Monday, June 14, 2010

Disneyland Trip and the Beach

Click to enlarge--this one's classic!

Before I left for girls camp and the rest of the family for Disneyland Cameron said, "Mom, I think we're going to have a little more fun than you this week." Nothing can trump a trip to visit Mickey Mouse, especially when you're 5 (or 10 or 13).

Bryce's sister Heather flew out from Texas to help manage the kids. It's a good thing she did, because she could take one group and Bryce could take the other on rides or whatever. Tyce really hates roller coasters or anything like them, but he did enjoy Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Carribbean. He also liked the Haunted Mansion and got several "Jack" (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) themed souveniers. Bryce said he was very helpful with the twins and had a great attitude.

The twins loved every kiddie ride and everything they did. They were especially interested in the walking characters.

Mary had the most dramatic time: she loves roller coasters and had a willing riding partner in Heather. They rode several fast and crazy rides both at Disneyland and California Adventure, including the Tower of Terror. Shortly after that last ride, she threw up.

Bryce took her to the first aid station, where they park staff was convinced she was dehydrated. She drank and drank, and when everyone thought she'd be okay, they stood to leave. And then she threw up again! To make a long story short, Bryce spent 6 hours in the 1st aid station with absolutely nothing to do except watch Mary sleep. Eventually they got her a wheelchair so she could at least stroll around the park (where she barfed twice more). It turns out she had extreme motion sickness, but after she felt better it was as if nothing had ever happened.

Here are some other pictures.

On the way to the fancy hotel, where they spent the night before going to the beach the next day!

They stayed in Dana Point--check out the view from their window!

They had fun beach-combing and even had a barbeque one night.

They had a blast, and it made it even more enjoyable for everyone to have Aunt Heather along! I'm so glad they had a great little vacation.


SweetmamaK said...

How fun and the children are gorgeous! I can't get over it- they are all adorable. Funny how you and Bryce havn't aged at all and the kids have all grown up. I was going to comment that I like your new hair cut and then I realized, hmm, I havn't seen her in 8 years, so chances are this is not a "new" haircut- LOL- anyway it looks good on you!

Ashley said...

that looks like a ton of fun! ive been longing to go to disneyland and the beach! lucky duckys!! lol

HawgWildinWashington said...

I know this might sound wierd as you don't know me, but I am Shane Bevell's sister and Rachel McEwen's sister too. I feel like a stalker because I read your blog even though I don't know you. I just have to say, the reason I read it is because I enjoy your posts. You have a humor and ease to your writing that I enjoy... I often get a good giggle and most days I need that. So, I hope you don't mind as I continue to read about your family. Thanks for the laughs.. Tara

Rebecca and Co. said...

Tara, believe me, I'm a stalker too! Thanks for revealing yourself, LOL. I'm glad that you enjoy the blog. Next time you visit your bro & sis you should introduce yourself! P. S. I love Rachel! We had a great time at girls camp together.

Emmy said...

Looks like such a fun trip.. besides the barfing part :(

Glad they were able to go