Thursday, June 28, 2012

San Diego - 2012

  La Jolla Beach

La Jolla Beach

Capistrano Beach with Hotel Del in the background

Checking out the seals that have taken over the children's beach in La Jolla

Leaving Capistrano Beach after a cold, windy 61 degree day

Mormon Batallion

Seals in La Jolla

Old Town San Diego

Torrey Pines state park

A couple of days after school got out, we took off to San Diego to stay with Greg and Cami and the kids.  We decided that we wanted to do things we had never done before in San Diego - which meant no Zoo and no Sea World.  Cory and Ella made a list before we went and we were able to tackle most of what we planned.  We visited the Mormon Battalion where Grant and Ella got to dress in full battalion gear.  We walked through old town looking at nacho libre masks and mexican dolls.  We went to beaches in Del Mar, Capistrano, and La Jolla.  The kids loved the seals that littered the children's beach in La Jolla (which made the beach unusable due to the bacteria levels from the seals).  The highlight was Ethan's yellow jalapeno pepper attempt.  Ethan might not agree.  Thanks to the Hansen's who were so good to us during our stay. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

Events from our day:
Lunch with Cory at Nordstrom

Valentine parties for G & E at school.

Ella got 6 gifts from boys, including an awesome geode, and gave 6 gifts in return.

Grant made a pact with a friend to give no valentine presents to girls.

Zach almost gave a gift but chickened out.

Dinner at Chick-fil-a and off to the district science fair where Grant placed and is now moving on to state.

Happy Valentines Day!

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Monday, February 13, 2012


This 13-year-old thinks this one-year-old is pretty awesome. And I think the feeling is mutual.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Disneyland - "best of" edition

Best Buddies:

Best Character Meeting:

Best (and only reason) to wait in a 60 minute line:

Best Meal:

Best Time (night with the lights):

Best Ride Shots:

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

California - day 1

Killing time taking photobooth pictures while waiting for dinner at Maggianos.

Heart shaped rock on the beach

Licensed to drive at legoland's speedway. (E had a hard time figuring out which side of the road to drive on. Let's hope she figures it out in the next seven years).

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Life according to my iPhone

Cory and friends dancing a Russian jig.

Eating chocolates while waiting for carpool.

Grant and Jack driving a car they can't afford.

Zach capturing two runaway babies.



Reading in the car.

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