Saturday, December 5, 2009

Enjoying Sunny California

Just a little of what we have been up to.
Chowing on In-n-Out and more cupcakes...there are cupcake bakeries everywhere.
At the park.
Sam climbed himself....he knows no fear.

When Jack saw this picture he asked "Why is Jack sad?"
Swirly slide
Not sure whether you call this a good hair day or bad one. His curls were so tight that day!He was SO excited!
Sam ate...Jack worked!

Even Pez Santa got in on the action.

Sam always makes the funniest faces for pictures...I love this one.
Our gingerbread house had a door until Sam got ahold of it.The finished house...well, it does not look like this now...there is a lot more candy missing as certain little hands keep sneaking bites. I loved just letting the boys go to town. They had a ball.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Disneyland Conquered

Anyone who knows me knows that I was raised loving all things Disney...specifically Disney World. I had heard time and time again that I would be disappointed by Disneyland. All you naysayers were WRONG! We loved it. I loved the smallness of it, meeting characters is done old school, and how incredibly beautiful California Adventure is. Again...we LOVED it. The boys were angels and we did exactly what they wanted which included meeting LOTS of characters (some multiple times), riding Buzz and Race Cars over and over, eating cotton candy (Mom loves too), and playing in the play areas.
Cotton Candy Evidence on Shirt

I saw this BUZZ like 100 times.

Goofy was walking around Toon Town and came up to Jack and Sam.

So good that I even got them to nap at the same time!

Mickey was the only character Sam would hug! He holds out for the big time!

While getting Donald's autograph Pluto came up and started wrestling with him. This would never happen at Disney World. Look at how much Sam does not like this.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 4 - A Day to Chill

Today we did a whole lot of this...
a little of this....
and some of this... and just a bit of that. We are wrapping our day up with this.

A great day of loving on my boys, long walks, playing at the playground, and enjoying not having much to do.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 3 - Tourist Whirlwind

Toby was off today so we decided to leave early and try and hit as much tourist stuff as we could. We started off by a great drive out to Malibu. The water was beautiful and the homes amazing. I wish we could live that close to the beach. As we were heading back south to Santa Monica I spotted some dolphins playing so Toby swerved off and almost ran over a cyclist (he loooovvvveees them by the way). While we were looking at them we also saw a seal. Jack informed us that it wasn't a dolphin...he thought it was a whale.
Santa Monica was our next stop and we first visited the pier. We walked around, watched surfers, played on the midway, and took it all in. We then went to Venice Beach and visited the famous Gold's Gym...where Arnold worked out back in the day.
Sam liked to ride like this in the stroller...a man I walked by said, "Oh...there is a kid in there.." like it was perfectly normal for him to be back there.
The crosses represent every soldier that has died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Very humbling...the ultimate sacrifice.
We could not go to Venice Beach without seeing this...thought the sign across the street was hilarious and probably very true.On to Beverly Hills for a lunch at Jerry's Famous Deli and some celebrity home searching. Most of them were behind tons of greenery but were able to see the Beckham's up close. At their good friends the Cruise's we were only able to see their gate. Same as the Playboy mansion. We saw lots of other houses and I am headed back for another day of this (I LOVED IT). We drove around some more and saw sites.

La Brea Tar Pits Playboy Mansion

We then headed back towards home because we had to get some more of those tasty cupcakes...YUMMY! We ate them and the boys played in the local park. Then home and I cooked pork chops, green beans, pasta roni, and biscuits. Now we are relaxing and Toby is gearing up for another long week. I am planning on doing some more research on things to do with kiddos. I am thinking Disneyland is on our itinerary in the next few days but we will probably lay low tomorrow. I'll let you know.

Oh yeah...we did end up going to The Grove last night. We didn't see Santa but we did enjoy taking in the Christmas spirit.