Friday, July 9, 2010

Monterey 2010

Last week we took off for a mini family vacation to Monterey.  First stop was the aquarium.  {Cranky girls = not many aquarium pictures}

After a few hours at the aquarium we walked Cannery Row and had dinner at Bubba Gump's. 

The next day we went to Dennis the Menace park:

we played on a big train:
went rock climbing:
climbed so, so high:
went down silly slides:
and even got a tattoo!

After the park Tony and the girls dropped me off back to our hotel for a fabulous 90-minute massage.  While I was being pampered, they headed to the beach!

{Sans swimsuit apparently}

After a long nap from Tony and both girls we headed down to the Wharf, where it was low tide.

We ate some yummy seafood, tried on some silly hats...

hung out with this girl and her cuties:

On our last day in Monterey we went paddle boating!

Leila requested a "turk-a-poise" boat with sparkles, which was (of course) totally inconvenient to get to, but the sweet guy who worked there went out of his way to get one for us to ride in.  This is Leila's new pose, by the way....every picture I've taken her over the last month she's doing that toe-pointing pose.  Cheese ball!

Gianna sat on Tony's lap the whole time, and the up and down motion made her fall right asleep!
{Safety first!}

It was so nice to get away for a few days, but it sure is great to be home!

Do you have any summer plans??


Gina said...

Your vacation looks amazing. I love, love, LOVE the toe-pointing pose!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

looks like SO much fun!
what a fabulous family trip!
AND you got to catch up with Julie. so perfect :)
thanks for sharing all your cute pics!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

What a fun get away! And, so glad you got to hang with Julie & girls!
Love all the pics!

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W and J said...

What a beautiful family!!! And We Love Monterey!! Is that park the one in the middle of an island or at least looks like it from the road? We drove by something like that when we were down there in April. It looked soooo fun!

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

Okay, 90 minute massage? I'm crying of jealously. Literally!

Denissa said...

Looks like you had a great time..yay! :) Leila's pose it TOO it!

Tara said...

why do you always look so darn cute?? do you ever have a bad looking day? ;)

i love all these pics! it looks like the greatest time!!!!


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