Wednesday, September 23, 2009

California

Last month we headed to California for a wedding of Nathan's good family friend. My mother in law thought it would be fun for us to go to Disneyland for a few days before the wedding. We had so much fun!! Parker loved having Cecelia there with him.
The dads decided that Parker and Cecelia needed a really fast ride on the teacups. They are lucky that the kids didn't lose their breakfast all over them. They were spinning really fast.
Shannon and Nixon on the carousel.

Dumbo
Teacups again. On our second day we were the first people on the ride and it was just our little families on the ride. That was fun.
Heimlich's chew chew train
Flick's ride

Tuck and Roll bumber cars. In feb Parker was too small to ride these and you can tell by his smile he was happy to make the height requirement.
The wedding had a live band and dance floor at the reception. The kids loved dancing all night long.
Parker didn't want to cooperate for the picture.
And the band was so cute.
Our flight left at 7:00 the next morning. We got there at 6:35 and they wouldn't let us check in because they stop check in 30 min before the flight. So we had to rent a car and drive home. Talk about a stressful half hour. ps it was a teeny tiny airport and we totally could have made it. Even as we were checking out another airline and rental cars they were still calling people for our flight to head through security to board the plane. It was like we were in the twilight zone of not making our flight. Our GPS gave us wrong directions adding a few min to our travel. We hit every red light. The Gas station denied our card because Nathan put in our zipcode and in California you are supposed to put the zipcode of the city you are in-stupid. And then once in the station he had to play a guessing game with the attendant as to how much money he thought we needed to fill up. and then head back in and get the remaining change. Anyway if we would have known it was that close I could have dropped Nathan off to check us in and I could have dropped off the rental car and we would have made it. I'm tired just remembering it again. Someone on stand by must have really really really needed our seats. Our boys were so good on the ride home. I think it helped that they were exhausted after 2 long days at Disneyland and a wedding day. They slept a good portion of the ride. Overall it was a great trip.

5 comments:

Angie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! That is pretty odd about the zip I would have no idea of the towns zip code. And that is dumb they wouldn't let you check heck you paid for the flight. But I'm glad it end up a good trip for you!

AshlieM said...

Looks like you had fun. I have never heard of an airport doing that, weird. Oh well at least you made it home safe and sound.

The Snead Family said...

That totally happened to us on our way to Utah last time- in the airport- we ALMOST missed our flight, because of the 30 mins thing....SO LAME. I understand your frustration! Looks like you had lots of fun! Such a cute family celiece. nixon looks just like you i think. you guys should REALLY come down here and stay! It would be sooo much fun!!! Just do it. Rent another car, put your kids through misery to get here and enjoy:) MiSS YOU

Lindsay said...

How fun! We were just at Disneyland and in California for my brother-in-laws wedding last weekend! Those pictures of Parker dancing are really cute.

Erin and Cliff said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you had to drive home! I'm glad you guys could make a great trip out of the whole week though. It was great to see you guys at the wedding :)