Saturday, July 18, 2009


At the end of May Dave and I took Christian to San Jose, CA to visit my grandparents. We had such a good time! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin for letting us invade your house for a few days! Unfortunately, Grandma was in the care center while we were there, so we barely got to see her at all. We can't wait to go back and visit again soon! Here's a quick recap of a few of our adventures in California.

Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma McLaughlin got to meet Christian for the first time!

Visiting Great-Grandma McLaughlin at the Care Center.

Driving to the beach, via the redwoods.
I didn't take any good pictures of the redwoods and it was my idea to see them. Dave got so car sick that we just decided to get to the beach as quickly as possible.

Dave and Christian had SO much fun playing at the beach in Santa Cruz, CA. It was pretty chilly (which we expected) but we're used to the cold. They jumped in the ocean for a few min and then warmed up on the beach.

My Aunt Heather brought a couple of unicycles and Dave had a lot of fun learning to ride them. Maybe someday I'll get him his own. Maybe.

Aunt Kenzie pulled the cousins in the red wagon.

We also visited the Children's Museum in San Jose. It is so big and so much fun. Christian didn't know what to do with himself. There were so many things to play with. We'll definitely go back!

We were so glad that Kenzie and her family were able to come to California at the same time! It was so fun for the cousins to get to play. Thanks for vacationing with us!

Next time we go, we'll allow more time to see everything. Our time was limited and we tried to do too much. Christian was still sick and fairly grumpy and Dave had a cough the whole time we were there. I was the only healthy one. We found out after vacation that Christian had a sinus infection and he started on antibiotics. Only a few days later he got REALLY sick and was vomiting and diarrhea for a week. But we are all finally healthy now!

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