a video of the kids on the Carousel:

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Here are our new friends-- Gracie and Tanya!! We had such a good time with them. Isn't Gracie a doll. She has such a sweet personality!! Kailee looking beautiful as always.

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This is of Mia at the princess show. They do this audience participation thing and Mia seemed to like it. The final picture is of the kids on the Nemo ride.

I met my sister Cassie and Mia for lunch today. Cassie baby sits Mia on Wednesdays while I work so I always try to meet her for a quick lunch so I can see Mia. Anyway, there was a fountain outside of where we ate and Mia was very curious. We let her go over to the fountain and she got to touch the water. At the very end she was giving me a hug goodbye and she ran over to Cassie and I got a cute picture of her hugging Cassie's legs. Mia loves her auntie Cassie.


  1. My comment disappered?

    We had too much fun! Napless Kailee fell asleep as soon as we drove out of the parking lot. I wish we could of stayed longer, and you went on Nemo!! I forgot about that one, and really wanted to ride it...oh time.

    So, what do you think about a monthly "cardinal sin"?

  2. Cute Disney pictures! You are lucky to live so close. We hope to get there one day.

  3. Love the pictures..
    Looks like everyone had sooo much fun.
    All the girls are sooo adorable..
    Have a Great Day..

  4. Love those special "get out of school to have fun" days!! We do it for Sophie every once in a while! Wish it was for Disney like you guys!!! :) How awesome that you guys get to go so much!!!! Have a great week!

  5. What a fun day! You inspire me to do more fun things like that with my kiddos. You rock as a mom! :)

  6. Oh my gosh, my kids would LOVE to live close to Disney like you guys do. Looks like you had a GREAT time!! You are so lucky!! Also, that is funny that you ran into a group from Chengdu! That's where we adopted Ellie! Chengdu is an amazing city!

  7. I love taking J out of school for something fun! I always do it as a surprise and he just LOVE'S it!!! FUN FUN!

  8. That is awesome that you ran into the field trip kids!! I think that is so great that they were intrigued by Mia!! I absolutely LOVE skipping school to do do fun stuff too! that's what is going to make the difference in the later years! Remember when?????

  9. It was so great meeting you too and I can't wait to go back! I love the pic of your kids with the group, I wish we ran into them again. Gracie also fell asleep in the car on the way home!


  10. OMG - I'm so jealous! Next time, can you come get me out of "school" and take me?

    The pics are awesome and darling!


  11. What fun!! Sometimes, you just gotta break the rules and have a little fun!!

  12. Your pics are so cute. Mia is getting so big. Yes, you are a very bad mommy for pulling them out of school!!! I would have done the same thing:)lol

  13. I LOVE moms who break the cardinal rule! I think it makes for happier, healthier kids! You are a fun mommy:)

    Great pictures! Just when I think Mia can't get any cuter, I check in and whoop, yup C-U-T-E!!

    Hope you are in for a fabulous weekend!


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  15. Hi Christy,

    The pics are great!!! I want
    to meet you at Disney this
    summer!!! Im confused!!!!

    Sindy :-)

    P.S. What size shoe is Mia