Saturday, August 23, 2014

San Diego Trip

 It was difficult getting to San Diego but worth it. Our flight on the way to San Diego was delayed 4 hours and we didn't know that until we got to the gate. The kids were troopers though and we made it! We started off our week by going to an indoor play place, which the kids loved.
We went to Huntington Beach to see family, including Talia Joan meeting Great Grandma Joan. We stayed at a hotel that night with a pool and the kids loved playing in it.
On our way back to El Cajon we went to Lego Land. The kids had fun but it was a lot of line waiting. Next time we'll start our day around 2pm and go until close. The first half of the day is super busy. Also, Caleb went on his first 2 roller coasters while we were there. He can't wait to go on more he loved them so much.
On Saturday the family went to Coronado beach.
 Brynn the mermaid
 They did this but did not enjoy all the sand on their bodies afterward. If you want to go to the beach kids, you've got to get used to the sand!
 We took a stop at my Grandma and Grandpa Cooper's house. It was nice to talk to my Grandma whose health hasn't been the best as of late. Ironically, she's the most pleasant I've ever seen her. We also got a picture with Grandpa Jim:
Overall it was a great trip and we can't wait to see them again. Caleb and Brynn keep saying things like, "I wish Gram and Pop could be here."
  •  One day there was a ton of rain. It started off with some thunder. Brynn heard it and said, "A lion." She looked out the back window and said, "It must be out front." She ran to the kitchen and looked out the front window and then concluded, "It must be in the neighbor's yard."
  • Brynn told Jenna that the cat scratched her. Jenna asked if she was mean to the kitty. Brynn responded, "No." Pause. "Just a little bit."

Friday, August 22, 2014

A few stories

Stories (from about a month ago):
  • Derrick was telling the kids the Tower of Babel/Brother of Jared story and had the kids used stuffed animals to act out the story. Derrick explained how the Brother of Jared and his family had to leave so they went into the wilderness, camped in tents, kept traveling until... Brynn yelled, "Wait!" at that point. She said, "They need to eat marshmallows first." If you sleep in a tent you have to have marshmallows :)
  • I was holding Talia face forward. Brynn was in front of us going up the stairs like a frog saying, "Ribbit." Talia just started laughing. It was cute.
  • When Derrick had just had his knee surgery he got the chills and said he needed a blanket. Brynn who was holding her blankie at the time started walking toward Derrick and said, "You can use my blankie." She stopped herself, pulled the blankie back to her and quickly said, "You can't have my blankie."
  • Brynn was playing with Flynn Ryder and Cinderella dolls. I said, "Flynn, who's your girl friend?" Brynn said in her deep voice, "Cinderella. I couldn't find Tangled."