Saturday, July 21, 2012

California Pictures - Part 1

As you know by now, the kids and I headed to California a few days ahead of schedule because of the fires in Colorado Springs. Our extended trip actually turned out to be a good thing because we were able to see some friends and do some things before Frank came into town. I'd also like to note here that the kids were GREAT on the trip. We made a FEW more stops than planned, but I drove straight through from CO to CA in one trip. :) Kassidy was a great co-pilot! ;)

Here are a few pictures from our adventures before Frank got back... photo credit goes to everyone but me! LOL

We spent an afternoon with the Hodgin's family. I have known Scott through FB for awhile... he and his wife Candy went to the same college as Frank and me, just a couple years before we were there. ;) We actually connected because they have a sweet little granddaughter with Down syndrome named Reagan. SO Scott connected me with his daughter and invited us out to swim and eat at their house. We had a great time getting to know everyone and talking about California Baptist University when it was still just a boring old college. ;) Here are a few pictures that Scott took... I'm glad someone took some because I wasn't in picture taking mode yet apparently! Thanks Scott, Candy and Shauna for a fun day!!

 Kameron shared his cupcake with Reagan... she knows exactly where to sit to get the good stuff! ;) 

 Kennedy and Reagan had fun swimming! 

 Splash, Splash! 

 Me lowering Keeghan into the pool. So glad he didn't get a picture of when I did this and forgot to put his floatie thing on! LOL I won mom of the year in that one moment! LOL Sorry, Keeghan! 

 Kass put Reagan to sleep. She's like the baby whisperer! :) 

Another evening we met with my friend Lindsay for dinner and ice cream at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. They are popping up all over Southern CA and apparently used to be popular when I was a kid... but I don't remember them. The food was pretty good, but it was LOUD in there and the girls were not thrilled about that. It was a fun experience though. I didn't get any pictures of me and Lindsay together (still wasn't in picture mode lol) but here are a few of the kids... and one of me! 
 Eating our dessert. It was really huge! 

Kenn with her animal balloon puppy. I really despise these things... they cost money and pop within a day. Grr! 

Keeghan with his monkey and tree hat... goes well with his shirt! ha!

Kameron and his laser gun

Kass and her duck
Thanks for meeting us for dinner, Lindsay!! We'll do it again next time... somewhere quieter! ;) 

That's all for now... more pictures soon!!! 


Lynn said...

I miss one night and there are 3 posts!
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Monicas Mom Musings said...

If you learn how to make your own balloon animals then you can avoid the begging when you go places that are making balloon animals. Anytime my kids ask I tell them I can make you one at home, you don't need it here. It will just pop and you'll be disappointed ;). Granted, I don't make the big huge masterpieces that you got, but so far the kids take that ;).