Thursday, July 14, 2011

Capistrano Part 2

One of the best parts of this vacation was getting to spend some time with Brittney. She is living, working and going to school down in this area (We are soooooo proud of her!!!!!!!) and came to spend part of the 4th with us and took US to dinner the next day at the resturant where she works in Dana Point.

Connor, Dylan, Brooklyn, Brittney and Hailey

Connor spent the time waiting for dinner taking some pictures of the scenery

and Mommy....

and Daddy's thumbs up....

and more of the surrounding hills.

Attempting a family pic

Hailey's happy face artwork with a cherry stem and some crumbs.

Last year we went on a catamaran to see the whales and dolphins and only saw one lone sea lion. So the boat company gave us return tickets to try again. This year we hit the jackpot. Not only did we see at a few pods of dophins(at least a hundred dolphins)but we also saw two whales! The dolphins we saw at the beginning of the two hour ride, so the kiddos were captivated. By the time we saw the whale, at the end of the ride, and the fact that you only see a little part of the back and the blow hole, the kids werent to interested in seeing the whale. We kept trying to show them, but they would rather enjoy their ring pops.:)

Waiting to board the catamaran... Dylan, Brooklyn, Hailey and Connor

Up at the front of the boat with the wind in our faces!

Taking a break and enjoying our lollypops. Connor, Dylan, Brooklyn and Hailey
Showing me their colored mouthes for the lollypops... Connor


Brooklyn and Hailey

A far off shot of one of the whales we saw

We spent a lot of time at the pool, but I didnt get any pictures of it this year. All the kids love swimming, even Connor, who was a little hesitant when we went swimming last month was calling to Dylan and asking him to jump in with him. I was so excited to see him get past his hesitation. Dylan was chasing Daddy with his squirter all over the pool. Hailey was swimming all over the pool and joined Brooklyn in the large family spa to try and take off her floaties and swim by herself. Brooklyn saw Daddy sink to the bottom of the spa and decided she wanted to do it herself. She asked for her floaties to be taken off and lo and behold, was actually SWIMMING across the spa. I was amazed!

Until next year Capistrano........

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's posts like this that make me want to visit California. I'm glad you guys had fun. Can't wait to see how the rest of your summer went.