Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cali Vaca!!

It was time for our annual 'get out of the heat' and head to Carlsbad vacation!  We spent the past few weeks chilling along the shore with the kids, and our neighbors, the Paganos.  The kids, as expected, enjoy nothing more than rolling around in the sand.  In fact, one day all the kids buried Aubrey up to her neck in the sand, and she decided to take a nap! No kidding...  We had an amazingly relaxing and enjoyable week with good food, total relaxation and perfect weather!


This vacation was all about being outside and enjoying the beautiful weather!  Mia has become quite the prolific skater, and wanted nothing more than to spend her days skate boarding around town with Daddy.  She is seriously one cool skate rat!  Bubba & Aubs spent their days working to keep up on their scooters, while Momma was always trailing along with a stroller, sweatshirts, and anything the kids might possible need...  She a good Momma!

Legoland Crazy Faces!

During our trip we left the beach twice, just long enough to hit up LEGOLAND and Sea World for a day!  At Sea World we got to 'Dine with Shamu', which was the highlight of Big Boy's year!! To eat lunch with Shamu swimming next to him absolutely lit him up...  At LEGOLAND the kids did their annual face painting.  Pretty scary, huh?  Such fun...

US Midway!

After a week of relaxing in Carlsbad, we went over to Aunt Caren & Uncle Pat's for a few days with the cousins.  They took us down to see the Midway Aircraft Carrier in downtown San Diego!  The kids got to climb all over the ship, and get in and out of fighter planes and helicopters.  It was a very cool experience, and the kids we amazed at the size and scale of everything!  Great experience.

Family Time!

We had a whole lot of fun in California, like we do every year!  However, the reason this is always our favorite trip of the year is because it's all about the quality time together as a family...  We're always so busy, and the year goes by so fast.  The time away, relaxing on the beach, riding bikes and just walking to get ice cream is the most enjoyable time, and the reason we have a family!  Even when someone is melting down, like Aubrey was in this picture, it's still time together, as a family, and creating memories.  Nothing more enjoyable!