So, we just got back a few days ago from a wonderful, much needed family vacation!
We went to Coronado Island, right off of San Diego in California.
Joe's family has a kick butt 15th floor apartment right on the beach which we stayed at. His Grandpa bought the place back in the 70's, and his aunt now owns it.
It is ocean view, and just beautiful!
We were busy pretty much every day doing something fun!
We took the ferry from Coronado to SD. Shopped around the Gas Lamp District. Shopped some more at Horton Plaza. Ate good food, and enjoyed ourselves.
We also hit up the Sad Diego zoo. I didn't think Hallie would notice the animals very much, but boy was I wrong!
She got SO excited to see the giraffes, and flamingos. We took her around in the backpack, which she loves because she is close to us, and can see everything we can see very well.
When we went past the giraffes, she was flapping her arms up and down and squealing. She is definitely an animal lover:) <3
Throughout the trip, every time we would see a person walking a dog, which happened alot, she would make the cutest little sound. As if to call the doggie over to her. Then if by chance we got to stop and pet one, she would smile so big, and try to get as close as possible to it.
We have officially decided we are having a doggy themed 1st birthday party for her. Joe even mentioned calling around and seeing if we can get a pet store, or a breeder to bring some puppies to our house for an hour for all the kids to see and pet.
Anyway, Jalen had a great time in Cali also! He rode around on his long board, got a new pair of cool shoes, begged and begged for white Oakley sunglasses (which he didnt get because they are too expensive, but got a cool cheaper white pair), went on a Segway tour with his Dad, and even got to boogie board in the ocean and swim in the pool.
We all got along really well, and were not ready to come home. Even after 10 days!
Overall, it was a very successful family vacation.
Oh my. I almost forgot to tell you..Hallie Rose took her first steps while we were on vacation! She took about 5-6 twice in one night. She has done it a couple times since then, but prefers to crawl. The exacr date was May 11th!! Yayyy Hallie!