Our trip to California was a BLAST! It was perfect! The weather was beautiful. Just perfect for playing outside all day long. We made sure to eat lots of watermelon and we got our fill of fish tacos too! It was great to see everyone. My youngest brother, Jamison, arrived home from his 2 year mission in Taiwan on Tuesday. He is the best. The kids loved him. My parents are the best grandparents ever, and the kids were much adored and spoiled. We stayed up late every night and had s'mores and hot chocolate around the bonfire. We are recharged for another year of anesthesia school!
Any time you are out in warm weather it is important to remember to take time out in the shade and enjoy a cool drink and a delicious snack.
Mia was a total waterbug. She loved the pool! We really couldn't keep her out. Thank goodness for floaties, she just kept jumping in.
The sandbox in my parents yard was a big hit. My mom filled it with plastic dinosaurs before we arrived. It was right by the pool, so it was kind of like a beach!
My favorite part of the day was in the evening after it cooled down. Hot chocolate by the fire is the best!
On Wednesday we went to Oak Glen, an apple farming community nearby. We visited a little zoo/animal farm. Max is always a fan of the goats. Mia called all of the animals doggies. We saw some beautiful peacocks!
My favorite stop of the day was the candy store. Max and Mia got candy sticks and I had a macadamia nut turtle. Ty got nothing, I will never understand his lack of need for chocolate.
On Thursday we drove to Laguna Beach. We had to go to the coast at least once! It was a very cloudy day, but we had a great time anyway. Mia, as always loved the swings at the playground. It was more fun pushing her with an ocean view.
Ty and Jamison buried Max completely in the sand. He had been freezing cold before and in the sand he was nice and cozy warm.
When we finished playing in the sand we had lunch at BJ's. We ordered a big deep dish pizza. It was a great beach day.
My sister in law Stephanie came into town on Thursday afternoon. We made the best chocolate cake. I am the cookie diva, but Stephanie is the cake queen.