Thursday, March 28, 2013

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

Well, I guess vacation had to come to an end at some point.  But why did it have to be so early?

Here’s a look back at our last two days in San Diego.

On Tuesday we went to SeaWorld with the Larrabees


I was so excited because I’ve always loved SeaWorld (as a kid, my dream job was to be a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld).  And Cullen had really been talking it up to Trenton and Charlotte (the Larrabees went to SeaWorld back in September on their previous trip to San Diego).


But I’m not gonna lie; my kids did not have the love and enthusiasm for SeaWorld that I thought they would.  In hindsight we should have probably done SeaWorld first and Legoland second.

But they did get excited about a couple of things – crawling though the polar bear caves and riding the skyride.


SeaWorld (along with the other Anheuser-Busch theme parks) has a great military ticket program, so I’m sure we’ll be back in the future.  And hopefully my kids will be a bit more excited about the actual sealife next time.


Yesterday I just wanted a laid back, take it easy type of day.

I had heard that Balboa Park was really neat (and free), so we decided to spend the morning there.


We drove past a huge playground on the way.  The kids were bummed that we didn’t stop, but they definitely found fun things to do at Balboa Park.

No crowds meant lots of room to run around!


Trenton and Charlotte named this the “dragon playground” and loved playing chase around it.


And we found some souvenirs on the nature trail to take home.  Yay!


The architecture in Balboa Park was amazing.


The park had some pretty amazing kids too.


And one happy momma.


After leaving the park, we met one of my friends from Guam at a nearby restaurant for lunch.  Good food + good company = a really good time!  The kids loved meeting Ms. Nicole, and we all can’t wait to see her again!

After lunch we headed back to the hotel, did a quick clothing change and went out to the beach.

It may have only been in the 60s outside, but gosh that sun felt warm.  And the water wasn’t near as cold as the water in Monterey.


I’m pretty sure my kids could live at the beach!


And it’s not just the water that they love.  I think their goal is to get as dirty as they possibly can.  The white parts of their swimsuits may never be white again, but by golly these two have fun!


So much fun that there is just no time for proper potty breaks…


Oh San Diego, we will miss you!  But don’t worry - I have a feeling we’ll be back again.


Shannon said...

I was loving watching yours and Kate's instagram pics too.

Why did we all want to train dolphins as a kid? I wanted to too!

Great photos and I love your bathing suit!

Mrs.B said...

I think every kid wants to be some sort of animal trainer! Because I wanted to train whales.

Loved all the pictures, you guys really do like you had an awesome time! And that peeing one is hilarious. hahaa

love your suit!

Jen said...

Looks like a blast! :)

Julie-Becoming A Navy Wife said...

I'm so glad you guys had so much fun! loved the pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I can't wait to get to San Diego.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Great post, I love the pic of Trenton's potty break ha. Your new suit is really cute!

The Dose of Reality said...

Love those pictures! San Diego is definitely a family vacation destination for us at some point! :)

Amy said...

Looks like you guys had a great vacation. I would LOVE to go to Sea World someday. I've never been and have always wanted to go. Have a Happy Easter!