Sunday, August 1, 2010

We ♥ San Diego! Last Day!

Our last full day took us to San Diego Zoo until noon and to the beach after nap time. As we were planning our vacation, Brian & I asked our friends about the places we were going and if they had any suggestions. Well, NOBODY was a big fan of the zoo. They all said it was too big, too much walking, you didn't see any animals, blah blah blah. We were hesitant to go, but I made the executive decision that we would go and have fun. I was determined to be there right at 9:00 am, when they opened, and the FIRST thing we would do was the bus tour. Can I tell you how proud I am of us? We got there at 8:45 am! We are NEVER early for ANYTHING! It helped that it was so close to our hotel. Anyway, we beelined it to the bus tour as soon as they let us in and were were on the first tour out. This was fantastic because almost all of the animals were out and active. I just wish they would have stopped a little longer at each exhibit, but we still got to see everything. We had also decided that the pandas, koalas and reptiles (Brian's choice) were a MUST see. There aren't any pandas or koalas at the ABQ zoo so we figured it was important for Jaxon to see them. We stuck to our plan... went on the tour, saw our must-sees (and some other key animals along the way) and left by noon. Good thing too, because Jaxon was out by the time we left the parking lot.

Brian took a crap-load of pictures of the animals, which I never understood why we always take pictures of the animals, because I really don't print those pictures. I mean do people print them and put them in their photo albums? Anyway, since we have so many animal pictures, I think I may make an animal picture book for Jax. I think he would love it. I won't post all of those pictures here however, I mean you all have seen giraffes before right?
This is how Jaxon preferred to spend the bus tour... hanging out of the bus! He's going to give his mother a heart attack one of these days!Have you noticed that Jaxon only smiles when he's having his picture taken with his Daddy? Makes me mad! Brian says it's because I'm the one taking the picture and he's happier looking at me than him. Whatever! Ok, so I lied. I will post a few animal pictures!LOVE this picture of Jaxon! It makes me laugh. I think he had just hit his head on the glass trying to get a better look at the apes!

Notice the hippos face right next to Jaxon's? We've never seen a hippo so close. I was excited! Jaxon was a bit scared I think.

"Wake up hippo! Open eyes!"

How cute is that panda?

According to Jaxon this was "Mama toe-awa, Daddy toe-awa, & Baby toe-awa"

See what I mean about taking pictures with me? He doesn't even want to stand still!That afternoon at the beach a bunch of jelly fish apparently made their way onto the beach. Thankfully Jaxon was happier playing in the sand on this trip.

We would make dinosaurs... ..and he would destroy them and say, "Again! Make 'nother brontosaurus!" "I swide down Daddy"
We collected seashells...

and Jaxon tried to eat them... Why not?

Family picture #7(?) on the beach and my hair is messed up! Guess that one won't be our Christmas card!
These are my favorite pictures of the 300+ that I took! Seeing Brian & Jaxon on the beach together just filled my heart with so much love and put the biggest smile on my face. Those 2 are definitely best friends.

Another goal we had for this vacation was to get good Mexican food. Sorry to all of my New Mexican friends, but the Mexican food in NM is just NOT the same as what we are used to in Tucson and therefore, not as tasty (to us). We went to Casa Guadalajara. Brian and I have been there a few times before and we really like it. Of course, the first thing we order are margaritas! Well, who do you think wanted some of this tasty goodness? Brian ended up ordering a Virgin Maragarita for him and he drank the entire thing!
"Mmm. Dis good. Mama dis dwink good. Mmm"

My twin boys... this was not planned! How cute are they together??

That concludes the We San Diego series! Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.


Nicole said...

Looked like a blast!! I wish we had spent more time at Sea World.... but with 4 kids, one day was enough. I love all the pictures of you guys! He is getting so big!

Jaymee said...

Double snaps and a twist for you! I loved reading about your San Diego trip and seeing Jaxon having so much fun. It is one of my FAVORITE places to go on the west coast. I don't know where you found time to do all that. Hope you enjoy what is left of your summer.oxox

Adam and Samantha said...

Jaxon is so dang cute! Kids make vacations harder, but soooo much more fun! It looks like he had a great time, what a cute family!!