Oh, the excitement of their first trip to California! Magoo and I took our nieces to Coronado.
The plane, the plane...the girls were nervous on the way there, but were total pros on the way back.
We went to the San Diego Zoo, cruised the bay, spent an afternoon in La Jolla and stayed on Coronado.
We went to Oceanside, Carlsbad, Cardiff By The Sea, and Encinitas.
We saw sea gulls with one foot. We watched Mr. Panda munch on his bamboo and the polar bears chomping carrots.
We opted for milkshakes, hot cocoa, cupcakes, churros, and Ben & Jerry's. We are now big fans of Burger Lounge and the turkey basil burger.
We bought lotto tickets and dreamed of buying beach homes. I had to promise to give them each a million dollars and buy their mom a beach house so we could be together all year. We didn't win, but we'll keep dreaming.
Did I mention that we ate a lot???
We watched as a miracle occurred before our very eyes. Anni finished her entire burger!!! And for the first time in her life according to Lexi. This was a big happening, because Anni eats like a bird and never finishes anything unless it's a pack of gum. ; )
We went to In-n-Out. Walked in and pigged out!
The girls loved the sky tram at the zoo and one of them (see above!) giggled and giggled asking permission to drizzle someone from above. She's a prankster. Grace Kelly meets Amy Poehler.
I hope the girls always remember our nutty adventures.
I know I will.
Like, let's see...
1. I need an eye patch!
2. Ewww, the seals stink!
3. My foot is broken, I need an eye patch, call a waaaaambulance!
4. The Cecily Emergahopp language, which I do not speak or understand, but Uncle Magoo and Lexi do.
5. Picking out cookies at Girard Gourmet.
6. Playing with and selecting our puppets from Geppetto's Toy Shop.
7. The candy store on Coronado and blinging out with our grillz.
8. The escalator thru the trees.
9. Late nights snuggling with tired little monkeys and chattering until we fell asleep. I need an eye patch!
10. Pancakes for dinner with a side order of Uncle Magoo's hair on fire at Clayton's!
Cookies or Calamari? I think the pictures tell the story. ; )
The Drizzler tormenting her little sister with crunchy tentacles.
|Lexi hearts Roberto!|
For all of you Ali and Roberto fans out there, you'll love this. The girls were dying to see someone famous. We didn't want to drive to LA and get stuck in traffic for hours. So, as luck would have it there was a San Diego magazine with an article about Ali. We were thrilled to discover that she had named the area of town where Roberto's office was. We hopped right over there. Or as Anni said, "To 11th Street, Magoo!" They were so excited and seriously...who doesn't want to see Roberto? They wanted to meet Ali, too. They hoped she'd be there.
Magoo dropped us off close to the address and circled around while we went to stalk Roberto.
Unfortunately, we stalkers were left bitterly disappointed. He wasn't in the office that day. Boo! The girls were sad, but the sweet people in his office gave me his business cards and we took these photos. (The girls abandoned their posts and ran off like big chickens instead of coming into the office!)
I hope you aren't planning on doing that with Justin Beiber or the Twilight cuties, girls. There can't be a wedding if you don't actually meet. ; )
One day I shall come back for you, Roberto!