Monday, March 30, 2015

Palm Springs: Week Four

Another great week in paradise! We spent most of our days at the pool:

Cannon Ball!

All of us:

Friday we went to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The boys loved "flying" the planes:

Lots and lots of planes to look at:

Our last day together before Grandma & Grandpa went back home:

Saturday we did a hike up a mountain. When we got to the top, the view was amazing!

A beautiful week!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thousand Palms Oasis Nature Preserve Hike

Who knew that in the middle of the desert there is a beautiful palm tree and pond oasis?! It was so cool! 
On Saturday, we went to the Thousand Palms Oasis, where we went on a fun, short hike. It was a very easy hike through some palm trees:

then through the desert for a mile and a half:

and all of a sudden there is a hidden oasis! A little area with palm tree and a pond created by an earthquake on the San Andreas fault.

Then back through the desert to where we started.

It was a fun family hike!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert

On Friday we went to the Children's Museum in Palm Springs. It was a fun museum with lots of great areas to explore!

Always a favorite, the kitchen:

Grocery shopping:

Sideways rock climbing:

Ropes course:


Brain games:

Building and racing a car:

Floating balls:

Painting a car:

Outdoor area:

Lots of fun!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Palm Springs: Week Three

We are really loving Palm Springs! Everyday is sunny and beautiful, it's perfect.

We spend a lot of time in the pool:

The boys discovered that swimming at night with glow sticks is really fun!

On Tuesday, the boys, Grandma & I went to the Shields Date & Grapefruit orchards. We walked around a really nice garden, watched a little movie about how dates are grown, and sampled a few dates. 

Field trip Friday was to the Children's Discovery Center. The boys loved all of the interesting exhibits at the museum:

Saturday we went on a hike in the Thousand Palms Oasis Nature Preserve. 

Another beautiful week!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

San Diego: Day Three

 Friday, our third day, we drove into San Diego. We stopped at La Jolla beach to check out the sea lions and seals, walk around and climb around on the rocks for a bit.

After we were done in La Jolla, we stopped at a skateboard store. Michael bought himself a new skateboard and took it for a spin right away.

Then we went over to Mission beach. It was sunny and hot and we were ready to cool off in the ocean.

Once we were finished at the beach, we stopped at a really great restaurant on the way back to Palm Springs. 

We all had a very fun, busy and exciting 3 days in San Diego!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

San Diego: Day Two

Day 2 was all about LEGOLAND!! 
The boys have been looking forward to going to Legoland for a long time. They were so excited and had so much fun!

Star Wars display area:

Giving Princess Leia a little kiss:

Everything was built out of Lego:

Lots of fun rides:

Meeting Lego characters:

More Lego displays:

Michael with the ladies:

Roller coaster!!

Zack even found a giraffe:

More rides:

The boys favorite area was the mini world. San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and other big cities made out of Lego:

After a long, hot day - we all cooled off in the hotel pool. Perfect ending to an awesome day!