Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring break Cali style

I love spring break. I love the beach. I loved this spring break at the beach. Hanging out at the beach was the main highlight for me, but for the kids it was Legoland. We stayed in Yuma the first night then drove straight to the Sea Life aquarium (right next to legoland). We planned a whole day for that, so it was a bit of a disappointment when we were done in about an hour. The kids always have fun seeing the fish and sharks and it was cute to see Maddox getting so excited. Since we finished so early we decided to spend a couple of hours at the beach, well Jason and the kids spent a couple of hours at the beach while I spent a couple of hours in the car with a sleeping baby :( . When Madds woke up we got a little bit of sand and sun, Maddox was so fascinated by the "wa-wa" and cool rocks. After that we headed back to the hotel for much needed baths before meeting up with some friends for dinner. We got back late but Jason snuck in some swimming and hot tubbing with the kids. That might not have been the best idea since Jayden stayed up most the night crying that his ears hurt because he got water in them. Jason came to the rescue with a midnight run to CVS and all was well after that. The next day was Legoland and Jayden thought he was in heaven. He loved the big rides, Kylie hated them. He thought the slow rides were boring and Kylie loved them. Maddox was tall enough to go on a total of 2 rides and threw fits whenever he had to get off. We rode the fairytale boat ride more times than I can count. Jayden's favorite ride was "Factor X" (after the first hill I looked over at Kylie and I swear she was going to throw up, pass out and cry all at the same time). But I think the thing he was the most excited about was the $7 lego set we promised he could pick out before we left. Kylie's favorite was the dragon roller coaster, which was much more mellow, and the fairytale boat ride. It was amazing seeing all of the lego creations, especially the "mini land" where they recreated cities made out of legos.
That night the boys had a lego party and put together Jayden's little lego set and the girls had a spa party with pedicures and manicures. The last day we spent at the beach and it was the perfect day...perfect weather, watching the kids play, feeling the sun soaking in my skin, watching Maddox chase the birds...ahhhh.
(don't you just love the muddy trail of drool on his chest??)
Jayden thought it would be a great idea to have Kylie bury him in the sand, but decided it was his "worstest mistake ever" when he had sand in his mouth, eyes, ears and nose. We were heading straight home from the beach, which is never a good idea to drive 5 hours with sand stuck in your underwear. We opted to use the sink in the Burger King bathroom as a bathtub and it still makes me laugh picturing Kylie's naked little bum scrunched in the sink. We grabbed some ice cream cones and headed on our way. I'm still cleaning out sand from every inch of the car and every one of my kids' ears, but it is well worth it for such a fun family vacation!

9 comments:

Rohm Family said...

what a fun trip! Owen is dying to go to legoland :) and I am dying to lay in some sun :)

Janessa said...

Good times - as always with the Youngs. I loved looking through all the pictures! I am just dying at how big Jayden is getting!!! He's totally lost that little boy look. I can't put my finger on what it is, but he just looks so much older. I was cracking up at all the faces Kylie's pulling in a lot of the pictures. She is such a ham. Reminds me of her mama:) That Maddox is killing me with that smile and those cheeks! I can't wait to get some sugar from that boy this summer! He is too cute with his little baseball hat even. I just love that boy!!! I'm totally laughing as I picture family bath time in the Burger King bathroom. You are too funny! I can't belive Kylie was game. I would never in a million years be able to talk Abby into doing that. She would rather have sand in her underwear - forever. You got some great beach pictures. That second to last one of Jason and Maddox is a winner. B&W it, frame it and put it on your cute little picture shelf.

nicole said...

Well I can see Kylie has taken after you in the amusement park rides department. Remember "I am a Child of God" at the top of the Log Lume???

Jodee said...

Nicole's comment makes me laugh, I can totally picture it!
Great pics, I LOVE the beach and am so glad my kids do too, it's just the best place to be all day long!!! We just got back from Disney World and I think Ronnie freaked Madison out a few too many times on the big rides because she is now declaring that Dumbo is her favorite.

Suni said...

Your kiddos are so lucky to have such FUN parents!! I love all the memories you guys make!

AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

such cute kiddo's. Looks like a reallyfun vacation.

Nichols Family said...

Sounds like you all had fun Jamie! Enjoy the rest of your break! Hope to see you around! Maybe at baseball!

Chelsea said...

Your kids are super lucky. You guys are an inspiration! Not even a baby can stop the Youngs! Always a plan, always an adventure.

Now remind me of your superpowers when/if I have another one. ;)

Heidi said...

I love the picture of Kylie hanging onto the other stroller. The look on both of your faces is awesome!