Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July

We went down to Orange COunty for a whirlwind trip this last weekend. We left after I got off work Friday night around 11:00 pm. Eric was a trooper and drove the whole way. We were blessed with Eric's parents car to drive down. Wow! what a difference a car makes. The Beast whas made the trip but it is better it doesn't. We got in around 3:00am and of course Enzo woke up thinking it was morning and wanted to play with cousins. It took about an hour or two to get him back to bed, that was fun.
Needless to say we went into the weekend sleep deprived....never a great thing but oh well!

Saturday morning I made my famous pancakes as requested and we ate and ate and there were still tons left. I may have gotten carried away but they were good the next day too. We froze them with wax paper between and then popped them into the toaster...yummy!

Eric was able to go and watch our friend shape a surfboard blank that Eric had got a while back. Later the guys went SUPing (Stand Up Paddling). Jebraun and I went to shopping for a few odds and ends. I offered to give my sister some highlights and we got supplies for that too.

Saturday night I made GF pizza for the kids and bought Trader Joe's Whole Wheat pizza dough for the rest of the clan. I baked up five pizzas for them and one for the kids and I. We had a topping bar and everyone made their own pizzas. The trick with the pre-made dough is to bake it first for about 8-10 minutes, then add your toppings and throw it back into the oven to warm up the toppings. way better than having burnt topping and gooey crust! Thanks Trader Joe's Check out guy for the tip!

Sunday morning we woke up early and headed to Disneyland!!!
We got there about 8:30 and pretty much walked on every ride until lunch time!
We went on


Alice in Wonderland


Winnie the Pooh (twice)

Mark Twain River Boat-I had never been on it!

Pirates of the Caribbean

Swiss Family Robinson's Tree House-(it is not Tarzan's tree to this family!!!)

Tom Sawyer's Island

Mickey and Pluto made an appearance at Club 33!
Club 33 for lunch at 1:30 was amazing!

Club 33 has always been such a treat but they went up and beyond the call of duty. My mom had called to see if there was any way they could accommendate our gluten free issues. Boy, did they!!
The chef made a special gf marinara sauce and got rice noodles for us.

Then for dessert they made special flourless chocolate cupcake, gf chocolate cookies and berry sorbet!!!

They have totally out did themselves and it was all so tasty. Then they gave us the rest of the cookies, about 10 more cookies in a bakery box to go!
Then we were off to California Adventure

Bugs Life here we come!
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
Flik's Flyers

Francis' Ladybug Boogie-(like the teacups)
It's Tough to be a Bug Show
Toy Story

Soaring over California
Family picture of 20 people!
The whole clan
 my brother Christian, Sheri, his wife and Maile their daughter :( 

Needless to say we had fun!

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