Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back from our trip, Day 1--Part 1, Day 2--Part 1...

Is that confusing?! I have SOOO much to share!! We had a really great time in San Diego and I'm trying to go through all of the pics I took, so I can share some of our fun! I'm gonna do this in several parts (ummm, hence the title). There are A LOT of pics!
We left early Friday morning for our trip and aside from a few loud screeches, screams, yells, etc. on the plane (from Mr. B, of course), the trip there went smoothly. We made our way down to the baggage claim...this is where the fun begins. My curious little two year old saw a small box with a little handle on it and wanted to see what was inside. I turned just in time to his tiny,sweet, little hand flip the little knob up, Derek yells his name...sirens go off, a big red light starts flashing and the entire airport is staring! And laughing. I slowly walk away. He had opened up an AED...A.K.A, automated external defibrillator. Some annoyed looking gentleman slowly walked over, turned something, and the alram stopped. Whew! That was fun.
We then gather our bags and head to the escalator. Mr. Curious and now very independent insists that he carry his own bag up the escalator. I disagree. He yells. Derek insists it will be fine. So, against my better judgement, I say ok. He gets on, loses his balance and starts falling down the stairs, head first...face down. His little mystery machine suitcase goes tumbling down with him. Luckily, he had no visible injuries. And didn't really even cry...but it scared the crap outta me!! I told Derek I might need a drink!
So that was the first 20 does get better ;)
I'm gonna go ahead and skip to day 2, for now. We went to the San Diego Zoo. The weather was SOO amazing! It was hot for California this time of year, but still really nice to us.
(You can click on the pics for a larger version if they are too little...*ETA* or maybe doesn't seem to be working for this post, sorry!)
We started out with some misc. birds...the flamingos are the only ones I know the names of...Bryson was really fascinated and probably could have just stayed there all day and watched them...

So we move one...

We saw lots of birds (this was my favorite)

some tigers cuddling

two giant hippos...I guess also cuddling

and one fake copper one

a clouded leopard...

Ok...I'll post more animal shots on my next post, Day 2--Part 2 :D

The landscaping was sooo beautiful! That was really one of my favorite parts. I LOVE flowers, cool plants, here are some shots of some of faves...
I think the Hibiscus is one of my faves...

Don't know what this is but thought it was cool

And these were all over the place, in red also.

I have pictures of some of this same plant/flower from my trip to China last year.

Ok. Well...I also haven't posted A THING for Triple the Sketch in here are some from last month

and also a page I did of Bryson and I that I really love!!

Oh yeah, I was tagged on a friends blog...I will get that in here soon! I promise.

Hope you are all having an awesome Wednesday!


Becky Dietz said...

Sounds like a fun trip---reminds me of bringing Ryan & Addie on the plane from Dallas! YIKES!!

Audrey Pettit said...

LOL! Thanks for sharing the highlights of your vacation! Sounds like you had quite the adventures. Traveling with little ones is ALWAYS an experience.
I adore the San Diego Zoo. Think it's the nicest one I've ever been to. They do a great job with their large runs and outdoor habitats.
Cute scrappy stuff, too! Love the colors and swirls on the super speed page, and the circular design on your nothing better page is fabulous.

Daniela said...

What a great made me laugh. I can totally see Ales doing all that. Awesome photos, too. I love Hibiscus, too. I fell in love with them in Hawaii.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am way behind, too. Can't wait to see more photos.

Daniela said...

As you can see I can't even spell my son's name - Alex. In a hurry here, I can hear the two boys, one big and one little, calling for me. IT's bath time and the big boy has no idea what to do! What would he do if I wasn't around????

Lauren said...

OMG! what an airplane ride! i'm sorry, but definetly let out a giggle! thanks for all the pictures! was the zoo not a blast? and huge? can't wait for part deux

Leigh said...

It looks like a great trip, even if it got off to a rocky start! (I hate escalators-- combined with kids, they always make me nervous!!)
Great pictures and I really like the layouts and card you posted, too.
In response to the question you asked on my blog (thanks for the comment, by the way), I just have a regular printer. I cut the pp to fit, print it out and then adhere it together and hide the seam with some strips of pp, usually. For my easter egg layout, I printed the journaling on a 6x12" piece of pp, then cut the bracket shape.

Leslie Ashe said...

Hi Ember!! I've missed you!!

What a FUN trip you guys had! I love all the gorgeous photo's!

Serious adventure on that plane huh girl?

Hope you're doing well!

Renee Lamb said...

ooh, your trip sounds fabulous and your pictures are great! glad to see ya back!!! Hope you are doing well! I left ya a bloggy award on my blog if ya wanna check it out! xxxxx

Elizabeth said...

Oh Ember, it sounds like you all had such a nice trip as a family. How precious to enjoy this time with your "little men". :) I miss seeing you all.