Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

I wasn't sure what the outcome of this year's Santa photo shoot would be - last year he took a great picture, but he never even noticed Santa! I had high hopes, simply because he had no issues with the characters at Disneyland, but you never know with a toddler!

Well, as you can see, Timothy was more than happy to sit on Santa's lap - in fact, he got very impatient when we were next in line and the little girl before us was needing some coaxing to calm down, smile and look at the camera. Anyway, here's my sweet, adorable little camera-hog (we really should get him into modeling one of these days! hehe). Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Since Nicole did such a good job posting about Disneyland, I thought I would post about my day with the little man at the LA County Zoo. Nicole had conferences all day on Tuesday, so Timothy and I had a boys day out.

The first thing that Timothy really recognized from his books was the zebra (this was his favorite of the day too):

There were lots of monkeys too!

They even had a playground in the park to make sure Timothy got every last bit of energy out for the day:

Lastly, we saw a little kitty (jaguar) drinking water:

All in all, it was a great day. There were lots of other animals Timothy really liked, but taking pictures and chasing the little guy was not the easiest job of the day. As soon as we got back to the car, he was out, so we took a little trip down sunset blvd before picking up Nicole from work.

Daddy's Birthday at Disneyland!

I had to be in Southern California for work the Monday following Thanksgiving, so we decided to make a road-trip out of it! We drove down to Orange County on Thanksgiving morning (4:30am departure time!) and Timothy was SO excited to see his cousins, Jack and Minsh (Vince), and Aunt Cwish-tee (Christie) and Unco Coo (Uncle Drew). For some reason, I decided it would be a good idea to join Christie for Black Friday shopping the next day, so again, I was up before 5am (Christie got up before 3am to go get a "ticket" for one of the hot items she wanted to buy! Yikes!). Anyway, it wasn't so bad, and we both got some good deals, but I don't know that I'll be doing that again...

Anyway, we spent a leisurely time hanging out with everyone that weekend (Timothy even stayed with a babysitter for the first time ever!) and on Sunday, which was Billy's birthday, we went to Disneyland! Timothy had an amazing time! So without further ado, here are some photos for your viewing enjoyment.

Self-portrait at the main entrance.

Pirates of the Caribbean - in retrospect, maybe not the best choice for our first ride! He sat on my lap with his head on my chest for 95% of it - he only looked up a couple of times when we pointed out some puppies and pigs.

The Jungle Cruise was a much bigger hit.

In front of Sleeping Beauty's castle, which was so beautifully lit up at night, but our pictures all came out blurry.

Timothy pretty much insisted on walking most of the day. Luckily he likes holding our hands.

Napping while Daddy, Jake and Mary went on Space Mountain.

Cutie waiting for the Holiday on Main Street parade - which was AWESOME!

Billy with his cousins Mary and Jake, who shares Billy's birthday (only he's 11 years younger!). Jake and Mary are two of Timothy's namesake's siblings.

Timothy loved the Playhouse Disney stage show - Handy Manny was featured!

On a couple of different rides in A Bug's Life at California Adventure.

In a chair in the Beast's library.

"Nice to meet you, Mick!" Mickey was at a bit of a loss when Timothy wanted to shake his hand! :)

I wasn't able to get a picture of Timothy facing me, because he wouldn't take his eyes off of Mickey!

Yup, definitely the happiest place on Earth! Can't wait to go back! Yay!