Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 3 Universal Studios

Day 3 was Universal Studios. I was totally looking forward to this day! Unfortunately it was the worst weather day. It was raining most of the day, but we had to go because we didn't have any days to spare! Despite the rain, it was a fun day. It started off a BIT rocky. First of all, we didn't plan to go to Universal that day but because of the rain, we decided a rainy day would be better there than Sea World in the rain. So because of the change of plans, we get a total late start. Then, we had looked it up earlier in the week and for some reason were under the impression that it was MUCH closer than it was so that put us back even farther. THEN we get there and park way far away without realizing it. So, Brady and his brother go to move the cars to the closer parking lot, which should have only taken like 5 minutes. A few minutes later, his brother shows up, but no Brady. Poor Brady had gotten lost :( At this point it is like 1:45 and we JUST found out that the park CLOSES AT 5! Who does that?! So, everyone else goes in so that they can get the most out of what little time we have left but Lucy and I waited for Brady because 1. I wanted to be with him and 2. He had my ticket into the park. So, a half hour later, Brady shows up and we get into the park. It's 2:15 and we have less than 3 hours to experience the entire park. SOOO we get there and call and call and call his family to see where they are but no one answered because they were on rides and in shows and stuff so we decided to go around ourselves.
Lucy and I hiding while waiting for Brady right outside the bathroom where there was shelter from the rain. Don't you love my sweet umbrella I bought?!
We were unaware that this Sudio Tour is THE THING to do at Universal. Since we didn't know, we went into Shrek 4D and the last tour left like 5 minutes before we got out of that show.
Luckily, everyone else in Brady's family got on it so we got to hear all about it, so we can atleast pretend that we went on it :)
We tried to save her, but Jaws was too strong....look closely, she has an ENTIRE baby carrot in her mouth.
This Simpsons ride was AWESOME. and I hate the Simpsons.
This Shrek 4D this was pretty cool (not as cool as the tour would've been...) but it was fun. It was like LOUD and SHAKY and Lucy still managed to be like this when we got out....

I'm pretty sure Brady could take on the Hulk

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 2 San Diego Zoo

I swear ever since I have been alive I have been DYING to go to this zooLucy and her cousins
and of course, Lucy NEEDED her own koala....she didn't let go of that thing practically the entire time we were there
Pandas, so cool! This zoo is HUGE!
Lucy got to pet a "real" elephant
Big cats

This zoo seriously was so awesome. Brady and I didn't know that it closed at 5 (why would they close then?!) so we just kept going around while the rest of the group waited for us in the parking lot (we didn't know!). But as a result of our ignorance, we got to see the entire zoo except for one small area. It was a lot of walking but I like to think that my calves are reaping the benefits :)
Driving home on the freeway this was a nice surprise! It was super dark but we seized the opportunity and snapped a few pictures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Beach and Disneyland Day 1

We got there late Saturday night but first thing on Sunday it was the beach for us! It was only about a 1/2 hour away and so beautiful!

It was Lucy's first time at the beach or in the ocean.
She loved it! Except it was a little cold.
But Daddy took care of that, wrapping her up in a nice big towel.
Aunt BJ did her hair in pigtails for the first time! To die for cute.

Waiting in line and riding "Alice in Wonderland"

Toad and Peter Pan
Lucy was totally fixated on all the rides, she just looked around and loved them!
How cute is this?!
After a long day in her stroller, she likes to relax
She was such an ANGEL. More to come!