Before we made it to Pleasanton (San Francisco area), we had pit stops in Arizona and Oceanside, California. During our 4 days in Arizona, we saw Iron Man 3 and Star Trek (both are really good, by the way), went out to eat, visited 5 siblings' families, went to a graduation party....it's always a fun time. Sophia loved the neighbor's horses. About a dozen times a day, she'd sign "horse", "eat", "apple" and we'd go feed the horses apples. They learned to come to the fence every time she was outside.
|Sophia helping Grandma Lee water the plants|
Then we spent 4 days in Oceanside, California in a beach house. It was wonderful and beautiful and relaxing. We sat in the hot tub, boogie boarded, made sand castles, went for walks, and tried (failed) to keep sand from invading every inch of the house. Sophia was NOT a fan of the beach. The first night, we took a family walk along the beach and she was fine, until a wave touched her feet and she cried in fear. One morning we actually coaxed her into getting near the water, but as she stood and watched a wave come near her, she began to scream. I realized that maybe when you're 2.5 feet tall, those waves can look pretty menacing.
|Notice Sophia freaking out at the waves.|
|I'm not sure what's going on with Russ's face...|
|Sophia spent lots of time in the hot tub. It wasn't as scary, and she had an adoring fan club willing to play with her.|
|Beach babe. :)|
|Clutching the hunchbacked momma as we walked back inside :)|
|no matter what you're doing, every pose looks cooler when you're on a beach|
|Sophia was also pretty content to splash around in the foot-washing-of bucket of water.|
Sophia got sick while we were traveling (as she always does), and she's teething, so we've been enjoying our down-time at the hotel (but we really miss our friends at home).
|This was sickie Sophia post 3.5 hour nap, bath, and dance party on Mom and Dad's bed.|
|She loves the desk phone. She picks it up and says, "Hi" all the time.|
|discovering horsey rides! (I think she looks so beautiful in this picture)|