Friday, September 28, 2012

A fun visit

My sister and her husband came to visit us last week. It was such a great visit! I hadn't seen her since last October, but it didn't feel like it had been that long since we talk on the phone and FaceTime so often. 

The first day of their visit we went to the USS Midway Museum. 
CJ had a blast running around the boat and checking out the planes. 
 E was content for her first trip aboard the Midway. 
CJ was awarded a Junior Sailor Pin. Here he is saluting when the veteran presented it to him. SO CUTE!  
 Auntie pinning it on. 
The second day of their visit we went to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. CJ was at preschool.
We got to see baby Monroe SOO close! He is just so adorable!
They loved the Safari Tram ride (E's first time!)  
And the elephants are always a favorite of mine. It is the largest herd of African elephants outside of Africa. SO amazing to see and the newest elephant baby girl Qinisa (pronounced "!click sound with tongue!-inisa" who was born August 28 was adorable! 
After we got home, there was lots of playing, snuggling and puzzle assembly. 
The third day we drove down the Pacific Coast, visited the Birch Aquarium, and went to La Jolla. The marine layer was super heavy (a fog over the coast) so their view wasn't the greatest unfortunately. 
But stop for some In & Out for lunch-their first! (E's first visit also, but she just had some milk ;)). 
 E checking out the fish! 
CJ checking out the octopus!
CJ's favorite thing to do at the aquarium is "play with boats". HA!  
 Two Pumas overlooking the ocean! 
The seals were back! So my sister and her husband go to see them! 
 The tide was really high and we kept getting splashed by the waves. CJ thought it was SO funny!
Our last day together was pretty chill. Saturdays in the Fall revolve around FOOTBALL! My sister and I took E to a friend's Bday party. (CJ was supposed to go, but had a fever. :( ) I was glad my sister got to meet my California friends. 
All the South Carolina Gamecock fans at my house...AHHH. Ha ha! At least one of the two teams we were cheering for won. 
Clemson was a huge disappointment on GameDay. :( 
CJ played some playdough and did some dancing with his aunt even though he wasn't feeling 100%. 
So many great memories were made! We got a sitter and went on a double date one night to take advantage of San Diego Restaurant Week. Another night, after the kiddos were in bed we made microwave s'mores and played board games. As usual, the time went by way too quickly! I miss my sister so much already! I'm looking forward to the next time we'll be together! 

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