Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sea breeze

San Diego

We pulled into town drowsy after driving all night

the crisp salty air and stretching our legs at Imperial Beach

sand in our toes

and wet booties woke us right up

surrounded by beauty

sand dollars worth more than a dollar

hugging the wave licked cliffs, Cabrillo National Monument

watching the tide come in

looking and searching

for friends (brown pelicans)

and those who want to be left alone

keeping a close eye on my babes

playing it safe

unless you have a hand to hold

a tribute to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

The old Point Loma lighthouse

Last beach of the day, Ocean Beach

O and I stayed in the warm toasty sand

These two could not escape the call of the sea

and believe it or not - we all got burnt

I finally got down to business and modeled some clothes for my forthcoming Etsy shop.

the wind really wanted to help

but may have done the opposite

This is one place you can't just drive by

But bask in its glorious realm

And thank heaven

that families are forever

ending the day and letting loose our sand-trapped bodies in the spa

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This year we decided to try something different for our usual May (Disneyland) southern California trip. It may have something to do with the fact that we found a few coupons on the kids' Christmas gifts, which were Legos. The coupons were free child ticket with purchase of an adult ticket.

It was raining lightly the whole drive over. We just kept our fingers crossed that it would let up. But while standing in the parking lot and trying to find/get our stroller out it started to pour. It was a little crazy and I may have said the words, "everyone get back in the car we are leaving." Tears started falling quicker than the rain. So here we are - LEGOLAND!!

Taking shelter under the natural umbrella

and in the Lego shop. Nope, not candy, I checked. While we pored over the map strategizing our every move for the day.

Just so happens they just opened their new Star Wars land

Fortunately the rain stopped before we got on our first ride. And if you stood in the sun long enough you got dry and very warm!! Legoland miracle.

I know it looks like we are having a blast. And we were. But I have to be honest. This place really does suck unless you have kids. There - it's out. Now don't say I never told you so.

Prepare yourself - Star Wars Legos

The pictures just don't do it justice. Those little guys move and play music. Far more entertaining than those rides.

And my favorite, the Ewoks. I know, true Star Wars fans are not fans of these little furry critters, but cut me some slack. As a young girl my sisters and I would watch this video over and over again loving the glimpse of the little baby Ewok. Plus you got to love where they live and those little buck teeth. And since we are being honest, sometimes I use their words. Anyone else say garoonduh?

Hanging out in Miniland. Again, much better than the rides.

the line up in line

Orion posed with every single Lego statue

And wanted a photo with each one

Happy kids and sunshine is pure bliss

making them sweeter

We were not leaving without trying the granny apple fries

Didn't take long for this to happen

We were ever so lucky to meet up with Uncle Mikie for dinner, at the Yard House in downtown LA!!!

Mikie surprised Bell by letting the waiter know it was her birthday

I love how she is looking at Mikie. She and the rest of the kids completely go gaga over him.