Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away!!!

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This year for our family Vacation we decided to go to San Diego. I found this thing online called the Go San Diego Card. It is really cool if you are planning on being in San Diego for a while. We got the 3 day card and it included all sorts of stuff including Legoland, the Aquarium at Legoland, Petco Park Tour, All the museums at Balboa Park, The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and much more.
We left Syracuse on Sunday to drive to St. George. When we got there we got to visit with Grandma and Grandpa Criddle, Ryan, Daylemarie, Jayla and Kenedy. It was nice to see all of them. We all got a chance to hold cute Kenedy but Cole was loving the chance to hold her. It was so cute.

Monday morning we headed to San Diego, the usual 7 hour trip took 9 hours. (this time it was not the boys fault!) There was some holiday traffic due to MLK day and then it started pouring rain. That should have been our first sign. It rained on and off for the next 5 days. But when it rained it dumped buckets and buckets of rain (it was said to be the worst storm since 1934!) We finally checked-in to our Timeshare (Worldmark, Tank and I got this for Christmas)
So worth it especially with all the rain.

Tuesday we went to the Zoo, we walked about a 1/4 of the zoo and then took the Skyfari over to the other side of the zoo, then we got on the guided Bus tour just in time. It started pouring but we were nice and dry in the bus. After lunch we headed to Balboa Park to visit the Hall of Champions, Automotive, Air and Space, Model Train Museum (Brocks Favorite). They were all really neat. Then we headed to the San Diego Temple to walk the grounds.

Wednesday Morning we headed to downtown to Petco Park (Padres Stadium) for a guided tour, (Calebs Favorite). It was really neat to go down on the field and see the dugouts and lockerooms. Then Tank and Caleb and Cole headed to the Miramar Speed Circuit to drive indoor race cars that could reach speeds of up to 40 mph. In the meantime, my Mom, Cooper, Brock and me headed to the Birch Aquarium in Scripps. There was a really cool wall in the Aquarium that was all glass and on the other side was the ocean and you could see all the fish.

Thursday we were supposed to go to Legoland but the once again the rain caused Legoland to close Thursday and Friday. So we went to the Aquarium at Legoland on Thursday and headed to our new Worldmark resort in Oceanside. Friday we hung out and then met Tank's sister Monica and her husband Doug for dinner.

Saturday we finally got to go to Legoland. The boys loved it. It was just the right age group for all of them. We had a fun time. Then we drove back to Vegas and spent the night with the Hafens. The boys were so excited to see their cousins. Sunday morning we spent a little while with Tanks parents and then headed up to St. George. Monday morning we headed back home. It was a really fun trip and it was great to see and spend time with family!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Cole!!

Happy 6th Birthday Cole! I can hardly believe it has been six years. You are such a great little boy. Keeping with the Birthday tradition I started this year, here are 6 things I love about you!!
1. You are such a sweet little boy! You are always so good to little kids especially your baby brother Cooper.
2. You are so funny! I love to hear your Yoda impressions! You are always surprising me with your funny comments!
3. You are such a hard worker! You have done so well in school this year with your reading and your speech.
4. You are awesome at doing puzzles and legos. You are so smart and amaze me all the time with how well you do at putting together these things.
5. You are great at coloring. You always do such a nice job staying in the lines and making every picture look so nice.
6. I love you for being you. You are the perfect fit for our family and such a great example for all those around you!! We love you tons Colee!!!