Ok, so I took TONS of pictures! But what's new...
On our way down we stopped in Carlsbad (our place of retirement) at least that's what we say anyway. We walked the flower fields, which weren't in full bloom. I would wait till April or May to go next time. The weather was beautiful. The kids played a game where they had to find different flags and stamp their passport each time. Then they went mining for gems. They enjoyed the sweet pea maze. I got lost in it and no one would help me out.
We walked in and the man insisted we hold these flowers for a picture. You can tell my husband looks thrilled. I'm just trying to not drop a baby or a pot of flowers.
While the kids found all the flags Finley just snacked on her shoe.
Everyone likes to ride on daddy's shoulders!
Someones just a little jealous! Finley's first time riding on Daddy's shoulders (she loved it) Farrah wasn't too happy.
We stayed in a beautiful hotel called Pacific Terrace. We got an awesome deal on bizrate. The only problem was the hotel only allowed 3 kids max in a room. So, we did what any honest christian would do....and snuck the other two in the back way. Shame on us, I know. Try making reservations with more than 3 kids anywhere or planning a cruise vacation forget it. They ended up upgraded us to a suite ($400 a night room for just $89!!!) It's nice to travel during the weekdays. We enjoyed the sunset.....
getting some school in...
Dinner at Joe's Crab Shack...
Landen was a little scared of what we were eating.
a rootbeer toast to good times...
big girl in her high chair
Late night swimming...
Surfer girls (we didn't bring our swim suits so daddy bought us surfer girl tanks)
Then we went to Sea World for Homeschool Education day. We met up with some friends from our group (Western Christian) We got to go in early before the park opened to the public. It was such a beautiful day. We all had so much fun!
My buddy even came up out of the water for a picture:)
Smile! (Farrah is scared to death of the Manatees)
Landen was so excited to see Shamu!!!
everyone give mommy a flamingo pose..haha
Soak zone is for the cool kids..(so I'm told)
We stopped off at the Creation Museum. It basically walks you through a timeline. Very informative!!!
Austin was happy to get some information to update his blog:)
We walked through Day 1-7 of God's creation. This is Austin showing us what God did on day 7.
Then we went to visit Old Town for a nice platter of tacos and enchiladas. While there, we went to many museums. (Were museumed out!) We imagined life in early California. Old Town San Diego, the first European settlement in what is now California, is often called the state's birthplace. See we mixed school into all the fun we had:)