Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Part 2: The ocean, and Sea World

The vacay post continues! The first day we got there, it was so crazy windy. We met up with the fam, and drove to a beach. It was bowing so hard you couldn't keep your eyes open, and Reese's hair kept whipping her in the face. I had brought some extra pants in case she got wet and cold. So Jeremy (so clever) tied her pants on her head, it worked, maybe looked a little weird, but it worked.It looks like she's even having a hard time standing up straight, it was seriously that windy.
The waves were crashing so hard, and I'm no photog, but I tried to capture some of the beauty.
It was pretty cold, as well, and Reese was really a trooper. You can't see their faces that well in this pic. but I think the background is so pretty.

I know, I looked, a little weird with my hood up and tied tight to my chin. But my hair was whipping me in the face to, so on went the hood. (At least I didn't tie pants on my head.)
This is a few days later, at La Jolla beach. One thing that was very cool, was that there were sea lions, just ten feet from the shore playing in the water and all along another beach , just sun bathing. They had it roped off, so you couldn't walk right up to them, but you could see them great.
I wish in some of these that she didn't have her sunglasses, but oh well. The ocean was so beautiful.
See can you see the sea lions off to the right? There was a ton of them, I thought that was fun.
My plan was that if Reese was wearing this dress, she wouldn't get wet, because you could just take the pants off underneath. But she kept bending down as the water would rush up, and she got full on soaked.
When we arrived at the beach, Reese got out, stood there awhile, and said "I think I belong here."
She cracks me up, she would just stand there with her arms out, as the waves would come up on her feet, she loved it.
Now this is at Ocean Beach, we were staying in a hotel across the street. The beach was fun, I have to say the people hanging out at the beach were a little sketchy, but the kids had fun.
I let Reese talk me into this, and it was a bad idea, because she was so sandy afterward. But she thought it was great.
Now on to Sea World. We hadn't been there for a long time. Reese had never been there, and Becca and her kids hadn't been there either, so it's fun to show people new things.
Here we are feeding the seals. You have to watch out for the birds, they like to swoop in and steal your fish. One almost got Reese on the head.

Like this? That's supposed to be her scared face.
Reese and Mason in a fake polar bear cave.
Can you see the whale behind her?
Reese loved the shows, although was mad that we never got wet. We were in the splash zone every time, but up on the high end just in case.
They had this animal show that Reese loved, here she is petting one of the trained pigs.
I love starfish. I just realized that I was so busy taking pics of Reese that I never touched one myself.
It was so much fun to spend time with my mom and dad. I think that was Reese's favorite part of the whole thing.
Well, that's officially it. We had so much fun. Thanks so much to my mom and dad, for inviting us and planning the whole thing. Now we just need to go again in another year or two with Rylee!


Megan said...

Your trip looks so fun! (Minus the wind). It makes me so excited to take Anna to DisneyWorld next month.

Leah Aston said...

So fun. I like seeing you in the shots too, you need more of you on your blog. :)