Tuesday, December 2, 2008

California

Micah and I were suppose to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Lyman this year but at the last minute decided to take one last trip to California before I have the baby and it makes it that much harder to travel. My mom was really sweet to keep Tay for us while we went. We debated taking him but finally decided that he would have much more fun in Wayne County than riding in a car for seven hours then sitting in a stoller all day at Disneyland and getting drug around all over the place.
Mya was an angel all the way there and back. She had so much fun at Grandma and Grandpa Jerry's. Her favorite was their hot tub and feeding the ducks. She and Grandpa fed the ducks about every hour. They must have gained a lot of weight while she was visiting. She thought it was so fun. She didn't want to leave their house. She loved staying with them. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa, We had a great time.
On Thanksgiving day we went to Micah's brother Kody and Nikki's and had dinner with them, Micah's sister Kaily and Robbie, and Nikki's sister and Robert. It was a full house but we had so much fun. The kids were good and Mya had so much fun playing with all of her girl cousins. Finally she got to play house and girl things with some girl cousins. I don't know how Nikki does it all with five little ones but her and Kaily pulled off an amazing dinner. It was delicious! Micah was sad that he had to miss out on my moms homemade rolls but somehow along with all of the other things Nikki had to get done, she made some yummy homemade rolls, Micah's favorite! After dinner we went down to the beach. Mya loved the water even though it was cold. She hada blast. They were so sweet to let us stay at their house even when they already had company staying with them.
On Friday we took Mya and her cousin Alex to Disneyland. I thought Mya would like it better than she did. She was scared of everything! When we went into It's A Small World she got so scared and wanted to get out. Then we went to Alice in Wonderland and she was crying by the end. We decided that all of the rides that were enclosed and dark she didn't like. Of course her favorite color pink was an issue as well. On every ride we had to get "the pink one" somehow we lucked out on all the rides but one. On the second round of the teacups, there wasn't a pink cup and she started crying and throwing a fit. This pink thing has got to stop.
We also went to a Lakers game while we were there. This is Micah's favorite thing to do. Micah's grandpa is so nice to let us use his season tickets! During the game they do fun little things with the crowd and put people on the big screen they have in the middle of the Arena. They do this thing called the kiss cam and whoever the camera lands on they have to kiss. It landed on Micah and I and it was pretty embarrassing to see yourself that big in front of thousands of people but it was fun. Micah loves his Lakers and it is so much fun getting to see all of the rich people and their cars that cost as much as three houses and getting to see the celebrities. This time we saw Howie Mandell, George Loepz and Andy Garcia who plays Terry Benedict on Ocean's 11.
It was such a fun trip. By the end of the week we were soo exhausted from all the fun things we got to do. Thanks everyone for letting us stay with you and making our trip so much fun!

Here are some pictures from the trip

8 comments:

carter fam said...

Mya is getting so big!! how fun to get away! Looks like you had a good time!!

Sherrie said...

I am glad you had a fun trip and a great Thanksgiving.

Kate said...

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. Mya is such a cutie and I miss her. Angela misses you too. I hope you have a great week and I will check back on your blog.

The Askeroth Family said...

How fun! Julie I just have to tell you that your little pregnant belly is SO cute!

Kari Ann said...

Okay, I'm seriously going to have to come back and finish reading your post and looking at your pictures later. I could only make it half way through without crying. We miss you guys so much!

Andrea said...

How fun! It was nice seeing a picture of you right now too.

Sarah Bogh said...

how fun for you! wow i can't believe you are that far along already! i think that is funny that mya gets acraed at disneyland, i realy thought gracie would too but even when she was really little she loved every minute of it. the pink thing is really hilarious though! i also think that is funny you guys were on the kiss cam, in all the MLB and NFL games we have been to (a LOT) we have never been on it. i guess we need to go to a NBA game, except that i can't decide if it would be fun or embarrasing. :) sounds like you had a fun time!

Rachel Urie said...

man we barely missed you at Disneyland, we went the week before! I thought McKinlee would have liked it a bit more as well, we took her on all the big rides-she didn't love them she liked the smaller rides as well. Although she LOVED it's a small world and is still singing the song! CALL ME