Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Parting shots

I hope you enjoyed our visit to Legoland! We sure did!

Legoland is a fun place for people of any age!

See you next time!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


CJ and Katie love to go into the Test Track to build Lego race cars, then test them against other young builders' cars. You get your wheels at the door, then head to a bucket of Legos to start building.
You can find all kinds in there!

Put them together in a way that looks cool, and fast!

Then line them up on the track,

and hope your creation is fast!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lego golf

The Wild Woods Miniature golf course is in Legoland, so if you aren't having enough fun riding the rides you can go play golf!

CJ and Katie never have enough fun at Legoland, so they always want to play golf too. I'm always having a good time so I don't need to play.

Aftre the first two holes they lost count of the score and just played to try to hit the ball in.

It's still a good time even if you don't keep score!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sir CJ

Sir CJ and some other little knights were protecting these princesses. Aren't they adorable?

The knights were given capes and a slingshot to shoot the bad guy.
CJ's turn!
He's the best knight ever!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Katie and CJ's favorite rides at Legoland:

Katie prefers the Bionicle ride that spins around and around and around...

while CJ prefers the Project X roller coaster. I prefer the ground!

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Storybook Ride

This is my favorite ride at Legoland! It's slow, the line is never long, and it has a Geocache associated with it! I won't give it away but you have to go on the ride to find the clue to this multistep virtual cache. And we get a chance to sit for longer than a few seconds!

Red Riding Hood dancing with the wolf.

He's huffing and puffing! But no hairs on this little chinny-chin-chin!

The biggest billy goat gruff did his job,

And knocked the troll right into the water!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Touring our nation's capitol

Legoland style! Yes, all of these buildings and people are made out of Legos, millions of them!

Besides these famous buildings in Washington D.C., there are scenes from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and my favorite, New Orleans!

The rotors on Marine One rotate, but I guess the pilot had the day off as they weren't moving.
Now I can say I was at Obama's Inauguration!

Michelle looks good in Lego yellow!

And of course this Marine wife couldn't resist taking a photo of the Marines, and a Navy corpsman, raising the flag on Iwo Jima.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sugary goodness

Picture day is a big fundraiser for the soccer league. Katie found her favorite food booth there - Cotton Candy!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Soccer pics

Katie's team met for their team pictures at a local lake. What a beautiful backdrop for them!

But this girl was even more beautiful!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cotton balls

Don't these clouds look like big cotton balls?

Wish they would bring some rain to us though!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Squishy squishy

We went next door to a winery that was having a good, old-fashioned grape stomp. The kids and I kicked our shoes off and jumped in.

It was squishy and kinda gross. The kids went in twice and would have gone in a third time! They thought it was fun!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Katie's Turn

Katie borrowed my camera and took a few shots herself. These are the ones she liked the most.

The closeup of the shed door and the black & white one were edited a bit in photoshop, but she was directing the editing. Didn't she do a great job?

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Grand Day Out

We headed up to Julian to spend the day in the mountains, and stopped at O'Dell's Organic Orchard to pick some pears. They grow Bartlett and Bosc pears on their farm, and have about 300 trees.
And the trees were full of fruit!

They normally sell to Whole Foods, but had a late freeze that damaged some of the crop and felt it would be better to have people come and pick the pears themselves.
So we did!
The kids had a great time picking, and eating, and walking around the farm.

We took home lots of yummy pears too!

Bon appetit!