Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Huntington Gardens

When we moved to California, there were a lot of things that I was leaving behind that I was REALLY going to miss!!!! God has really provided for us here in California. This was the perfect afternoon of proving that! There was a place in Maryland that was a beautiful garden that I would take Sofia to. I have a lot of really great memories from that place. Today a dear friend, who must have known I needed this, took us to some BEAUTIFUL gardens, and museums in Pasadena. The day was beautiful, the art and gardens were breathtaking, and the best part was the company. We had a great day!

I love this picture because it reminds me of exactly who Sofia is. She has always loved the wizard of oz, so to be "somewhere under the rainbow," is perfect:) And it is just cute!

This is Sofia with her buddy Hank, who she really loves hanging out with.

Here is Emily with her buddy Charlotte. She really loves Charlotte, and kept telling her Hi all day. She looks so dazed in this picture because we had just left the art gallery that she LOVED. I think she is still processing.

I love that she is soooooooo silly!!!!!

I love the look on her face in this picture, she loved watching the fish.

Here is a picture of Emily and I, the green everywhere was beautiful.

Yes that is Sofia putting her foot in the fountain to cool them off. This is the children's garden so it was completely acceptable:)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Santa Monica Pier

We have been told by many people how wonderful Santa Monica Pier is. Chad has wanted to take the girls for sometime now. Well last week my dad was visiting and the weather was beautiful, so we decided to go (minus Chad, he was out of town:( I felt bad going without him). We had so much fun, and both girls loved it, we will definitely be going back. Just maybe not on a Friday of a holiday weekend, it took 45 minutes to get there, and 2 and half hours to drive home!

Sofia and I rode the ferris wheel together. The view was awesome, and she loved it!

View of the ocean from the ferris wheel

She loved it!

A drummer on the pier that sang them the ABC's and twinkle twinkle little star

More ferris wheel view

The girls got to ride the carousel

We got to see this GIANT lizard, he was really cool. The only one who got close was PB:)

I LOVE this picture! The pier in the background and Sofia playing on the rings. It was so fun to run around on the beach.

We had a great time, and can't wait to go back!