The L.A. Update

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

So here is the real update, a bit late, but better late than…well, you know.

The trip to LA was great, albeit way too hot for my taste. Yeah, funny, considering I live in a place that gets up to 110 all summer long. But at least here its 1) a dry heat and 2) everywhere I go has air conditioning anyway, unlike LA! So I definitely suffer through the heat more in LA than here.

One of the big things we did was the Disneyland trip. It was a hit with Ivy! She absolutely loved it. The day started out a bit roughly….

But she soon straightened out when she realized we were going to Disneyland! We waited an hour and a half to meet the Disney princesses but I think it was worth it. She also met Tinkerbell and Minnie Mouse. We spent a lot of time meeting characters and only a little time on rides like Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and the teacups, which were her favorite ride. Check out the photo album:

Other eventful things that happened this trip- Violet’s first trip to the beach! I didn’t make an album for this one because it wasn’t a long trip, and I didn’t take many pics. Phillip took Ivy to wade in the water while I watched from the sidelines with Violet. It was cold that day! Ivy got knocked over by a wave, which she loved, and I wanted to change her into dry clothes while she wanted to go back in the water despite her chattering teeth. Violet watched all this activity calmly from her perch in my sling.

We took a trip to the LA Zoo with La Familia Vargas, which was fun except for the heat and the bees. It was probably a trip that would have been more enjoyable on a cool autumn day. Still, it was nice to see the animals. I myself haven’t been to the zoo since grade school, so it was pretty fun for me. Click on the picture for the album:

During our week there we got to hang out a bit with all the little cousins. I loved the chaos and the noisiness of it. It will only get more chaotic and more fun as the kids grow older. Click here for a sampling of those pics:

But by far the funnest thing we did was surprise the living daylights out of Francis for her birthday! hehehe….. Pinata, old school party hats, games, and a yummy Hello Kitty cake from De Croupet’s. It was by far the funnest birthday party I have been to in a long time, including my grandma’s 100th (sorry, Abuelita..Francis’ party had games!)

Check out the birthday pics:

All in all, a great vacation. Next big trip to LA will probably be for Christmas and Ivy’s 3rd birthday, so we are looking forward to that!

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