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.
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.
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)
Our 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!
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.
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!