Romans First Trip to Disneyland

We took Roman to Disneyland for the first time last Friday. The picture above is at the very end of the day. Roman was wiped out :). Do it right or go home!!!!

I had reservations about taking Roman at such a young age for a couple of reasons. 1) He’s a little scared of giant costumes i.e. Mickey Mouse, Goofy, the Red Robin guy (there’s a story behind that). 2) He’s so young, and I wonder if he’ll even remember it. 3) Goes along with 2. If he may not remember it, is it worth shelling out the money to go? Disneyland tickets are NOT cheap.

After months of talking it over with Sal (who was all for it from the day Roman was born) and arguing with myself about it, we decided to do it. It didn’t hurt that ticket prices dropped by $30.

The best part of the day (for me anyways) was the Finding Nemo ride. If you havent been to Disneyland, Finding Nemo is a little submarine that goes half way under water. You look out the little port holes and see the whole cast of Finding Nemo hologram style. It’s really cool. You hear what they are saying, see them swim around, and are part of the adventure.

A little while before this picture was taken, this was the end, Roman was off my lap and had his whole head in the port-hole. He was talking to Dori and Nemo and the shark, waving his little hand as fast as he could. He kept yelling out Hi Nemo! Hi Dori! Hi Shark! He would turn back around and say “look momma!!!”. The joy on his face, the speed of the wave, the excitement in his voice…made it all worth it. The lights were turned out and the volume was up when tears were rolling down my cheeks. This little boy who I love more than life itself was having the best time of his life and “meeting” fish he had watched since birth.

We hit Toon Town after Finding Nemo and explored and played. Well….kinda. It was time for Romans nap and he was hungry. So we ate lunch and realized he had started to go down the dark path to evil. We had anticipated this though, so no biggie. So we started to head for the gate and finish the circle of Disneyland.

On our way out we found some ducks.

This was the end of the day. Poor little guy and family were worn out. I’ll leave you with the best picture of the day wich was also the first….

He was soooo excited to meet Mickey Mouse….until he met him. Lol! He was a little bigger in real life than I think Roman expected him to be.  All in all Disneyland was awesome! Cant wait to go again!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Photo By Holly
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 05:59:48

    How fun!! I know exactly what you mean about getting choked up watching your little guy get excited about something! Seeing the wonder and excitement on their little face is what being a child is all about – and the fact that they want to share it with YOU is one of the best parts of being a mommy! 🙂 I’ll take my boys to Disneyworld (we’re closer to Florida than California) someday – I’ve been there a few times (including on my honeymoon), and I can’t wait to go back and share it with them!!


  2. Emily Gooch
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 19:34:03

    LOL! Love the first shot. So cute. Looks like he had a great time and just couldn’t stay awake anymore. Beautiful looking family, Morgan.


  3. Mom
    Jun 21, 2011 @ 00:01:36

    Hi Honey,
    Love the pictures…..except the one of my rear. Actually I didn’t know you had the pictures up until Jodi called and said “LOVE the shot of your rear end”! I can’t BELIEVE it’s that BIG!!! So glad I am on a diet…..well sort of.
    Love You


  4. Journey Photographic
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 04:41:37

    Whether or not he remembers it, it sounds like he (and you) had a blast at the time. And at least you’ll have the pictures to remind him of the trip!


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