October 30, 2014


Most of my family went to Disneyland last week for Mickey's Halloween Party. It had been way too long since I'd been to Disneyland. We used to have annual passes, but it's been a while since we've indulged in that extravagance. Seeing Silas taking everything in and LOVING it makes me think we need to revisit that decision. We had a blast, dressed as dinosaurs and pirates and star wars characters, and then trick-or-treating all about Disneyland. This Halloween Party thing that Disneyland has going on is pretty cool. We walked onto every ride and came home with enough candy that we don't have to buy any for our trick-or-treaters tomorrow night. This will be an annual Halloween tradition for our family for sure. I just don't think I can wait a whole year to take Silas back again. I've got oodles of pictures from our fabulous day, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Here we go....He was enthralled with the parade.Not sure what's going on in this pictures, but I kind of love it...
Of course I wanted to have a cute family picture in front of the Disneyland castle, but this is what I got...
My mom had been holding Silas, and he was pretty pissed when I took him from her to get this shot. I tried really hard to get him to cooperate... 

I'm still trying to sort through my feelings about the fact that I am wearing shorts at 11:00 at night in late October and not freezing. On the one hand, RAD! I'm not a fan of being cold, and my stamina for Disneyland after dark is greatly increased when I am comfortably warm. On the other hand, I would love to be wearing cozy Fall clothes and sipping on a hot drink, while pushing my bundled up babe around the park in his stroller.
But, this is the dilemma of my life. I am constantly vascilating between wanting to move to Hawaii where it's never cold and where the water is always warm enough to swim, and wanting to move to the East Coast where I can see the leaves changing and experience ALL the seasons. Does the grass really always have to be greener on the other side? In this case, it literally is...in both places.
But, then again, neither of those places have Disneyland, where the greenest of grasses exists. So let's be real, I'm not going anywhere. Afterall, whenever you are in need of some seasonal festivities, Disneyland has it all....even snow. And, while we may not experience 4 very different seasons, we do get enough variety to appease our need for change. So, here we are, Nick still surfing without wearing a wetsuit and me staring longingly at my Fall boots each day, then slipping on my sandals once again. And I'm just going to go ahead and let myself feel ALL the feelings on this one...the good, the bad, and the ugly. Because, really, we've got it pretty good.
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  1. Love the pictures! How fun!

    Is your brother-in-law Darth and Chewy/wookie rolled into one?

  2. um...Kayleigh and I will be buying passes soon. Silas needs a pass to go to Disneyland with his church aunties. He should bring his mom too!

  3. doesn't get any cuter than this!
    And it reminds me of the time Luke and I went with Joshua and Naomi to Disneyland, and somehow got ourselves *in* the parade as dancing penguins...oh the memories...

  4. Silas has the best expressions. Also, we've been having a snowstorm since last night. I'd much rather be at Disney in shorts.