Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Californ-i-a

We went to California this past week with Sissy, Nate, and my mom and had such a good time. I had far too many pictures to pick from so there are a lot, but you know me...nothing is better than a good picture. We started off our trip with a stop at the beach. I had no intentions of getting too wet, we were just going to check it out. My boys ended up soaking wet and running around in their underwear.


The next morning we got up and went to Sea World. The highlights of the day were feeding the dolphins, feeding the stingrays, and holding the starfish. Kesler loved the polar bears and I had to laugh that he actually resembled them with his white hair and blue eyes. He brought a stuffed animal polar bear home and named him "Icee". Brevin chose a shark and named him "Sharp". He was going to get a whale, but said that he couldn't name a whale...a shark would be much easier.
The following day we went to the Wild Animal Park. We had heard fantastic things about it, and we did love it. But many of the most exciting experiences had an age minimum of 6. The cool thing about this place versus a zoo is that there are no cages or bars. The animals are in their natural environments. The highlight was probably the gorillas. They were out and lively first thing in the morning and they boys loved them. We spent a lot of time watching them.




After a near heat stroke for half our party we decided to head back to the beach to cool off. The boys are so in their element there...they love it! It is too funny that everywhere we go people tell me that my boys look like little surfer boys with their blond hair and tan skin. I didn't really realize how much until they were there. Bryson and Nate rented boogie boards and had tons of fun playing in the waves.






The last day we were there we went to La Jolla Cove for some family pics. Kesler wasn't being very cooperative, but we managed to get a few there. It was an amazing area. We only wished we would have had more time there. There were little crabs running around everywhere and the boys were totally fascinated. Brevin cried when we had to leave. I told him if we didn't get going we would miss the plane. He told me that that was okay...we could just get on another one.








We had an incredible time and we're so glad we were able to share this time with Grandma Mary Ann, Lindsey & Nate. We were already talking about next time on the ride to the airport.

10 comments:

M&M said...

YEAH -

That looks like so much fun. The pictures at the cove are awesome.

Only the next trip - we go with!!

Bo and Nell said...

Looks like soo much fun! California has soo many great things to do! Family pics are awesome!!!

CorLesMarBoPi said...

Love the family pictures. It looks like you all had a great time.

Tyrell & Jaime said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love your family pictures they turned out really good!!

Monica said...

Fun! Your cute little boys looked sooo in their element. Oh, I would love a California vacation right now! I will just live vicariously through you. Cute swimming suit by the way. Do you and Linds have the same style?

Dan and Eden said...

Your family photos did turn out so great! You are a BEAUTIFUL family!
What a fun trip!
I love your clothes! You always have on the cutest things! Where do you shop?

Burrup Family said...

Ohhhhh I love the pictures! What a great time! I am glad it was so fun for you all and your family is adorable!

aironn said...

Adorable pictures! I love Brevin picking the shark because it was easier to name. Kids make me laugh!

kristib said...

So fun! I love the pictures. I'm sad that we missed you here AND in Idaho. Hopefully the next time you come to California we can get together.

The Wagner's said...

FUN SUMMER! You guys are the cutest family and your boys keep getting cuter and cuter...if that's possible! They were cute from the beginning, must be the personality shining through! Hope you are doing well. Another basketball season is in the works, this is #5 for Taylor. He's excited about this year! Do you ever miss those days in Anchorage? We miss you guys!