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Friday, June 26, 2009

Mini Vacation

My aunt and uncle were down in SoCal visiting from Oregon. My uncle had a family reunion up in Big Bear (our local mountains) so the girls and I decided to take a drive up so we could see them. Unfortunately daddy had to work so he couldn't join us. Originially we were planning on just driving up for the day but when I went online to get the address to the hotel they were staying in, I thought it would be fun for us to get a room and stay overnight. www.marinaresort.com So, we packed up a month's worth of things for an overnight stay. We were right on the lake and it was just so relaxing to simply hang out. We even got to partake in some of the yummy "reunion" grub. The older girls were able to walk out the door of our room and literally take about 50 steps and either be in the lake or in the pool. As usual, Ella enjoyed just being outdoors. There was this great overhang on the porch of our room so we had constant shade so I just rolled Ella's pack-n-play out the door and she hung out there. That way everyone that walked by could stop and talk to her (which she loved). Although I am starting to notice that she is getting a little separation anxiety. When people she doesn't know well or at all want to hold her, she instantly turns to look for me and gets a little nervous. I am going to try to put captions by all the photos but I have a hard time with this photo posting...they always move all over the page when I try to type by them. Hopefully it works!!

Look at this cool ball my aunt made Ella. She is an amazing sewer and it was perfect for Ella to grab on to. Maybe I should have her make some to sell????

The girls with Aunt Judy and Uncle Denny. The big girls were worried about bees and so wouldn't stand there very long

The three who weren't so worried about all the bees flying around..."they won't bother you if you don't bother them"

Me and Ella with my Aunt Judy
Ella thinking about why I just set her in the dirt/sand.
"I guess I will just play with it"
Abbey and Emma hanging out on the dock.
My three girls posing in front of the lake
On the edge of the mountain!!
One final stop on our way down the mountain to get one more scenery photo.


ABandCsMom said...

Looks like a fun time. Those are great pictures too.

Emily said...

Oh... how fun! I love any kind of family get together! I'm loving that ball! What a fabulous idea!

Lacey said...

How fun. My kind of girls, afraid of bee's. I have a bee phobia. That ball is great.

Kim said...

So much fun! Can't blame them with the bees though! That is a neat ball.

Michelle said...

How fun...I look forward to one day being able to take our girls up there together or our families getting away for the weekend to hang out in the moutains...one day, hopefully one day soon!
Would love to have you here in our neck of the woods...let me know as plans emerge! :)

Cathy said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all! The scenery is gorgeous.

BTW...I'm momtobetolily on BBC...send me a friend invite.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pics! LOL about posting photos! I have the same problem. ;) I soooo wish we could see you when out in Cali! Hopefully next time. I certainly let you know the next time we make it out there. I don't know how likely it is, but since my sister is there we somehow often find a way (my mom is treating us this year for my 40th birthday - fortunately my family travels a lot for business so they get miles!) Anywho. . . like I said, I loved the pictures. I really just can't get enough Ella! She and Chloe will hopefully be great cyber friends. :)
Amy (and Chloe - on hubby's computer and didn't sign in)