Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jedi Training

On our recent trip to Disneyland the boys were very excited to visit Star Tours, the ride. Last time neither of them were big enough but this time both made the height requirements. They don't know much about Star Wars and had only seen one of the actual movies. Their friends talk about it and so in their eyes, it's the greatest!

So when Jeff and I were checking out the shows and attractions we were interested to see they had a new Jedi Training Show. Sounded like fun but we didn't mention it to the boys because we knew they would be bugging us all day. At one point my Dad and Jeff went to ride Space Mountain while the rest of us all hung out. Then Star Wars music started to play and caught the boys attention attention. Soon an announcement was made that the show and training was about to start. We made our way toward the stage and here's what happened next...

The "Master" came out and started picking younglings to train.
Josh got on the stage...
Seth was jumping up and down and the "Master" laughed and said
"You, the youngling that is very excited, come up and help me."
Do you see the blue circles they're standing on?
At one point the "Master" told all of them to look down at the circle.
Seth looked down for a good 3 minutes because he was so nervous.
Finally the "Master" told him he could look up.
I had tears in my eyes because he was trying so hard to be a good listener!

Practicing their new moves...

Josh was actually fighting Darth Vader on stage with the "Master."

Storm Troopers were also trying to get in on the action

This is serious stuff!

In the end they were both awarded diplomas.
Now they are officially Padawans, students of the Ancient Jedi Training.

They were bummed that they didn't get to keep the costume or light saber!
They did however get Mickey Mouse light sabers as souvenirs.
Jeff and I were happy because they cost under $5!


Julie said...

Noah will be so jealous!

Shalee said...

The funny thing is that you probably didn't need to buy them a souvenir... those memories will last much longer than the toys!

Tina B. said...

I've been trying to get my husband to take us to Dinsney Land but it just hasn't been good timing. Wait util I tell him about this...he'll be dragging us THIS weekend!

beBOLDjen said...

To Jedi mother,
You've been tagged! Stop by for the rules:)))

OneHappyfamily said...

I would love to tell you about the coupon thing. It is just too much to email. Send me a email with your phone # and I will call you and tell you about it.

Donna Rae said...

Stacey, I posted a new post on my blog that has the link to coopon loop. You can print a lot of coupons there. There are several on the site for a the cleaners that are on sale at Walgreens. There are also rebates for the cleaners. You can get the rebate book at Walgreens. If you go to my blog I have posted a link to get a $5 off $25 purchase at Walgreens tomorrow. That would be a good time to purchase a lot of the stuff because with the coupon you will get an extra $5 off. Shawnie was right, it is a lot to explain in an email. A lot of my friends keep telling me I need to have a class one weekend to help everyone. I guess I could and we could go on a field trip to walgreens and cvs. That would be funny. I love the jedi academy at disneyland. We do it everytime we go. Its so fun to watch the kids. It is so sad when they are not chosen though.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Too cool, and such fun!. Nothing like have a Jedi Knight or two on your team.