Monday, January 12, 2009

The Best Little Jedi-In-Training...

I L.O.V.E. Disneyland. Just in case anyone forgot. We pulled up today and I just became instantly happy.

More so, I love having this experience with Harrison; of being able to just get in the car and go for a couple hours at the drop of a hat.

That's what we did today after church, thanks to a Christmas gift from the G.I.D., And now it gets better because Harrison is tall enough for pretty much everything in Disneyland park.  Rock On!!

Needless to say, he's hooked on Star Tours.

And today? There was no exception to the fun, Harrison insisted on running over to see Darth Vader and the Jedi Training Academy; but not only did we watch, he raised his hand while jumping up and down excitedly to be chosen.


Chosen, he was.
He was put right up in the middle of the stage and beamed with excitment.

 
He listened and learned...
 
 Then Darth Vader appeared and the match began.
 
It was close...

But Darth Vader backed off {no full surrender today}.


And the newest Jedi-in-Training, Padawan Harrison, made his way back to his mother, certificate in hand, knowing that he defeated Darth Vader and all was well in the universe.

Isn't he the best!?
May the Force be with you this week.


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19 comments:

Amy Jo said...

Wow! That is awesome! My husband would be jealous! Nice job capturing the story as it unfolded!

Blueberry said...

awesome!!!! i'm so glad he got picked!

Mia's Mama said...

That's BEYOND cool! I love the excitment in his face!

Brittany said...

NO stinkin' way?! That is SO awesome!!! He looked like a TRUE Jedi up there!! I am jealous. lol

carrie said...

OH - HE GOT PICKED!!! How fantastic - and it is an amazing place (and great gift GID!)

We ALMOST drove down this weekend to go to my Happiest Place On Earth, too! I think we are going to try to go next weekend...it really is such a magical place.

The force will be very strong this week, I predict.

Megan said...

jedi training academy is so fun! my harrison was picked when we were there last month -- so proud he was (in yoda speak :). love those shots!

Dawn said...

Oh,I miss going! We had passes the two years ago and loved zipping up for a weekend.

Does Harrison know what he wants to be for Halloween?? ;) My little guy has his all figured out!

:)

Christina said...

Holy cow, is that cool or what?! I'm giessing that ranks up there in his top ten experiences ever!

natalie said...

What a great Jedi-in-training!!! In a few years, he'll have darth vader surrendering in no time flat. Harrison will be SUPER tough!

Joanna said...

What an exciting experience for him! He is going to remember that forever, you just know it. I really liked the first shot of him standing there like a little Jedi. But then after reading the post, I got to the last shot and my heart just melted. I love the smile as he is running towards you (certificate in hand!) and that proud little face.

Stacy said...

I bet he was SO excited! What a wonderful time for your little Padawan!

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

That is so awesome! How great for Harrison! My girls have just gotten into Star Wars the last few months. I'm sure they'd love to do that sometime. They both have light sabers, now. Great photos captured, too!

Julie said...

That is awesome and the last picture is perfect!! What fun!

Jen said...

Oh man. I can only imagine how excited he was to be chosen. How cool and that last photo says it all.

boringtaxstuff said...

Wow! Incredible for him!

We love Disneyland as well (though who really doesn't?!). When we lived nearby and had an annual pass, the kids got so spoiled. Now they haven't been in 4 years and they're itching to go back (plus, we've added an additional kid who has never even been there).

Enjoy your moments!

Kimberly said...

No way! How special did he feel?! I imagine that had him smiling the rest of the day. :)

mariah@playful learning said...

Such a courageous soul! You can see the sense of accomplishment on his face in the last photo...

A Maui Blog said...

Awesome! great shots and I am sure this created great memories :)

Cara said...

That is so cool, he look like a natural. What a great experience for you both!