We've had this Southern California trip planned for about six months. We were excited but before we left, I had a few doubts about going... Paul's knee injury, sky high gas prices, and Sophie has been sick (she seemed to be feeling better so her pediatrician gave us the ok). Luckily, Paul was determined so we stuck to our plans. We stayed in Vegas on the way (fun pool pics) and then off to Oceanside staying on beachfront property. Thanks Paul, for being persistent! We had a fabulous time and the kids were great travelers!
Unfortunately, Sophie's virus got the best of her while in CA, she had no energy and couldn't keep anything down (food). She was a trooper and still wanted to go everywhere. She slept through most of our outings so we made it as comfortable as possible for her, making sure she had plenty of fluids. Although she still smiled for the camera, she was miserable most days. We felt so bad for her, and Sage missed sharing all the fun with her sister. We'll have to take her back soon :). She started feeling better on the way home, and was 100% by the time we got home. So glad she's feeling better but what timing.
The boys enjoyed surfing and dinner at the Crab Shack. Sophie was sober and cuddly and just wanted to be held, she was so patient & sweet. Sage loved the parades, fireworks, and meeting the princesses and they all loved the roller coasters. Paul & I got to sneak away one morning and attend the San Diego Temple. It was so nice & beautiful, and very personal- only about 8 people in the whole session. We enjoyed all the shows at Sea World & of course the beach and Disneyland. Our boys were excited to show Disneyland off to Sophie & Sage for the first time (part II), or show off Sophie and Sage to Disneyland :), such good brothers! So glad we went!