Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Ladybug Drives, Sort Of

Mimi, Bill, and Frank came for the day to have Christmas.  Safi got lots of clothes, she will be the best dressed toddler around and her big surprise was waiting on the front porch.........

















She was sooooo excited, I think the best part was when she was sitting in it, had her foot on the "gas" leaned back, held on to the sides and just went, no hands and a huge smile on her face!






 




 




















Saturday, December 25, 2010

And Then There Was Christmas

I'm not really sure if there was anything under the tree for Chris or I this year.  I think it is safe to say it was the year of Safi, and that is the way is should have been.  This was the best Christmas yet, with our family.

 

Books from Oma and Opa!!!















Not to mention the easel, the bike, the tool bench, the giant ugly doll (named Lady Ga-Ga), and so many other things.  Safi had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Ladybug at the Beach

Well we had to make one last stop before coming home.  Daddy had to get his beach fix in so we made a stop in La Jolla and went to Seal Beach before going to the airport.  I'm not sure who had more fun :)

Can't wait to come back to the beach when it is warmer!!  Safi loves the water, I know she will love the beach!!


 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ladybug in SD

Today the Ladybug and I are on our own as Chris is learning a lesson about bar-b-que and Sea World.  So we will leave him, his bucket of ice, and the bathroom alone for the day :)

Safi and I jumped in the car and headed out on this cold and dreary day to the Birch Aquarium, we wandered around and looked at the wonderful exhibits and explored the touch tanks outside.  She gets so excited to see all of the different animals, we ended up walking through a couple of times because she would get so excited and run past tanks and miss things :)

We came back to the hotel for a nap and then we headed back out to Balboa Park.  This is a huge park with so many different museums and things to explore, we only made it to a playscape because the sun was setting. Safi had fun at the playscape, it was nice to just slow things down again and the planes were flying overhead so she loved being able to point out each one and scream "AIRPLANE!"

Then we headed back to the hotel for one last night and to start gathering our things for the trip home!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Ladybug, the Cousins, and Sea World San Diego

This morning Jeri, Kurt, Mady, and Marky drove down to San Diego for the day to go to Sea World with us.  Unfortunately the weather is not as beautiful as it was yesterday, but we will still had a good time!!!  One lesson was learned, bar-b-que should not be consumed at Sea World for the record, it has terrible results.

After a great day with family at Sea World we all went to Safi's favorite restaurant, where she and Mady slept through the entire meal.  They had a fun, full day and were exhausted.  So, we got Safi some egg drop to go and we had a picnic at the hotel, that girl loves her soup!!!

The sting rays where Safi wanted nothing to do with actually feeding the rays, but she really liked the dead fish that you were supposed to feed to the rays!! 


 


 

 
 Then there were the touch tanks with starfish and anenomes.  The girls and Chris had a blast, it was a mini science class and both of the girls were eager to learn.  However, the employee watching the tanks was not impressed when he kept taking the starfish out of the water, or when one of the girls threw a starfish :(

Cousin Marky, you are sooooo cute!!!  You too Uncle Kurt









Monday, December 13, 2010

The Ladybug in the Land of the Legos

Today we got up and headed down towards San Diego, we stopped in Carlsbad at Legoland and spent the day there.  It was great we basically had the park to ourselves.  Safi was out of the stroller running around and riding rides, just having a blast!