Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Visit

 Sophie and Nick flew into San Diego with their dad on July 1st.....and for 10 days we kept them swimming and sight-seeing all over town....

 Here is Nick being Joe Cool on the 4th of July.....

 ....10 of us went to the Padre game....and they WON!  We were all so excited!

One day, Gene and I took all 7 of our grandkids to the Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla....Here are Nick and Sophie at the observation point behind the main building.

 .......and here are 6 of the kids in the shark cage.....this is one way to keep track of them!

......and all 7 of them near the whale's tail fountain in the front .....I don't think that Lianna was too impressed by her first visit!

......Sophie and Timothy had a great time in our backyard.....Nick did too!

 .....We went to the Zoo twice....we are all members, so we made a couple of shorter trips....Nick made friends with a gorilla....

 ......and Sophie a tortoise.....(when I was a kid you could ride on the real tortoise!)

 ....their last day we had breakfast with 4 of my brother's grandkids.....they are from Colorado and the Phillipines .....

...and Sophie even got to help give Lianna a bath. 

     I flew with them on the way home (dad went back earlier) and then visited them in Portland for awhile....We were all ready for some quieter days .....and lots of naps. 



  1. Ah, busy, full fun family days! Summertime at its best!!

  2. What a great time, such adorable kids...ALL OF THEM :)) and they are so lucky to have such fun Grandparents too!!!

  3. ...and here I thought 4 days at Disneyland with my grandson was exhausting! lol you rock grandma!

  4. those are all just beautiful children! great times, great memories!