Monday, December 13, 2010

San Diego!

Maeve and I made good on our promise this past weekend to visit Chelsea down in California. And, we couldn't have picked a better weekend... it was hot and gorgeous. We arrived a little Vitamin D deficient, and worked really hard at replenishing this void. Chelsea hooked us up with a sweet place to stay and we enjoyed every minute of our weekend together. There was Sea World, the beach, parks, lazy mornings at the cafe, a dinner out while Maeve was watched by a babysitter, and lots of swimming...

The biggest, absolute, ridiculous, I can't believe it, failure happened this weekend -- I forgot to bring Maeve to the Beluga whale exhibit at Sea World. OMG!! How could we forget... the girl only says "baby, baby, baby" twenty million times a day hoping to hear the Baby Beluga song... Chelsea and I had scoped out where it was while Maeve was napping in the stroller, but when she woke up we just got caught up in all the other exhibits and shows and we forgot to head that way. We suck. Don't tell Maeve.

Maeve and I flew out Friday morning and returned this evening. I am too lazy to unpack our bags, therefore I am posting some photos here instead. Traveling these days is a bit more exhausting than it used to be, but definitely still worth the extra effort. Fortunately Maeve was a good traveler -- good thing because we have a much longer travel day coming up in a week and a half. Lets hope that my luck doesn't run out.

So, here was our fantastic weekend --


First up -- Sea World. Maeve getting all geared up to enjoy her first ever ride


Maeve wasn't really sure what to expect but decided to check it out anyway...


And then there was the Shamu show... which kept Maeve's attention for the whole thing.


Chelsea and Maeve...


Oh, and then there was the bird that pooped on Chelsea's head while we were wandering around. Ha Ha Ha....


If I'd have let her, Maeve would have taken a swim with the fish...


Holidays are a pretty sweet deal, says Maeve...


Then there were more rides...


Christmas tree photos...


with Chelsea too...


Maeve was trying to convince us to take her ice skating too...


Then it was beach time!! Temps in the high-70's...


Please Maeve... just spare the hair of sand please..... please!


The girl is a water junkie... the waves did not intimidate her at all. When they splashed her in the face she just gave one of her belly laughs...


"Whao... Ha Ha... more, more... Ha Ha"


Maeve taking Chelsea for a dip in the Ocean too...


Does this photo stress anyone else out?


After the beach we hit the park...


We played with Michelle and Boaz on the beach and park. Here we got to enjoy the beautiful sunset...


And, unfortunately I managed to catch the sunrise a couple of times too ;-) Good thing Maeve is cute and our view was amazing.


Maeve managed to drag me into the pool... as you can see by my attire it was not my plan. The girl is a fish. And, no... the water was not warm.


But we managed to have fun anyway...


Maeve was in heaven... the home we stayed at was like Disneyland and had all sorts of fun toys for her to play with...


Chelsea... so cute pregnant!


The mandatory long-arm...


Maeve got to play at another park before we had to fly out this afternoon...


1 comment:

Mama Papaya said...

Oh sun, how I miss thee. Your girl seems to be lengthening a bit more with every passing day. You grow girl!