Thursday, August 18, 2011

California Trip: Part Two

I lived in Southern California for the first thirty-four years of my life.  And, the only thing I miss is the BEACH.  I was so glad I got to share this with my daughters. The only thing that would have made it perfect is if hubby was there too.
 This little one is searching the bag for french fries that I had to hide.

Because of these, naughty birds kept trying to get our food.
I had forgotten about seagulls.
  She got one!
More to come...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Maddie and Beach

Here's Maddie's first time at the beach.  She loved it!!!

California Trip: Part One

If you think I am crazy for taking three kids including a ten month old and a three your old on a plane across the country without the hubby, then you'd be correct.

What was I thinking?

I do have to give MAJOR credit to my thirteen year old. I couldn't have done it without his help! 

Allegiant airlines is cheap but there's a reason. Your crammed, sardine crammed into the seats. You have about six inches in front of you between you and the next seat. It may not have been so bad if I wasn't holding a squirmy baby for four and a half hours going there. 

Yes. I did say four and a half hours.
It should have been three and a half but they had to stop and get fuel which added an extra hour.
And, that extra hour on the ground was probably about a hundred and twenty degrees in the plane. Babies were crying. People were dripping sweat. Irritated. Complaining.

But we made it.
And we had some good times...

(She may not look thrilled here, but it gets better)

One of the first things we did was go to a little carnival.


( That's more like it!)

Who doesn't like the carousel?

This little one just had to watch.

My favorite part of the vacation was this. 
California beach.
Rolling foothills on one side and ocean on the other.
(Baby toes in sand)
More of that to come...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

We're Back!

We returned from a two week trip from California and I'm still getting into the swing of things.
I have lots of pictures and videos to share but I'm still getting everything organized so I will leave you with this video of Lillian's first time at the beach. She had SO much fun at the beach and this video really shows her excitement.