This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happiest Place On Earth - 'Specially With Grandkids!

Thursday was a terrific day.  Lyn and I took Haley and Lexi to Disneyland and we all had a picture-perfect morning together.  The weather was great--warm and sunny and "fresh."  The park was crowded, but manageable. We ran into Pluto and Chip by the Alice in Wonderland ride.  Haley got to ride the Matterhorn and LOVED the "scary bear that roared." Lexi rode her first roller coaster ever. AND we got by spending under $5. Unheard of!  Oh yeah--we got free parking even!  I was going to park at Downtown Disney like we always do, but we thought it would be good to drop off Lyn and the girls at the Timon parking lot at the front of the park.  We got our little yellow drop-off slip for the windshield, but all the attendants disregarded it and directed us to a parking space. I wasn't about to slow down the whole process by making a scene, so we parked where we were told!

I can't wait until miss Emily is old enough to join her cousins for a day with Mickey, Donald, and the grandfolks!

Haley wanted to push the stroller.  So we made
our way to the gate area.  Mamaw Lyn led the way!

We went straight to the Matterhorn.  Haley had been talking about it all morning.  She and Lyn stayed in line there and Lexi and I went to Alice in Wonderland.  Lyn and Haley got through the Matterhorn in time to join Lexi and me in the Alice line (which moves mega-slow)!  

After Alice we ran into Pluto.  Haley never knew a "character" she didn't love.  Lexi, is more skeptical.  

This was as close as Lexi would get!

Chip was just a short distance away from Pluto.  We had to visit him too.

Lexi moved in closer to Chip than with Pluto, but when his hand
touched her shoulder, she wanted him to remove it a.s.a.p.

Next stop ToonTown and the little play area there.
This is the girls in the crawl-in pumpkin.

This was so fun.  Lexi never really knew what hit her.  
This was her first-ever roller coaster.  She really enjoyed
it--was ready to ride again, but we didn't have time.  :(

These two pictures are from Goofy's house.  Both the girls
really loved Goofy's piano.

Haley looks like she practiced one too many scales!

Actually, they were arguing about who should drive.  But 
it LOOKS like Haley's carsick!

Time to leave . . . This hitch-hiker was hard 
for Papa-Don to take!  :)


Kristi said...

These pics are AWESOME! I just LOVE that they get to hang out with you...and at Disneyland no less. It makes me so happy. Thanks again!

Diane Davis said...

this looks like so much fun! we're planning on a disney trip sometime this summer. i love the pictures of haley... she is at the age where she has the big cheesy smile for the camera. :)

Diane Davis said...

hope you had a nice trip. you have officially been tagged to play the "meme" game. it's on my blog. :)