Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Disneyland with Tanner

We've had a family tradition of taking each of our kids to Disneyland individually when they turn 8 . Amy took Kenly and I took Kaden & Jordan when each of them turned 8. For Tanner, we decided that we both wanted to go since he is our last. We kept it a surprise, telling all the kids that we were going on a family vacation to Bamma and Papa's for Easter weekend. We had worked it out that my Mom and Dad would watch the older kids while we headed to Disneyland. The morning after arriving at Bamma and Papa's house, we secretly got all of our's and Tanner's luggage in the van, and then casually asked Tanner if he wanted to go to Walmart with us. He said "sure" and hopped in the van with us. We started driving South to Utah, and about 15 minutes into the drive, Tanner said "how far is it to Walmart??" I told him that it was a long ways away so he might as well take a nap. He did that and when he woke up an hour or so later, he exclaimed "we aren't there yet??" So, we told him that we had decided to go pay Uncle James and Aunt Ashley a visit (we had made arrangements to have them take us to the airport:)) He was excited about that, so the surprise stayed in tact:) We arrived at James and Ashley's home, visited for a bit, and then loaded up in their van and headed for the airport. When we got there, Tanner asked why we were at the airport, so we told him that because the weather was bad, we had decided that it would be safer to fly back to Idaho Falls. He has never been on a plane, so he thought that was a GREAT idea! We got checked in and got into the security check line and asked Amy how long she wanted to keep the secret going. We decided to go ahead and let him in on the truth. We asked him "if you could go anywhere on a plane, where would you want to go?" He thought for a few seconds and said "Disneyland!" I kind of laughed and then showed him the tickets and said "these tickets show that we are going from SLC to Orange County." He of course asked where Orange County was, and I told him that it was the same place where Disneyland was! He thought for a few more seconds and looked up and said "are we going to Disneyland???" We told him we were and he got soooo excited that his face turned completely red and then gave us both big hugs. It was a great surprise!! We had a great time and didn't have to deal with any big tantrums or screaming the whole time we were there (like we saw many other moms and dads dealing with in Disneyland).

Above: Tanner in the security line just after we told him where we were going.

Tanner on his first airplane ride.

Mom and Tanner in front of Mickey!

Tanner being trained to be a Jedi! He was a great Youngling:)

Fortunately, he didn't choose to join the Dark Side! He fought off Darth Maul!

Tiki Tanner Amy/Tanner in front of Disney Castle.

Mickey in Dreads! Dad and Tanner on the train.

Dad and Tanner getting ready to get on the Nemo ride.

Tanner & Dad in the Rain Forest Cafe.

The Mad-Tanner!

Tower of Terrooooorrrrrrr!!!

Grizzly Rapids!

Tanner in front of our Hotel.

Captain Jack Tanner!

Space Mountain!!

Tanner made a new friend.

Tanner in front of Big Thunder Mtn.

Heading home!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween 2009

Dracu-dad and his 80's relic girlfriend...

Dace, Noah, Jord, and Tanner trick-or-treating to the businesses in town...

Como se Dice "Happy Halloween?" Kaden and Trey make quite a pair.

Jord (Dead Mr. Darcy?), Tanner, and Kenly Hannah Montana 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy 14th Birthday, Kenly!

Kenly and her cohort Shelby, the day before
Kenly's birthday with the Young Men and Young
Women of the Powell 1st Ward.

Our 14-yr-old with Mom, Kaden,
Jordan, and Tanner

Happy Birthday, Kenly Marie!

Kenly and Tanner, ready for school
On Kenly's birthday.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Amy's Girls Trip to NYC August 2009

Amy and her girlfriends recently returned from a girls' trip to NYC...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Catching up

Facebook has taken most of my computer time, so it's been waaay to long since I posted anything on our blog. So, I decided to just throw a bunch of pictures from the past few months up to catch anyone up that happens to look at our blog.

Kaden, Jordan, and Tanner all entered an art contest at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Out of more than 1300 entries, all of them were chosen to be in the top 50. Kaden and Jordan were in the same age group and Kaden won 1st prize and Jordan took 3rd. The Bison in this picture is Kadens. We sure are proud of them.

Amy and I went to the Park County Fair and saw the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in concert.

Kand went to Key Camp in Casper, so we took the whole family and stayed at the C'mon Inn.

While in Casper, we ate at a restaurant called Sanders. It was a fun place!

Amy's brother David just got married to a great girl! Welcome to that family Amanda!

Amy with those that made her a mom on Mother's Day.

We have been working on finishing our basement this Summer. Hopefully it will be done in a month or so. We can't wait for our home theater!

Family pic at the Soelberg family reunion.

The whole Moore Family, minus Cory & Lisa's son, Matt. We sure have grown over the years!

Papa with Jordan and Tanner on the Bear Tooth Pass.

Tanner on Bear Tooth.

Tanner playing ball.

Kaden....perfect defensive form....and a smile:)

Our new dog Jaxon. We LOVE him!

Kaden at his 5th Grade graduation.