Sunday, March 7, 2010

San Diego

We took off for a quick trip to San Diego last weekend and had a great time despite the fact that it poured rain all day Saturday and there was a tsunami warning!  The kids were so good.  I was worried about all of them sleeping in the same room but they were so tired by the end of the day they all just went right to sleep!  If only every day were like that!  We had a great time at the Wild Animal Park, Birch Aquarium, visiting the temple, eating at El Torito where we had our wedding luncheon five years ago, and visiting the newly remodeled Mormon Battalion Visitors Center.  The only problem was that the trip was too short! Sorry for putting so many pictures on here but it was too hard to only choose a few!

The Wild Animal Park:

One of the coolest things at the park was feeding the Lorikeets.

Robyn likes this picture because it looks like they're kissing

When Justin's birds were done eating they climbed up him, nibbled on his ear, rested on his head and then flew away.  He was so happy holding them!
Aren't they beautiful?!

They had a fun water park that the kids cooled down at.  I think my kids were the only ones dressed there.  Every one else stripped their kids down to diapers and underwear... it was a little weird.
This baby elephant had just been born two weeks earlier.  It was so fun to watch him be so playful.  He was like a typical child and liked to bug his older siblings!
Isabelle caught a ride on Dave's shoulders...
and this was the view from behind.
The kids had fun petting the Kraal

Ruby was so good all day, even taking a really long nap! 

Justin was set on getting his face painted like a tiger.  I tried to talk him out of it by bribing him with a toy but there was no changing his mind.  It looked so cool but he was ready to take it off by the time we got back to the hotel.
Isabelle choose butterflies
We were beat by the end of the day!


Maylene said...

That looks like so much fun! I loved all the pictures. I've never been to the Wild Animal Park before but it looks really cool...maybe next time we're there we'll have to try that out.