Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break--California

California Here we come. Steven had been looking on line for things to do and explore while we were in California. We stayed at a camp ground, that was about 24 miles from Disneyland. So he had come up with a great list. Sunday we headed up to LA to see the temple

Stacie in front of a beautiful flower bed.
Isn't this the coolest climbing tree ever?
Starting the day in front of Califonia Adventure. Stacie, Kinsie, and Hunter started here on their own and joined up with us later in the day in Disneyland. So Steven and I had Ashleigh, Bracken, and Davis. It was really different to just have 3!
Ashleigh always looks forward to a visit with Minnie Mouse.
Davis would only go a little close to a character if Mom or Dad was with him.
Davis and Bracken were very excited to see Mater and Lightning McQueen!
Here we are at Bronson Cave. It is where they filmed Batman and several other movies. We'll let you in on a little secret though....It is a tunnel. (we had a big discussion about that) On the one side you can see the HOLLYWOOD sign up on the mountain in LA.
As we were coming back from our hike to the cave, we saw this cool tree and decided we needed to have a pictures on it.
We went to Newport Beach for the day and had a blast. Yes, the water was freezing, but it didn't keep them from boogie boarding at all. They did love to take turns burying themselves in the sand, and we made tons of great sandcastles. Kinsie did the famous "Hancock seagull catching trick". It was hilarious. You can see a clip on her face book.
Steven made this wood game for us called Koobs, and we had fun playing it on the beach.
One day we went to the Science center. They had this tightrope-bike ride exibit, and Steven decided he totally wanted me(Ginger) to ride it. Well, when we got up to pay, he took a look at our shoes and told us we had to have shoes with laces. Most of us were wearing our crocs. I looked down at Hunter's shoes, and decided to give his a try. So I put them on, and went on the ride. Great fun. We are up in the air maybe 30 feet. So when I got back, Hunter put his shoes back on and took a ride also. Then Ashleigh decided she wanted a try, and put Hunter's shoes on her. (yes they were huge on her, but the rule was that they had to be shoes with laces..nothing about size or fit!)

The last day, we went to Six Flags, Magic Mountain. Here is Kinsie our roller coaster maniac QUEEN!!! We did get Bracken and Ashleigh to ride the big wooden roller coaster...Collossus, with us, and had a great time. Ashleigh definately has a HUGE scream, and Bracken likes to report that he went on the ride, as a 5 year old.

Here we are entering the park.

There was a Thomas the Train area, and it was a HUGE hit with Bracken and Davis. After the ride you exit through the store and play at the train table with all the acessories.

This was Tweety Birds ride. Steven was a little cramped.


Ian and Kristen said...

Looks like you guys had a fun Spring Break! Can't wait til our kids are old enough to do fun stuff like that!

Nef Fam said...

Seriously, I want to go on vacation with you guys... you know how to do it right!!!! :)