Sunday, July 6, 2008

In A Moments Notice

We headed down to sunny and cool San Diego for the weekend. The news was forecasting heat in the 100's for the 4th of July at home so we wanted outta the heat for a while.
We packed in so much fun I think we had our share for the summer...well at least mommy has had her share of crazy crowded places for a while.

Day 1
We drove down during the girls nap time so we only had half of the first day to play but we made the most of it for sure. We visited with the girls great grandparents. The girls are their only great grandchildren so far...they have two more on the way :) The girls really liked to show off all their tricks. They had huge smiles on their faces the entire time we were there. I think my grandparents did too. GGpa's drums and GGma's scarves were some of their fav's by far.

Addee and Great Grandpa.
Charlee with one of Great Grandma's scarves.
Rockin' out with daddy.
Singing 'Twinkle Twinkle'.
Are you watching us Great Grandpa?
Kisses for Great Grandma from Charlee are the best!

Day 2
Thursday we took the girls to Sea World. They had such a great time. I think their favorite part was the Shamu Rocks Show. He was awesome. The girls could not take their eyes off him.
We got to pet dolphins, starfish and sea rays. They loved seeing Nemo in person too. The Shark Encounter was amazing. If you were considering taking your kids to Sea World Go GO Go!!! We had so much fun.
Holy fishy's!!
Those are some BIG teeth
Family pic on the teacup ride. Way too much spinning for mommy's liking
I think this sea otter wanted Addee's gram cracker
Touching the dolphin's. This was mommy's favorite.
Touching the starfish
Shamu Rocks!!!
This was pretty much their expressions thru the entire Shamu show.

Addee LOVES cotton candy...specially at 10 o'clock at night :)

Day 3 (4th of July)
The Del Mar Fair was going on in SD while we were there and who can resist junk food, petting zoo's and creepy old men working all the kiddie rides. :) Not us! We ate till we got sick...not literally, rode a dozen rides...thankfully the girls were just tall enough to ride most alone, and petted a handful of stinky animals. The girls were in heaven. Then later that night we went down to the Oceanside pier to watch the fireworks show. I think all of Oceanside was there with us. It was crazy crowded. My sister in law wrote her phone number on her daughter's arm in case she wandered off. I had never seen so many people in one place. Unfortunately the fog rolled in just before the show so the fireworks were not visible...super bummer. But thank you to all the people who don't obey the laws and fired off illegal fireworks so my kids could enjoy. They were just as happy.

Boat ride with cousin Summer.
Can you tell they enjoyed the swings?
Posing for just a sec for a 4th of July pic with mommy.
Feeding the goats.
Charlee was a huge fan of the pot belly pig.

Day 4
A day at the beach. We snuck onto Camp Penalton's beach because we heard they had a great cove for kids where they are no waves to knock them down. I will admit I was a wee bit scared of being put into the military jail with my toddlers :) BUT it was wonderful. We had a wonderful day. It was a relaxing way to end a crazy, busy, fun weekend.

Filling up the bucket.
Addee found a crabby pet.
Down to the water for a quick dip.
Two happy sunbathers.
Digging holes with cousin Christian.
I just couldn't resist this one.
My sweet but dirty Charlee Bean.

Thank you to Tom & Marina (my Brother-in-law and sister-in-law) for housing all six of us. We had to take our two giant dogs with us cuz we were worried about the high heat and them freaking over the fireworks. We had SO MUCH FUN!!!


Jaime said...

It sounds like you guys had a blast! And your pictures are awesome.
We are thinking about taking our kids to SeaWorld later this year. Your pictures have me even more excited now!

jenni anne said...

how much fun!! i love the pictures, especially the one of addison with her crab, what a brave girl!!

angie said...

Oh my gosh, your weekend sounds like SO.Much. FUn! The pictures are so fabulous.

Lyndsey mae said...

What an awesome 4th of July weekend! I would never have the guts to buy and shoot off illegal fireworks.. but I LOVE the people who do :) SO glad you have such a great time!

..Silly question.. how do you get the pictures to appear IN your post?

Lyndsey mae said...

Thank you SO much for going through all of the girls's clothes... I know what an even it must have been! I really appreciate it.. maybe as my girls get older their seasons and sizes will match up with your girls :)

Cookie said...

Sounds like a great trip!
Great grandparents are extra special :)

Kellan said...

What a great trip! You got some really fabulous shots of your precious girls and of your sweet family! I love cotton candy too!

Take care - Kellan

Casey's trio said...

My goodness you had a busy weekend!! Sea World looks like it is the best ever. I love San Diego and wished we lived closer to visit all the fun stuff down there.

Shannon said...

Wow, that is a lot of activities! So fun. I am in love with the photo of Charlee and grandma...precious!

Josh and Betsie said...

i just have to say your family is so cute

Churchill said...

That looks like a fun fun weekend! And I love those curls the girls are getting.

Sheena said...

What an awesome trip!!! It's looks like they had an absolute blast.