Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
End of Summer Legoland Trip, Part 3
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
End of Summer Legoland Trip, Part 2
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
End of Summer Legoland Trip, Part 1
I'm writing this in October, this Legoland trip was our last summer hurrah before all the busy-craziness of the school year started. Mari and Rob decided on an ambitious overnight trip to Carlsbad with their girls, and we met up with them and enjoyed a great adventure! Julia definitely liked the more adventurous rides like the Captain Cranky's (swinging boat) Challenge!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Newport Beach at Low Tide
Anna and Sam and I met up with Gabbi, Olivia, Seth and Rachel at Newport Beach. The weather was perfect, and the water was too. It was at super low tide, and the kids could go out for quite a ways and the water would just hit above their knees. The kids were also able to make some cool sand creations on the smooth shoreline. The sand near the pier has a glistening to it, Sam and Anna started panning for it like gold.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
LACMA and the Levitated Mass
We finally made a visit to LACMA this summer, I had been wanting to see the Levitated Mass, a 340-ton granite rock brought in from Riverside. There is a long walkway under the "megalith", and we had a lot of fun posing from various perspectives. Afterwards we enjoyed painting in the Children's Gallery. Sam especially loved looking at the netsuke, I took photos of his favorites, including the monkey-like creature and the elephant.