Saturday, April 21, 2012

San Diego Vacation

I'm very excited about the new design for our family's page.  It's going to be a work in progress but eventually it will all be done.:)  I've been working on this for several month now.  Everything will be updated, especially because so much has changed.  Kids are getting older, but their parents are still very young. :)  So since I haven't updated for several months there is so much to talk about.  Let's get started... 

The girls have been working really hard on a new show called Four Scales. They produce, edit and write everything by themselves.  I do have to approve things before they post them.  But they have made about 2 episodes so far.  The show is about the life of mermaids because that is what the girls are into right now.  They even got mermaid tails for Christmas.

 It's neat to see how close the girls are getting.

Courtney just finished her dance concert for Bella Me, her school dance team.  She has worked so hard.  She is also going to be making a movie for her dance banquet that is coming up.  (I will post that when she is done)  Courtney is the Historian for the dance team.  That made me really nervous at first, but it turned out great.  There are some parents on the dance team that have been helping out with pictures.

Can you tell how much she loves mermaids?!?!  Anyway, Kendra just had surgery.  It was VERY rough!!  Not sure what we are going to do about pain medicine for her.  It was a pretty minor surgery we thought, but turned into her missing school for a week and being in extreme pain for awhile.  She needs double the amount of pain medicine but the doctors are afraid to give her the doses that she needs.  She has another even larger surgery coming up in June.  I have to get an appointment with the doctors and pain service and get this problem under control for the next time.  Jake thinks it may have seemed worse then it was because it's been awhile since the last surgery.  I have started journaling about their surgeries, so I can better keep track of them.  Before I was just trying to forget about them all and move on, but that's not going to happen.

She's so cute!!  Maliyah's surgery went really well. It was amazing that is took 2 days for her to recover from.  Her kidney is doing really well and her infections are by far better than the have been in years!!  KNOCK ON WOOD!!  Everything will stay the same.

Justin is getting so much better!!  This kiddo is maturing, thank heavens.  He loves his tanks!!  And his military man.  That is what he has decided that he wants to be when he grows-up.  I will have to upload his videos he makes with his armies.  :)

Austin!!! One easy kid!!  He's one great kid!

So now on to the thing we LOVE doing the most.  TRAVELING!!!  aka making as many memories with the kids as possible.
There is nothing like being in a tiny hotel room for one week to show how much everyone loves each other.  LOL  It was a little rough at first, but then got much better.  We drove 10 hours to San Diego (should of taken 12), but we don't stop to take breaks.  The first day we went to The San Diego Zoo.
The cougar was a short distance above us and he saw the kids namely the girls coming.  He started getting really excited and walking really quickly back and forth in his cage. So I told everyone that we should go visit the cougar next.  We went up the ramp and the cougar met the girls at the front side of his cage, pacing in the little corner of the cage watching the girls.  When they moved he would move.

This view is insane! 
 (La Jolla Cove)
The day at the beach!
(Coronado Island)
Jake took the boys to the USS Midway.  They were in heaven looking at the planes and the different parts of the Aircraft Carrier.

The girls are I stayed back so the girls could have a play-date with their friend Ashlin.
The best part of the whole trip was Sea World.  I love that part!  The shows are just incredible to see and the kids had such a great time.  The Shamu Show was the second show that we went to.  We sat in a soak zone.  :) Kids and Jake's idea.  As the show went on I had a very good idea what was coming up next.  I ran to the top of the soak zone and saw my poor family getting soaked.  Check this out.

A couple of seconds later Kendra came running up the stairs.

The Animal Safari  

The last day we took the kids to old town to The Whaley House. The most haunted house in America.  We didn't tell the kids before hand what the house actually was.  They found out from the back of the pamphlet that was given out.  Kendra started crying, but everyone wanted to go back several different times to see a ghost.  LOL  Funny how they change their minds so quick.

We had a great trip.  
Most of the posts won't be this long, but I really wanted to try this out.  Hope everyone likes it and will continue to come back and read.  Not every post will be about our family.  Hope to bring a lot of more things to our site.  But the kids will be 100% the focus of our site.  So I'm going to make things creative.  Have a great day!!