Monday, March 2, 2009

Where to begin?


Well, we certainly had fun. Is it possible we had too much fun? Maybe. Last Sunday morning we woke the kids up and told them to eat breakfast, get dressed and get in the car. I had secretly packed their bags on Saturday. In this picture the kids have no idea where we are going. When we got as far south as Thanksgiving Point Abe and I started prodding them along to guess where we were going. It took them a while to figure it out. they knew we were going on a trip for some length because we had a bag full of snacks and all our bags packed. Bethany hoped we were going to Portland. Elinor thought maybe Idaho. They were so excited we were going to California!


First stop was Legoland. The park was quite empty and hardly any lines. Very nice.
The drive to California was fairly unevently- just the way we like it. We listened to all the Spiderwick Chronicle books. The only bummer was the traffic between Las Vegas and San Diego. Apparently a lot of people head to Vegas for the weekend. The trip there was about 3 hours longer than the way home.







I LOVE this picture of Faith holding up her Lego car driver's license. These little cars had a gas pedal and were completely steered without any kind of track by 3-5 year olds. Faith turns 3 next month- if you can believe that! We weren't quite sure she would be able to do it. When she finally did get her car going and steering our whole family let out HUGE cheers for her. It was one of my favorite moments of the whole trip! As you can see from her expression, she was QUITE pleased with herself!!

All right, all right, all right. I admit it-- I LOVE amusement park rides. I'm glad my kids are daredevils on rides because I don't want to go alone! I love Elinor in this picture! She's crazy, man! Clark and Elinor were usually ride buddies. They were pretty tight on this trip.










5 comments:

Mothership said...

How totally fun, for you and Abe, I mean! I would love to surprise the kids like that! Can't wait for the rest of the "What we did" posts . . .

Amy Fox said...

What a great trip. I'm sure it was great to hear their reaction when they found out where they were going! What a great idea! You are such funloving parents. Your kids are so lucky to have you.

Amy Fox said...

I just realized as I read it that I said great three times in my last comment. I guess I don't have a "great" vocabulary. :)

Matt and Misty said...

How Fun!! I am super jealous of your lifestyle! I love all of those places. Especially Sea World. I am so glad that you guys had a fun trip. The kids will put this down as one to remember.

Leslie Behunin said...

I can't believe you pulled off the ultimate surprise! I can only imagine their reactions. I love it!