Friday, May 9, 2008

standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams

here are some pictures from our trip to california a couple of weeks ago. we had an amazing time with some of our best friends, zach and liz, and their son, ian.

we went to california adventure the first day we were there. A is for Avery.

here we are on the tram from the parking lot to the happiest place on earth!

besides seeing our wonderful friends, giving avery so many firsts was my favorite part of the trip. she had a blast! the hat that we bought her was the infant size, and it was enormous!

ian is the sweetest kid alive. every morning he and avery played in their pjs.

zach and liz took us to huntington beach and avery got to dip her toes in the ocean for the first time! it was pretty cold, and this was her reaction...

until daddy picked her up and cuddled her. that part she liked.

the hollywood walk of fame was fun. this is klayton's face saying "they spelled it wrong!"

ahh the dodger game. the reason LA exists. for the dodgers. these are our seats...

avery was the center of attention in this hat that my brother, zach, lent me. i even made klayton wear a dodger shirt! i finally convinced him by letting him know that it upped his hottness level (previously believed to be impossible).

avery and i in our dodger duds.

we hit an excellent saturday night game vs the rockies. in the first inning the dodgers scored 10 runs! halfway through the game the ump behind the plate took a 93 mph pitch to the neck! this is a pic of the ambulance driving him away. he's fine now.

an usher took a pic of all of us during the ump mayhem.

and avery (FINALLY) conked out against daddy. every time we got up to cheer she stirred, and finally landed mouth-open, catching flies and fly balls.


Livi said...

WOW! How fun. My fav pic is Avery's Dodgers hat.

Kristine said...

Fun for You! I love California. What cute pictures! Avery is growing up.

We must get together soon!

Melissa Braegger said...

Looks like you all had so much fun. You were brave to do all of that with a baby, but Avery looked like she fared prety well. See you next week:)

Melissa Braegger said...

Mandy when are you arriving in your favorite place? Are you coming on Wednesday or Thursday?