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  • And Then There Was Lots Of Laundry

    August 25, 2008

    So then, yes, most of you were right – we were in California.

    We started out in the San Diego area for the tall ships festival, then we went to the Zoo and then the Wildlife Park.  And this little four-year-old boy went ninety to nothing all day long, from early in the morning until well past bedtime the entire time and remained remarkably cheerful.  Everything thrilled and delighted him and that makes for a good travel companion.

    After that we headed up to Los Angeles to see Cousins Tim and Judy who co-taught kindergarten for 28 years before retiring a few years ago, so that was like Disney World + grandparents + gummy bears with whip cream and a ferris wheel all rolled into one.  The boy has all but OD’d on good times in the past week.

    Yesterday we took in the Getty Museum which is just an amazing way to spend the day – fabulous art, incredible gardens and lots of kid friendly activities.  I highly recommend it if you get the chance.

    Here’s a picture of my fellow traveler having lunch at the Getty.

    We’ve covered not putting your elbows on the table, but not the part about keeping cutlery off your face.  Nonetheless, I was amused because I’m juvenile.


    1. Theresa says:

      But cutlery looks so much better on your face anyway! Cute pic 🙂

      August 25th, 2008 at 3:48 am

    2. Brigitte says:

      As I was reading this with one elbow on the table . . oops!

      August 25th, 2008 at 6:32 am

    3. Dee/reddirtramblings says:

      I’m glad you both had such a good time. I am also amused because I’m a little juvenile myself.~~Dee

      August 25th, 2008 at 7:22 am

    4. Heidi says:

      Meh, it’s funny. Laugh away!

      August 25th, 2008 at 7:39 am

    5. Heidi says:

      I thought it was a new pair of nifty glasses….really cheap ones that you have to hold on your face like handle bars.
      Sounds like you had a great time.

      August 25th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    6. Sally says:

      I’ve been to San Diego, and if I hadn’t been a few days behind in reading blogs, I might have recognized that ship from the previous post and realized where you were….but as usual, lots of other people beat me to it….

      August 25th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    7. Kelly @ Love Well says:

      At first glance, I also thought Sean was sporting a funky pair of California-inspired sunglasses. I think he’s just trying to fit in with the natives.

      Glad you had fun in San Diego. If you ever go again and want some dining suggestions, I’d be happy to lend a few groan-inspiring thoughts.

      August 25th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    8. JULIE PRICE says:

      SOUNDS like you had a great time!

      August 25th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    9. Jodie says:

      I am excessively amused. 🙂
      Apparently I’m a bit juvey myself. (But I already knew that.)

      August 25th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    10. Kelly @ Wisdom Begun says:

      How fun! I love the San Diego area. My hubby grew up there and I have visited once. Beautiful place!
      I think most of us moms are a bit juvenile. Look who we hang out with all day! 🙂

      August 25th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    11. apathy lounge says:

      Hey…at least he’s not hanging a metal spoon off his nose. I can teach him how to do that one.

      August 25th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    12. Nett says:

      homemade goggles! love them!

      August 25th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    13. Linda says:

      Sounds like you had a great time!

      Me too…thought it was a funky pair of sunglasses! LOL!

      August 25th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    14. Elaine says:

      Considering the company I keep, I can’t believe I’ve never seen that one!

      August 25th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    15. Cheryl says:

      LOVIN’ that picture! Sean cracks me up…but I’m a mother of all boys, so juvenile, testosterone driven humor amuses me. Isn’t San Diego great? We were stationed there for 2 years, and we loved it. Glad you had a fun vacation!

      August 25th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    16. happy Mommy says:

      What a wonderful way to wrap up your summer! Very funny boy!

      August 25th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    17. HarryJack'sMom says:

      Oh, how fun! And I love the spoons – I have a similar one of Jack (hint to Sean: silver spoons look amazingly like pirate eye patches!) Enjoy the memories as you sift through the laundry 🙂

      August 25th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    18. Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home says:

      Looks like you had lots of fun with a good little travel buddy.

      Are you ready for next week? Can you believe we’ll be in Vegas in 9 days? Woo hoo! There’s no telling what my bunch will be doing – hubby says he’s going to prove that he’s the fun parent while I’m gone!

      p.s. – Your comment form is behaving!

      August 25th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    19. Paulette says:

      How cooool I knew it after I re-evaluated the picture because I was just there the week before and I have those same shadowed mountains in my ocean pics!! How neat, Glad you are home safe and sound!!

      August 25th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    20. Byranie says:

      I must be juvenile, as well, because I am very amused by your charming son.

      August 25th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    21. Beck says:

      I looked at that picture and thought “When did Sean get glasses?”.
      Ah. Spoons. I get it.

      August 25th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    22. Traci Best says:

      Niiiiiiiice Pic! LOL! That is CLASSIC! Save that one for when he starts dating!!



      August 25th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    23. feefifoto says:

      Have him email me and I’ll teach him to balance a spoon on the end of his nose. No charge.

      August 25th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    24. edj says:

      I can’t believe that you went to Calif this summer but didn’t go when we were there. LAME!! It was your last chance to see me for a long time, unless your travel plans include Morocco.

      August 30th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

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