Thursday, March 13, 2008

Disneyland and new art!

I made another birdhouse for our backyard. I've been saving up our beer bottle caps trying to figure out what to do with them, and I was struck with inspiration. A little bird beer house. If I were a bird, I would totally call this place home. I think it'll be cool once it gets a little rust and patina on it.

I used an old "Lucky Lager" opener for the perch.

So yesterday was Disneyland day! We all had such a good time. Dylan was super cool and really fun to take. We saw a few other kids having extreme meltdowns and tantrums, so we were really happy with how good our day went. We spent quite a bit of time in Toontown. He was way into the cars there.

Here's Michael and Dylan on the firetruck.

In Mickey's prop room. We thought it would be cool to get a picture of him standing by the Fantasia broom, but there was so much to see and do ...

On some weird contraption...

Meeting the Mouse.

This turned out to be a bad idea about halfway through the ride... but he recovered nicely.

Cutie patootie.

There's this bitchin' Buzz Lightyear ride where you score points by shooting at robots and toys. Somewhere in there they take your picture, and at the end you can email it to yourself. Michael took this one pretty seriously, his score is on the left, Dylan held his own on the right.

Formerly the "Swiss Family Robinson" treehouse... now it belongs to Tarzan.

Aaaah, nothing more beautiful than when the lights go down in Disneyland. Here's Dylan being mezmorized by the parade.

A great time there! We drove home with him singing the "Tiki Room" song over and over until he fell asleep in pure blissful exhaustion. And yet, the surprises were not over! Today I had a package waiting for me from Colin Johnson. He included a whole slew of fun things to look at and play with.

Here's the new addition to our collection "Fringe Festival". It's so beautiful. It was on the cover of "City Pages" .

Perhaps my favorite toy in the bunch... the beauty in the bottle.
Thanks Colin!!!


colin johnson said...

Hey Shaunna, awesome, glad to hear the package arrived safely and you're enjoying it! Looks like you guys had a great time at Disney. I'm so jealous! Your bird house looks great too. I always like the more rustic bird houses. Great job with the bottle caps and "Lucky Lager" opener. I'm sure the birds will be thrilled. Thanks again so much for trading with me and talk to you soon...!!!

Jan said...

Hi Sweetie,

Looks like you all had a great time
at Disneyland yesterday. Glad Dylan did so well and had so much fun. Your pictures are great. Can't wait for Bodie to big enough to go and enjoy it. Love your new Art Work from Colin. Very Talented. And how cool to recieve all the extra goodies. Fun. Like the piece you did for him too. Love you guys.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun at D Land.... nice birdhouse, yeah it'll look really awesome in a few years...


Limón said...

Awesome birdhouse!! Looks like you guys had tons o fun. That CJ piece is really sweet! I like those little toys he sprinkles inside.

Take care.

shaunna said...

Yes, tons of fun at Disneyland! Sadly, we didn't take him on the 'Pirate's of the Carribean'(which is my favorite). He got a little afraid on some of the rides... and I certainly don't want to turn him off to the idea of growing up to be a pirate...

I'm still pushing for that. ;)