Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick trip to Cali

We went this past weekend on a quick trip to California. We took the kids to the Long Beach Aquarium. This place was Awesome! I am so glad we took the time and went.

It's kind of hard to tell in this pic but the kids are standing in front of a huge fish tank and it has a scuba diver in it. They had 3 or 4 of these tanks with scuba divers. They were feeding the fish and talking to the kids through the tank. It was really neat to see.

They had several places where the kids got to pet baby sharks, sting rays and star fish. They loved it and couldn't get enough of it. This place is a little pricey. It's $25 for adults and $12 for kids to get in. I think it's worth it though. There is so much for the kids to do and see and get to experience. The best part for us was that jetblue is a sponsor and we got in free. yay!

We drove over to the Queen Mary to show the kids. Lloyd told them a story that the hotel Queen Mary is rumored to be haunted. They thought that was pretty cool and want to stay there.

The reason we went to California is for Lloyd's nieces 21st birthday celebration and also his other niece Dinah received her mission call to serve in Scotland. So it was a big celebration for both. This is a pic of the table they were sitting at to honor them. Gotta love the pigs! :)

This is Lilio who had the 21st birthday with Solo and Lolohea and their cousin Paul. (using my kids tongan names)

The two beautiful girls we were celebrating. Lilio and Dinah. Such great girls! It was a fun trip to get out of the cold and be around family.