Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Few Whales in Monterey

I think all of us would say our favorite part of our mini Monterey vacation was our whale watching trip.  It was a beautiful day and we saw tons of gray whales, sea lions, dolphins and jelly fish!  I'm pretty sure the kids would say they saw a shark too if you asked them!

Real men wear pink owl hats...right!?!
Someone got sleepy on the way back to the dock!


It was a great trip and the perfect addition to our holidays! 
Someone please visit so we can have an excuse to go again!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Since we didn't get to spend Christmas at "home" with all our family, we decided to take a quick trip for the holidays.  We headed to Monterey for a quick two night trip and family fun!

One of our stops was to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
It was really busy - but the kids really enjoyed it. 

The Wave Simulator - When did this little guy get so big!?!

I think somone likes his hat Grandma Donna!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Christmas Day

After opening gifts from Santa, we had a little breakfast and then headed back to open the heaping pile of gifts under the tree.  The tree surrounded by all those gifts was an unusual sight for us.  This is the first year that we have done our entire Christmas at home and not traveled at all.  The UPS man and our Post man have gotten very familiar with our door this year! 

We got some gifts that we Loved...

And some we weren't so excited about...("Really mom - Sheets?" Chase said!)
Even the Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles got in the Christmas spirit and took a spin in Santa's sleigh!
It was a Very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas Morning

Santa finally came and we couldn't wait to see what he brought.  I think Zach was as happy as the kids were this year for Xbox that Santa brought!  (More entertaining pictures on that to come!)