03 December 2011

Fear and no fear, plus the blue knight

For Saturday, we spent a lot of time at California Adventure. Abigail showed no fear and took Mom and Dad (separately) on the fast roller coaster — Screamin'. And, Laura showed some guts by following everyone else on the ferris wheel. Apparently, there are only some scary rides she likes to go on. We went on a swinging cage. The first time it swung, Laura crawled up into a ball, leaving the boys to slide off from their seats. She caught one, but missed the other. I think the whole family was laughing very hard during that ride. We all enjoyed it, but Laura.

It was fun to go on rides together. We all went on the together. Unfortunately, Gabriel is out of view on these pics, but is sitting next to Laura.

That evening we had dinner at Medieval Times, which was a blast. The kids loved cheering for the blue knight. He came in second place, doing a pretty good job, overall. But, for Laura and I, it was really great seeing the kids get into the performance and cheer for the blue night.

The picture of Benjamin with his blue flag exemplifies how all the kids got into the cheering. I don't know what was happening with Gabriel here, but I love that Collette is ready to smile for any picture.

Family picture at the event:


  1. I am completely with Laura! I will go on (and actually love) the screamin' roller coaster and the tower of terror, but I can't stand the swinging ferris wheel! It is, by far, the scariest ride there for me. It looks like you guys had a blast! What a great surprise for the kids!!

  2. Laura didn't do so well on the Tower of Terror either. She ended up yelling "not again" each time the ride went back up. It seems like she gave everyone else on the ride a good laugh, including Abigail, who keeps retelling the story.