Christmas Eve 2009  At Disneyland

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart

Time To Dine And See Fireworks (Page Two)

Page 1 - Arrival At The Park   |   Page 2 - Completing The Evening

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Working up an appetite

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Laurie and Franklyn take a moments to rest

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Nick does his artwork

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Robin and Bob

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
The love birds - Sue and Paul

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
The General Manager drops bye for a visit... Albert always makes it special

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Sue, Paul Michele, Theo, Sheri (Left)
Bob, Robin, Nick, Franklyn, and Laurie (right)

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Dessert is served

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
18 bizillion calories

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Did you know? - Gingerbread dates back to the 15th century, and figural biscuit-making was practiced in the sixteenth century . The first documented instance of figure-shaped gingerbread biscuits appearing was in the court of Elizabeth I of England. She had the gingerbread figures made and presented in the likeness of some of her important guests.

Most gingerbread men share the same roughly humanoid shape, with stubby feet and no fingers. Many gingerbread men have a face, though whether the features are indentations within the face itself or other candies stuck on with icing or chocolate varies from recipe to recipe. Other decorations are common; hair, shirt cuffs and shoes are sometimes applied, but by far the most popular decoration are shirt buttons, which are traditionally represented by gum drops, icing, or raisins.

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Tummy full

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
"These are little gifts!"

Heading For The Fireworks

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
It was cool but not cold

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Bam.... Boom... Echo's everywhere

Did you know? - The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China where they were first used to frighten away evil spirits with their loud sound and also to pray for happiness and prosperity. Eventually, the art and science of firework making developed into an independent profession.

In ancient China, pyrotechnicians (firework-masters) were well-respected for their knowledge and skill in mounting dazzling displays of light and sound. A record in 1264 states that the speed of the rocket-propelled 'ground-rat' firework frightened the Empress Dowager Gong Sheng during a feast held in her honor by her son Emperor Lizong of Song (r. 1224–1264).

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Captivated

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Booooooom

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Theo tells the story of the fireworks

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
The blurr is Theo running

Time For A Nightcap

Did you know? - A nightcap is an alcoholic beverage drunk right before going to sleep. The alcohol content is higher than a wine or beer drink, usually a liqueur or spirit. Traditional nightcaps are brandy or a cream-based liqueur such as Irish cream.

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Renee had outdoor duty

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009

Dinner and fireworks Christmas Eve 2009
Goodnight Theo!  Merry Christmas

Page 1 - Arrival At The Park   |   Page 2 - Completing The Evening