Most of you know that we spent the end of the month of February/beginning of March on vacation in Southern California! Here's a recap of our trip, for those who are interested. :)
We flew out of Washington Dulles airport and made the almost 6 hour-long flight into LAX. Maggie was wonderful! Luckily she had 6 adults to keep her busy. Although she did sleep for about an hour, the rest of the time she spent reading books, playing with a few toys, watching Baby Einstein's Baby Neptune DVD and walking around the plane. We were very proud of her! We were met at the airport by my husband's sister and her family. It was so nice to get to spend the whole week with them, since we are unable to visit with them very often.
We made it to our condo in San Diego late that night and were so happy to collapse into bed! The following day we visited the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego. I must admit, I'm not a history/military/ship buff, so this did not interest me very much, but Maggie and I enjoyed walking around the gift shop!
The next day we headed to SeaWorld! Our first stop was the attraction that lets you PET a dolphin! I was so excited about this because I love sea animals and I've always wanted to touch a dolphin. We waited for what seemed like an hour (in reality it was probably only 5-10 minutes) but finally a dolphin swam over to us and let us pet him. Apparently though, this dolphin enjoyed playing and, after letting us pet him, turner around promptly and splashed us--a lot! Poor Maggie. I tried to run, but we got very wet! This was San Diego, but it was cool and windy--way too cold for wet clothes that's for sure! Luckily I had packed her a change of outfit, so after a few minutes, we were on our way again.
Maggie's favorite show was the Sea Lion and Sea Otter show. She watched everything and had big smiles. She was also able to pet a starfish and a stingray--although she wasn't happy about the stingray. She also really loved the polar bears and Beluga whales. It was a fun day!
The next day was our planned trip to Disneyland, but we were rained out. Instead, we opted for a day visiting the San Diego beach. It was so pretty, and we were even able to see a few dolphins out in the ocean!
We drove the following day about 2 hours North to attend my husband's cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding and we enjoyed visiting with family. Maggie unfortunately was still not used to the 3 hour time change and pooped out just as dinner started. Luckily for us we were staying the night at the reception location, and I was able to take her up to bed.
Finally--it was Disney day! :) I had never been to any of the Disney parks, and of course neither had Maggie. Most of the rides she was unable to get on, but she did ride the carousel with me, and the submarine ride. She loved getting to meet Mickey! Although in the picture it looks like she's trying to get away from Mickey, really she wants to get down and crawl around.
Our excitement of the day came when none other than Nicholas Cage walked by us at Disneyland, and actually ended up sitting right next to us during the Star Wars show! No, we did not get autographs. He was there with his family (his son is very cute!) and we didn't want to bother him. We did however get some pictures!
After Disney, we rounded out our trip by taking a quick trip to my husband's hometown of Ridgecrest, CA. It was a long, busy trip! It was nice to get away, but also nice to come back home!
Two things we took on our trip that we could not have lived without: My Bella Baby Carrier and my Neatnik Saucer. I LOVE both of these products and highly recommend them both!
Hi! I'm a wife to my awesome husband of 7 years. Together we have a little girl, Maggie, born in March 2010 and a little boy, Jacob, born in May 2012. I love trying out new products for my family and will be telling you all about them!