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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Haley Against the Dark Side.



Haley is a Star Wars Fanatic. She gets that from her dad (considering I called Darth Vader "Dark Vader" until about five years ago.) Her life is just consumed with all things Star Wars. I even bought her a Darth Vader costume (Helmet included) for Christmas WHICH SHE FOUND last week. Sidenote: We tried to throw her off track by telling her Mommy & Daddy would have to "discuss" the outcome of the aforementioned costume. So she will have to wait until Christmas morning to be reunited with Mr. Vader.

One more piece of evidence of her love for Star Wars: She exchanged all of her Halloween Candy for Light Sabers.

So imagine her glee when Disneyland started their Jedi in Training Show in Tomorrowland. Every time we go to Disney, she asks to go to the show so she can fight Darth Vadar. When the show begins, they pick about twenty kids to go through "training" and then they each get to fight Darth Vadar or Darth Maul. She REALLY wanted to be one of those kids.

Well yesterday, we went to Disneyland for my niece's 1st Birthday (Happy Bday Ems!) While My sister and her friends were waiting to ride Space Mountain, I took Haley over to the show. The show was packed, but I let Haley go and just said "scoot in there somewhere" and wouldn't you know - she found herself in the front row - and WAS CHOSEN!

The smile on her face melted my heart! She was thrilled. I called Jen and asked if she could run her camera over (of course, the one day I don't have my camera)....and I called Curtis (who was arriving with my parents) and said, "RUN!!!!!!" Everyone made it in time and we got to see our little Padawan (Jedi in Training). It was truly magical!




My favorite picture of the day - Everyone was listening to the Jedi Master EXCEPT Haley! She turned around to wave to her fans! And yes, that Lady is asking her to turn around. Okay, so maybe she gets that from me.



Our proud graduate...

11 comments:

Heidi said...

That is AWESOME. She's so cute... and so big. Where is the time going?

johnsonandjohnson said...

YAY Haley! I bet that is something she won't forget!

Lyn said...

Oh, the look of joy and pride on her face and her daddy's face - how sweet! You must frame her certificate! Congrats, Miss Haley!

World of Wright said...

The certificate will look great next to her high school and college diplomas.

Jon in HB said...

Fought well, she has!

Kiki said...

Hey ya'all - it is Rebecca Wheeler (Woest). Randomly found your blog by clicking on links from my friends blogs (crazy world of six degrees of separation!) Anyway, I loved this story so much, just had to say hello! Kids really are amazing creatures.

Diane Davis said...

haley is one bad ass jedi master. love her. :)

The Unlikely Pastor's Wife said...

How CUTE!
Love it.....

Connie said...

... this is such a hoot for us on sooo many levels!!! It thrills us to see how Haley delights in sharing the same love of 'faraway galaxies' and center stage with her Dad!!! It's like we've been thrown into a time warp!... watching Curtis stand in line for hours in order to snag a "starring role" on the stage of the Star Trek show at Universal Studios... (did you know he speaks fluent Klingon)... and then buying the video tape so we can relive the moments over and over and over...Looks like Haley's "bringin' it back"!!! We can't wait!!!

Kurt said...

That explains it. I was pretty sure she Jedi-mind-tricked me the other day.

Don said...

Don't know who's prouder in that last pic...CT or HT.

My fav pic of all is the "I gotta be me" shot with her in her bright purple shirt among all the brown-robed Jedi's. Not so much "dark side," but more "bright side!" Love it.