Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trip to Cali part 1: Sea World and La Jolla

When I say part 1 I mean I have TONS of pictures, so there will be a few parts. I thought I would start with the beginning of the trip. We got to LA on Saturday, and drove to San Diego...we got a free upgrade for a mini van...I was very excited(for those that know me well, right now, that's my dream car!). They let us pick whatever we wanted...we ended up picking a Chrysler Town and Country, it was very nice and it had all the upgrades...it was great to have...wish I could have kept it. We drove straight to Sea World. Hear are the kids with my parents. I love James in this picture...he makes some of the funniest faces in pictures...Geoff said this one looks like he's saying "i'm just hear for the food" which is true for the end of the trip.
They let us touch the star fish...but the kids really weren't interested in that...kind of freaked them out, plus the water was ice cold.
Emma, Grandma and Emily on the Abby Cadabby ride.
James loved the Abby Cadabby ride. He was laughing and having so much fun. He loves rides.

Getting ready for the Clyde and Seymore show.
Shamu...The kids thought Shamu was great. They each got a Shamu stuffed animal.

James was very interested in all the animals...he thought it was great to watch them swim and play.

We had a lot of fun at sea world. We were there for 2 days. It rained the whole time, but the kids loved the animal. We got to fead the seals and sea lions...Emma wasn't so sure about holding the dead fish to feed them, and a bird got one of her fish.

Our polar bear family. Emma wasn't so sure about being in the caves.

James clapping for the band playing at the restaurant. The kids thought it was great that they came to our table and played for us.

On Sunday we went to La Jolla and played on the beach. We hiked down to the La Jolla cave with the kids. The tide was coming in so we got a little wet. Emma was a little nervous about walking down into the dark tunnel, and she really didn't want to get wet. James really liked watching the water splash onto the rocks.
The whole family in the cave

Feeding the ducks at Sea World. Emma loves to feed the animals like this.

James on the Abby Cadabby ride...he was so fun to watch.

We walked out onto the jetty a little bit...they wouldn't let us go all the way out since the tide was coming in. The kids had fun watching the seals up close.
The is by the Point Loma Lighthouse. Emma's photography skills keep getting better.
As you can see Emma still likes to make silly faces...

James and Aunt Emily playing

Emma was so excited to see the characters from Sesame Street...James wasn't sure what to think about the whole thing at first, but he warmed up.

We had a lot of fun. The first part of our trip was a little rough because James got sick before we left and was sick the first couple days, and then Emma got it. But we managed to have a great time. More pictures will follow of our days in Disneyland.