Disneyland! The Scariest Place on Earth (for Ashton)

We got to spend three days hopping back and forth between Disneyland and California Adventure.  What can I say, it was a dream!  We had so much fun and the kids were soooo good.  My mom came with us the first day.  It was so great to have her with us.  We missed you, though, Dad!

First we had breakfast at the hotel with a bunch of characters.  Ashton was in heaven!

IMG_0594Emmy was a little freaked out…Here she is trying to be brave.


We hurried straight to Pirates of the Caribbean but Ashton absolutely refused.  We thought that was strange since he loves the movie and loved the ride last year.  So we went on to the Haunted Mansion.  Ashton watched “The Nightmare before Christmas” all the way to California so we thought he’d LOOOOVE it, all decked out for Christmas with Jack Skelington.  Well, he HATED it and was scared all the way through.  Okay….so what did we decide to go on next?  Splash Mountain!  I LOVE Splash Mountain and Ashton was tall enough so we brought him with us, even though he REALLY didn’t want to.  Here’s a  picture of my poor baby being thrown into the briar patch…

IMG_0631And a video….

So, as you can imagine, he was way soooo scared of all the rides from then on.  We are the meanest parents in the world!  He was still brave and went on rides, but as we stood in line he would ask a list of questions that grew pretty long by the 3rd day…”Are there any tunnels on this ride? Any witches? Any spiders? Any waterfalls? Any bad guys?”

Anyhoo, here are just a few pictures of that first day with Grammy.