Wednesday, October 14, 2009


We went to the "happiest place on earth" Disneyland! Alana and Adalynn were tall enough to ride all the rides and they did great walking all day from 10am to 10pm! Brett's parents stayed in a rental home with us 2 miles from Disneyland and kept the baby so we could enjoy the day. They dropped off Allden in the early afternoon so he could experience Disneyland too. Around 8pm they had an amazing fireworks show above the skies at Disneyland.
Here is the relaxing boat cruise we took.

The kids enjoyed seeing Woody from Toy Story.

The Matterhorn was the kids favorite ride. We did this ride twice.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beach Day

Brett was having fun with the new camera taking pictures of the kids. Allden will be 3 this month! Adalynn will be 5 in January and Alana is 6yrs old! They are getting big fast!
We went to the Children's Beach in La Jolla for a relaxing afternoon. We found these cool looking pelicans catching fish.
We saw several Harbor Seals and were able to get up pretty close to them and watch them. This one barked at us a little to make sure we didn't get too close. It's funny to watch them flop around on the sand like a big caterpillar.

A nice lady took a family picture for us. It was a beautiful sunny day. Brett asked why wouldn't you want to live here? The only reason I could think of is that it's too expensive!
We grabbed some Subway sandwiches and tried to have a nice picnic lunch out on the grass but were bullied by a flock of seagulls trying to get our food. Alana and Brett had to chase them off but they kept trying to come back and attack our food!
Whenever we go to San Diego we love to see the temple! It's like a beautiful white castle.

Sea World

We took the family to Seaworld on Monday October 5 over the fall break. They had it decorated for Halloween. We had a great day!
The first show we attended was the Story of Shamu. We sat in the splash zone but didn't get wet. They jumped out of the water and did a flip it was cool to watch.This was the rapids ride which we got pretty soaked on. Good thing we had rain poncho's!

We went to Elmo's playland and they had a fun little tunnel that Alydia had fun crawling through.

Brett took the kids on the spinning sea stars. I get sick on those spinning rides!

We enjoyed looking at all the fish in the aquarium. Alydia really liked seeing all the fish up close!

We got to wear these funky 3-D glasses for the Elmo 3-D show. It was funny to watch the kids reaching out and trying to grab things that were popping out of the screen. Allden even said "I can't get it!"

We went to the Artic exhibit and saw a polar bear, beluga whale, and a huge walrus! We also went on the wild Arctic ride that simulates being in a helicopter flying through the Arctic, it was pretty cool!
We enjoyed the Sea Lion show with a little Halloween theme. They danced to "Thriller"

We found a Halloween scene to take some pictures, the boys were matching and the girls were matching, we were asked a couple times if the girls were twins.

What a fun day for all!