This year David and I, along
with the young Gibson family,
spent our Thanksgiving break
in sunny California.
|Aaron enjoyed meeting his 2nd Cousin|
Once Removed Christopher
|They were beside themselves with excitement.|
As we waited to get in, they could hardly
contain themselves. I heard
Aaron say, "I can't believe it, I
just can't believe it!"
|We can't wait to get inside Mickey.|
|It was sometimes easier getting|
the boys' pictures while standing in
line than while on the actual rides.
|What a joy-filled day!|
|Mr. Toad's Ride|
|Right up this Super Hero's alley|
|I just love that sweet little face.|
Aaron talked a blue streak the entire
trip. What a fun age 3 is!
|Because David's mom lives so close|
to Disneyland, we left in the middle of
the day to take a short nap.
Aaron needed one and so did
the rest of us.
|But before we left, we had to have|
one of the famous Mickey Bars.
They definitely lived up to their hype.
|I think David has found his|
Disneyland Buddy. Caleb, at 6 1/2
was the perfect age to enjoy every aspect
of Disneyland. He rode all the "super
scary" rides and loved every minute of it.
|We returned around dusk and got to enjoy|
Disneyland at night, including a magnificent
|Aaron's favorite ride was the |
ride and he got his own ray gun
for a souvenir.
|He also liked It's a Small World. He called|
it the Dragon ride. Yes, there are dragons
in the ride.
|The young Gibsons had been reading|
a book about Walt Disney in preparation
for the trip so we had to get a picture
of Walt with Mickey.
|The park was all decked out for Christmas. |
Look at this enormous tree.
Disney knows how to do
|On Tuesday, we headed to Little Corona Beach|
which was quiet and secluded.
|Caleb found a starfish in one of the|
|Aaron loved digging in the sand.|
|Mandy and Caleb exploring|
|Jeremy enjoying the sand.|
Mandy had to leave on Tuesday
night because she had to work,
but Jeremy and the boys
went back to the beach
on both Wednesday and Thursday.
|This little Colorado boy knows how to climb.|
He's been doing it since before he could walk
(on his parent's backs).
|Sometimes he just needs a little help getting down.|
|I have always LOVED the southern|
|And what a serendipity finding|
a street named after my sweet daddy.
|A California trip wouldn't be complete without|
a trip to In-N-Out Burgers and yes,
David did get another shirt.
|Caleb and I shared a drink.|
|Jeremy and Grandmother enjoyed|
catching up on family news.
|Caleb and Ducca playing|
"Throw the Ball Over the House"
|Indian Caleb on Thanksgiving Day|
|Indian Aaron always on the move|