I found this shirt at Target for $5.99 I love it
Friday, April 30, 2010
I found this shirt at Target for $5.99 I love it
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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trying out her swimsuit
Alayah and her grandma
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I love her look of awe
Monday, April 19, 2010
We took the girls to the strip today and just let them explore and I took some pictures.
We ate at Margaritaville, but I was not impressed. It was so nice out and I think I got a tan lol. I am totally enjoying the warm weather knowing that I have to go back home to snow in a few days.
I think the sun was in her eyes. Ever since the Ocean, Alayah is afraid of loud water. She wants to be as far away from it as possible. Poor girl
Sunday, April 18, 2010
After the zoo we headed to the beach. By the time we got there it was getting dark and was about to rain. Alayah was terrified of the beach. She pretty much cried the whole time if you weren't holding her and when you did hold her she would lay her head down and close her eyes.
Grandma found a ladybug which helped distract her for a few minutes
Despite the fact she was not enjoying herself at all i still managed to get a "cheese" out of her.
I tried to get her to find sea shells, but she wasn't having any of that either. I felt bad that she was so scared and I was kind of bummed that all my dreams of beach pictures were going to be a no go lol
I figured if we got some pix of the back of our heads then i'd have some without her crying. I had never been to the ocean before, and it was so relaxing. I can't wait to go back when its warm out lol
too cool for these glasses :)
We started our Sunday off with the San Diego Zoo. We didn't see everything the zoo had because we were just too tired after our day yesterday. We spent a good amount of time in the children's area of the zoo and the girls really enjoyed all the things they had. They got to pet some goats and I love how all the exhibits were sized just for them.
Mommy and me moment
The girls checking out our view from the hotel room
Alayah excited about petting the goat
They had a lady there who would take your childs handprint and turn it into an animal...it was so cute and I thought it was a good way to document our visit instead of a t-shirt. I was really excited to see the panda's :) Alayah loves Zebras but she fell asleep before we made it to that section.
walking with her papa
After we ate some lunch we walked the monkey trail and the tiger trail. Then Alayah fell asleep so we decided to ride the bus tour they had. It covered the half of the park we didn't make it to walking. After the bus we caught the sky tour and rode it from one side to the other and back. I wish we would have skipped that part as it made us get away from the zoo late and we were trying to make it to the beach before we left town.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Feeding the sea lions....Alayah was too scared to touch the fish, so I had to feed them
Alayah practicing her balance beam walking
So we made it to San Diego in the wee morning hours to our hotel which my friend got us rooms at for free with her reward points. This hotel is like a 400 dollar a night hotel so you'd think they'd have exceptional service....not lol Their machine to make the room keys was down so they had to escourt us everywhere as our room was on a secure floor, so you had to use your key to get the elevator to go to our floor. Plus they charged $20 bucks a day to park in the parking garage, so we had to park on the street....down a huge hill and around the corner. It sucked. It was after 4am when we got to sleep.
When we finally got around and ready it was lunch time so we stopped and ate before heading over to Sea World.
We had a lot of fun at SeaWorld and Alayah is always asking to see fish, so I knew she would love it.
We saw the Shamu show and I don't know if Alayah knew what to think about it...she just kind of sat there. She really enjoyed seeing all the fish and would yell out "fish momma fish."
We went to see this Elmo in 4D show and everytime there was water involved it would shoot out of the seat in front of you and it made Alayah cry everytime. She kept saying "I go home mom!" I felt bad for her, but it was really cool when they had all these bubbles shooting out of the ceiling.
We also were able to go to this area called Elmo's bay of play and we got to ride some elmo themed rides and we were even able to run into the Elmo characters and Alayah got to get her picture taken with him. She was so excited and that's all she talked about.
Alayah testing out a yummy popsicle
Friday, April 16, 2010
They still had all her paperwork on file, so we were able to get in rather quickly. He gave her something for her ears, but nothing for her croup since she sounded fine. After the doctors we left to take the girls to the Rainforest Cafe to eat because I thought Alayah would like it since she likes animals so much. We stopped by the tiger area first and let the girls see the tigers. They also had three new baby cubs that were soooo cute.
It might have been fine had I not tried to re-create a photo in front of this robotic elephant before we went to eat. It started moving right as we posed for this picture and freaked Alayah out. Of course they seated us right next to a heard of robotic elephants that would randomly move throughout our meal so Alayah ended up on my lap for most of our lunch.
After we ate lunch we headed down to the M&M factory.
That store is crazy...It was cramped and hard to manuver around with strollers. Alayah decided she new what she wanted and tried to do some shopping on her own. After the M&M factory we walked outside and Alayah was out.
I got her a new stroller before our trip and I love it. It is so roomy and easy to push. We walked around for awhile and looked in some of the casinos. I had to pose her stroller by things to get pictures since she wasn't awake to enjoy a lot of the sites.
By the time we made it back to MGM she was awake so we posed in front of the lion and I had her pose by a little mini palm tree.
We left the strip to head back to my parents to pack so we could head down to San Diego for the weekend, but once we were back in the car Alayah's croup cough came back, so we headed back to the doctors. He prescribed her a steroid and also gave her a prescription for singular. I don't know why, but every time we leave town she gets ear infections and croup. *sigh* I don't think it will ever end....:(
We finally got out of town at 9pm...way later than we had intended to. Let me just say...I absolutely hate driving I-15 at night on a friday. Everyone from Los Angeles is headed to Vegas for the weekend. Its like one giant light train as far as the eye can see the entire drive...it was crazy and my poor eyes couldn't handle it. I felt like I needed sunglasses the whole drive even though it was the middle of the night. We finally made it to the hotel at 3:30am to a host of issues that I will tell in tomorrows posting as this one has gotten way to long lol