November 12th, 2010
Technically, this wasn't Noah's "first" time at Disneyland, but the first time was in utero. You may remember this picture from December 2009:
...so when we took him in November, he was at least SEEING it all for the first time. :-) It was a big day for our little family! I'm sure I don't need to explain why to most of you, but Joel and I are big Disneyland fanatics. (Fanatics is probably a too mild of a term actually.) Anyhow, we had a great first visit with Noah and got to meet up with some friends that are equally fanatical about the Happiest Place on Earth. Alyssa and I taught together when we lived in LA and soon discovered our shared obsession. We even went to the park on the actual 50th Anniversary of Disneyland, despite insane crowds and mid July heat, we had a great day being part of Disneyland history. Joel was off climbing Mt. Whitney that weekend with Mike & Scooter, but we did get to go to the big "5.5.05" 50th Anniversary Celebration earlier that year. See? FANATICS!
Anyhow, here is our little boy, carrying on the family tradition:
First ride, Pirates of the Caribbean! Noah slept through Mommy & Daddy's favorite ride, as you can see:
Noah and Daddy (Special thanks to Aunt Kelly and family for Noah's Mickey shirt! They actually were AT Disneyland the day Noah was born, and picked out that shirt for him to match the ones they all got, too.)
Noah and Mama, on King Arthur's Carousel - he loved it!
Our little Mouseketeer :-)
Noah and Daddy in front of It's a Small World Holiday
Alyssa, David, & Emma - our partners in crime
Jenn & Alyssa with the next generation of Disneyland fanatics :-) (More like 3rd Gen. since we inherited our obsessions from our own moms!)
It's a Small World After All...
Our first family picture at Disneyland: