Saturday, October 20, 2012
Party on 9-23...I'm only a month behind. haha woops
Maddison chose a little mermaid themed party. I didn't realize
until yesterday that she hadn't actually ever seen the movie.lol
I finally bought it for them.
|My awesome mom made them matching party dresses.|
|Babies! Brooklyn and Taylor|
|Reagan doing her goofy smile|
|I made the mistake of giving all the girlies make up...that one backfired!|
|The awesome cake that Dory made.|
I can't believe my baby is 5!!
She is such a big girl and growing up so fast.
Friday, October 19, 2012
On our last night we headed up to La Jolla and watched the sunset.
We went to seal beach and watched the seals come in for the night.
|birds flying in a V formation, I thought it was cool.|
|If you look right in the middle you can see the top of a little seals head sticking out. This little guy hung out up by the shore the whole time, even with the scuba divers coming in. I dont know if he was sick, or lost or what :(|
|Its hard to see because I was using the point and shoot and the flash is horrible, but here's the seals going to bed on the rocks.|
|The dolphins were so cute and half the pool wasn't roped off and you could stick your hand in and some lucky people got to pet them! I want a dolphin!|
|They explain how they train them and have them do tricks|
|We bought the fish to feed the sea lions/seals and they just sit there where the holes in the window are with their mouth open waiting. The birds swoop down and try and steal the fish so they are really quick!|
|Shark tunnel! I want to live in an aquarium tunnel like this, it would be so relaxing.|
|huge sea turtles! love them|
|penguins! I wanted to take one home so bad! I went through twice cause I just love watching them.|
|You can see the polar bears and the beluga whales above and below water|
We didn't know if the girls would like going on a boat out in the sea.
The whale watching tour goes 8-12 miles out I think and I really
didn't want them to freak out when we were all the way out there.
Matt and I loved it so much last time we did it we decided to chance it.
I brought playdoh and suckers as a distraction just in case! lol
Well the girls loved it!
|Walking to the boat|
|watching "clyde" the harbor seal that always follows the boats out of the harbor follow us out.|
|The seals warming up in the sun in the middle of the harbor|
|huge pod of common dolphins. Its so hard to photograph them, they move so fast!|
|They were given a dolphin coloring books! they came in handy for the down time in between sightings|
|watching the dolphins playing right on the side of the boat. I was so glad they didn't try and stand up and look over.|
|We saw a GREAT WHITE SHARK eating a harbor seal! It was an adolescent shark so it was only 10 feet or so, but still so cool to see. It kept circling the floating seal remnants and taking bites.|
|She loved it!|
We wanted to go to the tide pools at the Cabrillo
National Monument but the park closed at 4 and
the tide didnt go out until 7 :(
At least the scenery was beautiful...
|When I planned this activity I was unaware of the huge cliffs and strong winds. It was too scary with two small children to stay too long. Wish we could have seen some tide pools though...|
We went to walk around Balboa Park and Reagan
LOVED the clock tower. She thought it was a castle
and kept asking to go see the princess. LOL
|Reagan couldn't keep up with her little legs. lol|
|its too sunny mom!|
|I took a pic of the "princess castle" for Reagan|