Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Break 2015

We had two weeks off for our break.  The first week was spent down at the park every day playing tennis.  My boys think it's fun to invite me down to play so they can beat me by an embarrassing amount.  I've set a summer goal to take both of them down and rub their faces in it as much as possible. You know, because I am the mom and the adult in the relationship.
MMC Tennis Tournament
This is what Spring Break looks like!  Don't worry that it was only 75 degrees.  Don't worry that the temperature of the pool was in the 60's.  Don't worry about anything...this kid is just nuts.  Period.
Ryan is still the ONLY family member that has gotten in my mom's pool.  We are waiting until the time when the threat of hypothermia will not set in.

Our second week of break was spent down n San Diego.  I hope this is the first of MANY.  What a lifestyle they have going down there!  My sister and her family moved to a city called Vista, which is about 35 minutes north of San Diego.  It is an ideal little place to live and my sister's neighborhood is perfect!!  I just loved everything about it!

Cousin love!

And speaking of cousin love!!!  We met our cousin Danny for breakfast the first morning we were there.  We don't see each other very often anymore, but I certainly hope that this opens up many more visits in the future!

After breakfast we headed down to the beach to get Natalie familiar with it because she has never been and we were going that night to take pictures with the kids. 

 And I want it known that before we left for breakfast and the beach, I said to the boys (mostly Ryan), "Do you want to take your suits?  Because you are going to get in the water and it will be easier with your bathing suits on instead of your clothes."  Ryan said, "No, I'm not going in, I don't need it."
I told him countless times that he will go in and he should just take it.  But, nope...he refused.

The next day we headed to Sea World. 

Nana and the boys on a water ride that Ryan described as...part California Screamin', part Splash Mountain.  Nana was NOT impressed.




YOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!  (When Auntie Noelle called the flamingos over)

"I am a nice shark.  Not a mindless eating machine.  If I am to change this image, I must first change myself.  Fish are friends, not food."

Word for word, from Find Nemo, because I have seen it over a thousand times. (five years ago)


The last night we were there, Noelle and I went to the brewery where my cousin works.  We had cocktails and ice cream sandwiches.  Perfect!

And finally.  The night we got lucky with timing, sunsets, and kids smiling!


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