We arrived on Sat. the 4th around 7 p.m. That night we just ordered pizza and went to bed. I can't figure out why sitting in the car on my duff all day just wears me out! The next day we took the girls to the beach. What we thought would be fun, turned into an adventure. Both girls were TERRIFIED of the beach! They were so scared of the waves. They screamed for the first thirty minutes we were there! I am sure people passing by thought we had come to dispose of the girls in the ocean! At one point Morgan screamed, through her tears, "Take me away from this crazy water!" After about 30 minutes they warmed up a little but still insisted on holding our hands or arms or legs the entire time we were there. Here are some pics from that adventure!
We spent Monday and Tuesday in Disneyland! On and a side note, Loren got pulled over by a cop on the way to the happiest place on earth because he didn't know how to properly navigate a car pool lane. We don't have to deal with those in our little town. The cop let us off the hook though but only after making fun of hicks from Idaho. At Disneyland both my girls surprised us by LOVING the roller coasters. Sydney was big enough to ride some of the bigger ones. She loved Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Soaring over California and the Matterhorn Mountain. Morgan was only big enough to go on the Matterhorn but we rode that one about 10 times (seriously!) The girls loved meeting the princesses and the other Disney characters and the parade was so cool! They also play the song from the movie Brother Bear a lot. The parks were so much fun for both the kidos and the parents!
The rest of the week we went to the Santa Ana zoo, the Discovery Science Center (where we laid on a bed of nails) and the Midway Museum. The Midway was a special experience because this was the ship Loren's dad was stationed to for the twenty years he was in the navy.
We also had the super fun privilege of meeting my friend Shelia and her cute little family. We have been "Internet friends" for about 4 years now and we finally got to meet. Her daughter Rylie is 2 weeks older than Sydney and her son Brandon is 2 weeks younger than Morgan. We had so much fun together. We just clicked! Thanks again for such a fun night Shelia and Andrew! When our night was over Sydney and Rylie wanted to have a sleepover and they wanted to be twin sisters. It was cute!
(Trying to get a picture with everyone looking at the camera is virtually impossible!)
And after all that fun we finally came home. And what did we come home to...oh about 2-3 inches of snow and a snowstorm on the freeway along with 32 degree F weather. The girls of course wanted to go right out and play in it. Oh I miss the warmth of southern Cali. What a great trip!