Monday, August 17, 2009

California Fun

We left for California last Wednesday and got back Sunday evening. It was such a great trip and the weekend went by WAY too fast. We went to the San Diego zoo on Thursday and then Laguna Beach Friday and Saturday. The weather was absolutely wonderful! It was such a wonderful vacation... we didn't want to come home!

Madden had such a great time at the zoo. I couldn't believe how big the San Diego zoo is. It was a great zoo trip cause a lot of the animals were out and we were able to get really close. The only thing we didn't get to see at the zoo were the panda bears. The line to see them was so long and there was no way Madden would have stood in that line for an hour. So we didn't get to see the panda bear. "I tried to get an interview with him, but they said no, you can't do that he's a live bear, he will literally rip your face off." (name that movie). We saw lots of other bears though and this one posed for me. =)
David's little cousin Matthew came with us. He's such a cute kid.

Lots of walking... Kolten slept the whole time, and MAdden occassionally would sit in the stroller. David had a blast pushing the stroller around. =) haha. Here are some other animals we got to get really close to.

My favorite animal... the polar bear!

Our last two days there were spent at the beach. Madden LOVED playing in the sand and Kolten was such a good baby. David loves the beach and would have spent the entire trip there if possible.

This was our family pic right before the ride home. Thanks California for such a great time. And big thanks to David's aunt and uncle for letting us crash at their place and spoiling us! Can't wait till we get to go back!


Curtis and Dani Welton said...

Ohh sounds like you had such a great vacation!

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

dang i wish i could have gone to Cali. i think next year you need to invite the Pease family to tag along. anyway i cant wait to be with you guys over labor day! love ya.

Aunt Tiff said...

Looks like tons of fun!! Your family pic is adorable!! Glad you guys had a good time!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I keep telling Ronnie I want to go to the San Diego zoo but he thinks we should wait till the girls get bigger. I keep telling him we need to go to make sure it's "appropriate"! HAHA...for some reason he doesn't buy it? Looks like lots of fun!

Taralee said...

"I'm riding on a fuzzy tractor."

When I graduate can we take a trip with the Hall family? That would be awesome.
You look always!

{nicole coombs} said...

I LOVE San Diego!!! I hope Larry and Molli get stationed there so I can become a more frequent visitor!! We are going to do the zoo I think next year while we are over there. Its such a fun place!