In August we took a trip to California with my family. We were very sad that Adam ended up not being able to come. He was off working very hard packing up our place in New Hampshire and then starting orientation at his new school George Washington. It really wasn't the same without him,
we missed him A LOT! We had such a memorable time though.
My family helped an incredible amount after I had a few breakdowns of not knowing if I could play
single mom anymore. It all hit when we stopped for lunch at In 'n Out burger. Caroline was starving, Olive was starving...(thinking: ok I just have to have to nurse Olive in this tiny seat while I get Caroline's food set out)....then Caroline had to go potty...(thinking: ok I can take her to go potty and nurse Olive in the stall GROSS!)....then Olive has a messy diaper (I left the wipes in the car....the tears start coming). Well, you get the idea. It all got better from there :) Um, after the 16 hour car ride there.
I LOVE Disneyland and I loved seeing Caroline so excited to meet the characters. Her mouth dropped and then she clasped her little hands up and smiled when she saw all the princesses.
Olive would wiggle with excitement when she saw the fuzzy characters. She was almost as excited as Caroline.
The beach was dreamy. I could probably go to the beach everyday and just let Caroline dance around and run to the water looking for seashells. We walked along the pier and the boardwalk, Olive napped in the stroller and ate lots of sand with a big grin on her face, and we also ate on the pier and had the best ocean view!
It's a little bit shocking when a big, cold wave hits you by surprise. Our girls are two little fish, they love the water.
Sea World was incredible and I had not been since I was Olive's age. We were able to hold live starfish, watch trainers ride on the dolphins, watch flip after flip from whales and dolphins, and walk in an underwater glass tunnel to see sharks.
And yes, miracles do happen. This is the one time they both fell asleep in the stoller the entire week. They were tuckered out and I loved seeing them so content as I walked around Sea World and talked to Adam on the phone.