Monday, August 3, 2009

Busy Vacation Part 2

The second part of our Ca trip was pretty much just as busy as the first! We are home now and I am pretty sure that I am more tired than I was before we left!;) The kids truly enjoyed themselves and had so much with everybody. My mom came out to visit Marie so we were able to get a few days of visiting in with her while we were there.
The last post left off with our visit to the Aquarium with friends on Monday so I will pick up with Tuesday.
Tuesday we went to the beach with my cousin Jake. He was great with Tyler and even after getting hit with a line drive to the chest he continued to play ball with him!=) After Marie got home from work that day we headed to the Oceanside Harbor. There wasn't all that much to do there but the kids got to see LOTS of boats docked. We took the kids out to dinner for Mexican food...poor Tyler had been begging for a bean burrito. After dinner we took him to a real barber shop and he pretty much got a Marine Corps haircut. Since he did so well with that we went out for an ice-cream before heading home from a VERY busy day.
Wednesday we went to Escondido's Children's Museum. It was a cute little place to spend a few hours.
How cute would she have been on Little House on the Prairie?
This thing was made a bubble surround the kids.
That evening Marshall got in (he came a day early=). I didn't tell the kids that he was coming so when he got there they were just so excited to see him!!
Thursday I had to take my car to get the DVD players installed (a very LONG story), and Marie had to go to San Diego to pick up my mom. She had planned to take the kids to the zoo... so since Marshall got there early he tagged along with her. He gets the Daddy Gold Star Award because he knew how fascinated the kids were by the train so he loaded them up and took the train down to San Diego while Marie drove down, picked up my mom, and then picked them up at the train station.
They headed to the zoo and did a quick run through it. The highlight, according to Tyler, was watching the polar bears poop out carrots!=0 Marshall didn't get many pictures because he was trying to push the kids up some pretty steep hills in a double stroller...hopefully Marie will email some of hers and I can post a few good ones.
Friday we did a family beach day. Emma LOVES the sand and likes to sit and just bury herself. I swear she had sand in places that really shouldn't have sand!!! Tyler entertains himself by just running around in the surf. Someday they will get brave and really play in the water but since The Pacific Ocean is so cold I am ok with not having to get in it with them!
That night we did a repeat of Jazz in the Park. We had another great time with Dave, Corinne, and Mason.
Saturday we headed back to the beach. Everyone had a great time and we all came home with pretty color....and thankfully no burns!
Teaching Tyler to surf
Could Dave, Corinne, and Mason be any cuter?!?
That night Marie and Mom watched the kids so that Marshall and I could go out by ourselves....that was a very much needed and appreciated night out.
Thank you to Marie for being such an awesome Aunt to Tyler and Emma! They love spending time with you and had such a great time in CA. We were so glad to get a chance to see Nana during our vacation. What a treat it was to have so much time with the Morash family. Tyler and Mason were like two little peas in a pod and if you knew what was going on in the minutes surrounding some of the cute photos we took of them you would laugh out loud! Thank you to Ron and Gail for having us over for dinner and for setting up such a fun night for the kids. It was a fun but exhausting trip and we can hardly wait to do it all again!


Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Aww I want to share the beach with my boys...but for now it's mountains. Looks like you all had a great time!

Happy FIRST comment on SITS :)

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

What a fantastic time! Glad you all had so much fun.

Tania (via SITS)

Yaya said...

Aww! Your kids are so cute!

Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

Teresha and Damon said...

Stopping by from SITS to check out the 1st commenter on roll call! Looks like you had a lovely vacation with your family...cute kids! They always say you need a vacation from your vacation!

Jamaican Bun in the Oven

mommytoalot said...

Wow...looks like a grand time was had by all. Love the beach pics. You have a beautiful family.
stopping by from SItS

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Visiting from SITS. Cute blog.

bluecottonmemory said...

What a great vacation--and great pictures, too! Such beautiful memories!

Corinne @ The Splendid Stuff said...

I love the last picture. So cute. :)

Anti-Supermom said...

You have the cutest family. Makes me miss my vacation - why did it go? :)

All those photos are simply lovely.

Shimmy Shimmy said...

Your kids are cute! Just stopping by from sits to say hello. Great blog!