Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I can't believe...

I officially have a fifth grader. What the heck? Time is flying by way too fast. Isn't he a handsome boy? Looks like I will be fighting off the girls sooner than later...LOL

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 3~Wild Animal Park and the Beach

This was definitely a full day as well. We woke up and headed to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We had never been so we weren't certain what it was going to be like. We all had a great time. We seen every animal you could think of...birds, giraffes, rhinos, gorillas, zebras, lions, etc.

Aiden, Daddy and Trey

Aiden, Mommy, Mckinlee and Trey

Aiden was my little curious george...He had to touch EVERYTHING and explore:)

Daddy and Aiders

Mommy and Aiden going for a ride on the carousel

Daddy, Aiden and Trey on the carousel


Here we are petting the deer....Aiden loved it...He went around and pet all of them.

Aren't they cute?

Trey and Mckinlee hanging out with the deer

We went on a 30 minute safari and was able to see the animals out in their own territory

It was so neat just watching the huge giraffes walking around the hillside

And who can forget the Gorillas. They intrigue me so much. Probably because they are so human like. It's so interesting to just watch their actions. I could have sat their for along time just watching them.

Trey caught this picture...I was laughing so hard when I saw it. They were just out sunbathing...Nothing wrong with that. LOL And I do have to mention the one in the back playing with his own poop. YUCK!

We saw Wildebeest roaming around as well

AND after we were done at the Wild Animal Park we went to my FAVORITE place ever

Isn't Aiden darling? He absolutely LOVED it and so did Mckinlee and Trey

Me and my sweet boys at the beach...Look at how dirty Aidens legs and feet are.LOL

The kids playing in the sand

Mckinlee, Me, Aiden, Jason, and Trey

Here's the kids playing with a girl they met from Utah

The kids begged Jason to get in with them and this was him when he was done...freezing!!!

Having fun exploring this awesome soft stuff

I just had to snap this pic of Jason and his buddy Shawn. They were having quite the conversation. They hadn't seen each other in a few years. He lives in San Diego with his Fiance and he was able to hang out with us at the beach. Later that night we met up with them again and had dinner at a nice Seafood/Steakhouse right off the beach close to our hotel. It was great seeing them again. It had been since our wedding.

Aiden, Mommy and Daddy

Look at my little surfer's face....He had sand from head to toe and he loved every minute of it.

After we got home from the beach and had a shower the boys were laying on the bed eating goldfish. I love this picture. Aiden just LOVES his big brother and  LOVES being just as big as him.

What a great third day of our vacation. I am glad we got to experience the wild animal park and there is no better place than the beach. I love spending time there with the sand between my toes just watching the kids have a blast. It is sooooo relaxing and I miss it sooooo much. I miss hearing the waves and the peaceful feeling I have at the beach. Hope you enjoyed all the pics.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day Two ~ Sea World

Tickets-check...sunscreen-check...stroller-check...camera-double check...Aiden's blanket-triple check...On day two we decided to head to Sea World. We knew it was going to be a long day and we were ready for it. I have never been before so I was just as excited as the kids. And I couldn't help but be excited that I needed a jacket when we first got there:) Aw, the San Diego weather.

Mckinlee, Trey, Penguin, Jason, Aiden, and mommy at the start of our Sea World day

 We had to stop and get a picture of the Shamu car on our way in

One of the first things we did was let the kids hit the rapids ride

We seen ducks
We fed ducks

We seen all kinds of sea creatures

My favorite part...The Shamu show...The older kids wanted to get wet so they sat in row 4 and we sat on the first row of the next section...I got some great pics. This is where the kids got soaked.

And this is what the kids looked like at the end of the show. LOL

And this is what Aiden baby did after the show...caught some much needed zzzzzzzzzz's

Jason took the kids on the Atlantis ride which was quote "the best ride ever"


This is the Sea Lion show...I seriously don't understand how they can train animals to do some of these things.

I mean look at this Sea Lion...Totally talented

And cute too:)

Aiden and Daddy watching Sea Lions Live

Back to the Atlantis ride we went...Aiden is waiting for the kids to splash down.

Cheese-ing with Daddy

Cuddling with mommy

Here they come...Mckinlee and Trey are in the front row.

My Aiden baby watching the birds and eating a churro

This was Aiden favorite part....He LOVED it so much. It was a little trampoline thing for little kids.  No kids over a certain height were allowed in which was perfect. He LOVES to jump so he tired himself right out.

I mean look at his cute face...you can't tell he loved it can you?

At the end of day two

We had a blast at Sea World. It was definitely worth going to. We seen so many cool things. The shows that we went to were fantastic and the weather was perfect. And I must mention that Aiden was a super good boy. Oh and I almost forgot. Here are our drawings we got at Sea World. Mckinlee took hers home which she got drawn as a totally cute mermaid. Hope you enjoyed our Day Two pics:)


Daddy, Mommy, and Aiden