Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Whole Ton of Pictures

I have been putting off writing this post because of all the picture, but here they finally are. For Bradlee's 5th birthday, we surprised him with a trip to California. He had NO idea that we were going so that was really fun. On his actual birthday, we went to Sea World. He has been talking about wanting to go there for over six months.

Here is Bradlee in the hotel on the morning of his Birthday. He had just found out that we took a VERY long drive for a good reason.

He loved this ride:

Since Bradlee was wearing a birthday pin, one of the trainers came out and asked us if we wanted to go meet some penguins. We got to go into the actual penguin exhibit and pet one of them. It was 28 degrees in there and we had just gotten off of the water ride, so we were freezing, but it wa the coolest thing we've ever gotten to do.

Josh's parent took us to dine with Shamu for Bradlee's birthday lunch. We got to watch a special shamu show while we ate. So fun!

The dolphin show is amazing! We loved it more than any other show there.

It wouldn't have been a trip to California without a visit to our most favorite place, Disneyland.

We went to the SanDiego zoo for the first time. Bradlee thought the baby hippo was so cute.

We also went to Universal Studios for the first timeas well. We thought it was pretty fun.

We went to Cabrillo National Monument, the beach, hung out in San Diego and ate the best sea food that we have ever had.

For halloween Bradlee was Buzz light year and we had fun attending the east village party.

When we got back from the trip, we celebrated Bradlee's birthday with my family.

With the money he got for his birthday, he bought a lego set and put the whole thing together by himself. He followed the instructions so well and I was so proud of how hard he worked on it.

My niece danced at the festival of trees on wednesday, so we went to watch her and to enjoy the festival. We had a lot of fun. This was our favorite tree. It was a mickey mouse themed tree.

And that is the last few months for us.