Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This Monday began our "staycation" since M has two weeks off of work (well, 4 of them he'll be at a conference and 4 are weekend days, but you know...) We decided not to go anywhere far this time because of the price of gas (normally we'd try to go to Morro Bay), although we are going a lot of local places so it probably will end up being the same cost. Here's what we have done so far and some pictures of our time together.

Monday - Stayed home, cleaned, did nothing. Here is a picture of Jaden after dinner. Total mess! :)

Tuesday - In the afternoon, we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific, where we have annual passes to. Jaden was really scared of this sea lion that kept visiting him and cried every time he saw it, but then when it left, he went looking for it. We also went to dinner at Chili's and caught this picture of Jaden praying. Lately every time we go to pray he folds his hands (which is funny because we normally hold hands, not fold hands. I wonder where he learned that?)

Today (Wednesday), we stayed home in the morning and then went to Knott's Berry Farm since they cut the prices in half for adults after 4:30pm. It was the boys' first time there, and they LOVED it. Especially Micah. He kept calling the roller coasters "rocket spaceships" and wanted to go on almost every ride in Camp Snoopy. It was so strange letting him ride some of the rides all alone. He wanted to do it, but we felt so weird leaving him there and just watching from the sidelines. So begins the journey of parenthood, huh?! :) We stayed from 4:30-9:30pm and I even got to ride 2 coasters since there were no lines! I highly recommend going during this time frame because the park had already cleared out and it was just perfect. Here are some pics from our day:

The only family pic we got together :( The boys were not cooperating at this point (we had just gotten there and they didn't know what to think yet!)

Jaden & I on the train:

Martin & Micah on the race cars - Micah HAD to ride the red one because it looked like Lightning McQueen to him :)


  1. Sounds like a good week so far! I love the days when doing nothing is something :)

  2. I'm glad you are having a nice week. Sometimes, staycations are best when you have little ones. They can still nap and sleep in their own beds!