Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Break Family Vacation

For spring break this year we decided to take a trip to San Diego. It was great fun! We decided to drive down. It was a long drive, but we made it. The first day we took a tour of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. It was so cool! The kids loved it. After, Rich took Hannah and Jacob, with cousin Ryan, to a San Diego Padres baseball game. It just so happened that this game lasted a whopping 22 innings. Needless to say, they didn't stay the whole time--only until the 13th inning. Then we went to Sea World. We saw Shamu, sharks, penguins, and the kids even got to feed and touch the dolphins and manta rays. It was a beautiful day and lots of fun. It was also fun to be there with Ryan and Lindsey and their family. Our beach day was Saturday. Unfortunately this was the only day that was overcast and a bit chilly/windy of our whole trip. Hannah and Jacob still had fun in the water and made some sand castles. We ended up going back to our hotel and swimming in the pool. The babies did great and I know everyone had a nice, much needed break! Sit back and relax. Here are some great pictures of our trip. PS--there are lots!!!!

Fun at the pool!

Alex didn't care for the water as much as Logan did!


Hannah and Jacob in the brig!

Everyone loved sitting and being a pilot in the planes!

Jacob ready to get his haircut!

Hannah in the officer's lounge.

On the flight deck.

Hannah (in the pink hat) and Jacob feeding a dolphin.

The Shamu Show. It's hard to see, but there is a trainer getting ready to dive from the top of his nose!! Amazing!!!

What a huge whale!

Logan helping with the stroller!

My four penguins!

Ben, Ellie, Jacob and Hannah by the flamingos. The matching red shirts were not planned--but helpful!!

Mission Beach

Hannah's first sand castle at the beach. She's holding her hair down because of the wind!