Friday, July 27, 2012

Disneyland Day

Well, of course we all went to Disneyland! :) It is always so fun when most of Brandon's family can get together (we missed you Sarah!!) and we realize again how blessed little miss Rylie is to have so many people that love and adore her. After the parade (still Rylie's favorite thing at Disneyland) and dinner, Brian and Sheila took Rylie to Build-a-Bear in Downtown Disney so she could pick out a late birthday present. I think it was a new experience for Uncle Brian as she picked out the girliest bear possible! We finished the night checking out the new Car's Land in California Adventure and of course, ice cream!

How the boys watched the was a bit warm in the full sun. :)

Dinner at the Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.

Love all her cute little Minnie Mouse outfits :)

With Daddy and her Uncles shaking the bridge.

First time going on the big slide...she just reached the height limit!

Even Uncle Brian went down the slide because Rylie asked him to... :)

Car's Land!

Yes, ice cream and popcorn...we win the parent's of the year award for this night! :) Did I mention she had already had cotton candy earlier in the evening?

Yes, there is now a Starbucks inside California Adventure!! This is fabulous news!

We decided to head out to the parking structure to watch the fireworks so we could get out a little faster when they were over...actually it was a pretty good view.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Corona Del Mar

Rylie was so much fun at the beach the first time on this trip, that we decided we should go back, and this time, Mimi and Brandon got to come too! Helen picked this amazing beach that is perfect for little kids...lots of beach area and the water is a little bit calmer than other beaches. It was probably the busiest I have ever seen a beach, but that really didn't matter-Rylie had the time of her life! She absolutely loves the water and building her castles in the sand. It was so fun to have all of us there together!

Taking a breath before going under. :)

Snack time!

Convincing Grandpa and Grandma to build a castle with really didn't take much convincing. :)

Our little beach babe!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day with Mimi

One of the days in California, Helen babysat Rylie for most of the day so Sarah and I could go shopping and hang out. It was a great day off! Rylie and Mimi headed to Disneyland for the afternoon...the first time Mimi took her by herself. I think they both had the time of their lives! Rylie, once again, ate her way through the park and even met Minnie Mouse. Ice cream, corn on the cob, and Minnie...not much more a 2 year old could ask for! Thanks Mimi!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day in Venice (Beach that is!)

After the wedding, we headed back down to Southern California to finish out a fun vacation for the remainder of the week. One of the days we all loaded up and drove to Venice Beach to spend some time with my cousins, Bre and Scotty. They moved there last year, and they have an amazing place across the street from the beach. We walked on the boardwalk a little bit to really experience the crazy side of Venice Beach and then we walked the canals and saw the incredibly unique and beautiful part of Venice Beach. A few fun meals, a trip to a great little cupcake shop, and a mini photo shoot of Rylie (those pics will come in a later post) topped off a great day!