Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Well, we made it to California and back safely! It was quite a trip with us leaving earlier than planned, being gone nearly 10 days, daddy having to work part of the time, a graduation, and of course Disneyland! Ella and I got to relax for the first few days, but unfortunately, Daddy was asked to work some of those days and the office was too far away for him to stay with us. The day after he got back, the McCarters and Westover/Whipples arrived and we went to Cheriss' graduation (the kids stayed behind with a sitter)! Now shortly after arriving, Daddy thought he spotted Ronny James Dio (former lead singer of Black Sabbath and lead singer of his own band Dio). Dad, Uncle Ian, and Grandpa spent the whole graduation trying to decide if it was him or not, but this was a difficult task since we were sitting behind him and all we could see was the back of the head. Well, Daddy and Uncle Ian were determined to find out, and sure enough it was! They were so excited! They asked him if they could take a picture with him and here it is! Uncle Ian and Grandpa got one with him too (he was very nice about it) and I think that it made their night (Sorry Cheriss!)! Anyway, we all had a great time together that night at the party, but all of the Farfans (especially Kaylie and Brandy) were missed! By the end of the day, there were just a few people that were wiped out! Ella climbed up on the couch with Aunt Cheriss and I think they were both out in less than 10 minutes! The next day we headed for Disneyland! We had churros, saw Princess Jasmine, Alice in Wonderdland, Peter Pan, Woody, and Jesse. We rode Dumbo, the Teacups, the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Carribean, and Ella even braved a roller coaster! Now, Mommy was pretty nervous about the roller coaster, but Ella loved it! Mommy and "brother" weren't allowed to ride but Daddy rode with Ella and he said she had her hands up in the air and screamed with joy! Nearly the instant they got off she was begging to do it again! Unfortunately she was not quite as fond of the Haunted Mansion. We had explained to her what it was and she said she wanted to try it, but once we got in the elevator and they blacked the lights, of course, everyone screamed...and it was all downhill from there! By the time we got off, she was crying and yelling, "I don't ever want to do that ride again!" But as soon as we got off of Pirates of the Carribean,
she was happy again and singing, "Yo-ho! Yo-ho! It's pirates for me!" To finish the day we bought our little princess a pink hat, complete with minnie ears, a tiara, a veil coming down the back and we even had her name put on the back for her! She loves it! As for Ella's little brother, he is growing like nothing else and becoming very active! Don't forget to check out his progress with our week by week developmental chart! As of 6/16 we are 22 weeks along. Only 18 to go...we hope!