Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Trip to Cloudy San Diego


Be forewarned—there are entirely too many pics in this post.  But you know me—I can never just choose a few! 

We had an amazing trip to San Diego last week, despite the fact that the sun decided to go into hiding while we were there.  We started off with a magical day at Disneyland.  Brett and Kami (Rusty’s brother) and their cute kiddos joined us, which made the day even more fun.  Halle and Josh loved being with their cousins.  Our day at Disney was perfect—the lines were short and we got to do everything on my “must see” list. Halle’s favorite rides were Small World and Peter Pan, and Josh loved Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster and Peter Pan.  They both hated the Nemo Submarine ride.  They cried the whole way through.  Halle got adventurous and tried the Matterhorn, but she was terrified and kept her eyes closed the whole time.  I am proud of her for trying though! Blake has a great time on Dumbo and he was fascinated during Small World. 



 Halle at Disneyland  

minnie's house

Josh at Disneyland

The next few days we just hit the beach.  Despite the wind and clouds, we all had fun.  Halle was brave and played in the cold ocean, Josh ventured out a few times, and I kept safely on the sand.  BURRRR….  As you can imagine, Blake ate mountains of sand.  When Halle was a baby she’d cry if sand got in her mouth, but Blake just shoves it in by the handful. 
DSC_0943 DSC_0906  DSC_0991 DSC_0887  yummy sand

toes in the sand

The Beach

We also went to La Jolla to visit the Seals.  It was so neat to see them up close.  I think this was one of the favorite moments for the kids.  They couldn’t get enough!
(Those are the seals on the rock behind us)
La Jolla Seals

DSC_1052Our last stop was to the San Diego Zoo.  My kids LOVE animals (like really really LOVE them) and so they had a great time running from one exhibit to the next.  Funnily enough, out of all the cool, exotic animals we were able to see, I think their favorite part was seeing a mommy duck with all her babies walking down a path.  We also saw a tiny baby meerkat and a baby panda bear.  My favorite animals were the koalas.  They are so adorable!  Zoo animals

DSC_1114DSC_1056This peacock followed us around the zoo DSC_1095
This Peacock followed us all over the Zoo!

DSC_1106  San Diego Zoo DSC_1091

We had a little time to spare before we needed to be at the airport, so we let the kids burn off some energy (because walking around the zoo all day wasn’t enough!) at Balboa Park.  It was BEAUTIFUL and when we go back to San Diego, we’ll certainly spend some more time there.

Balboa Park edit

Balboa Park Rose GardenRusty and Josh in the Rose garden   stop to smell the roses

Other trip highlights included swimming with cousins, and the cousin sleepover. (Which was also a highlight for Rusty and I—after Blake went to bed we had the whole evening to ourselves.)  A HUGE thanks to Brett and Kami who went out of their way to make our trip PERFECT.  We love you guys and miss you already! 



Adrienne said...

Sounds like SO much fun! I love the pics of Blake eating sand and mommy and daddy playing kissy face! Glad you were able to get away.

Meredith said...

What a fun trip! I love all the fun pictures. :)

Carrie said...

So fun! There is no such thing as too many pictures when your kids are so dang cute!!!

banks said...

I am so glad you guys came out. It was a great time. The pic all turned out so good. Can't wait to see you again. Loves

Carolyn Hanson said...

Fun!!! Cute pics too:)

Ryan and Adrienne said...

so fun.....oh how we love to vacation in California!!! We LOVE Disneyland and your pics made me want to go. Next March isn't going to be soon enough. Glad you had a good time and can't wait to hang out with you guys.

Russ and Megan said...

This looks like a super trip! Such a great place. Your kiddies are all really cute. These pictures were fun to look at!