Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
We had a great time exploring this hands-on aquarium. A highlight was the touch pools. My sister even touched a shark with her toes!
We also enjoyed this beautiful beach during our visit to Santa Barbara. In the background is one of the Channel Islands. We hope to visit this national park in the future.
After the aquarium we ate at a delicious local seafood restaurant. My favorite part was actually the lemons...yes, I eat lemons just like my papa!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Our family visited Solvang, CA this week - the authentic Danish town that inspired Leavenworth to become Bavarian-themed in the 1960's.
We enjoyed the windmills, horse drawn trolley, Danish bakeries, atmosphere and architecture.
My parents thought it would be funny to see if my sister fit in one of the large Danish wooden shoes!
We took a break to enjoy some amazing locally-made ice cream!
We also checked out their local hat shop - very similar to my auntie Teddy and uncle Kevin's Hat Shop in Leavenworth! We didn't buy this Dr. Seuss Hat...but I sure wanted to!
One of our last stops in Solvang was the Bulldog Cafe! I doubt Leavenworth would have a cafe with this name...considering it is Cashmere's high school mascot. :)
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This Saturday I helped my papa start a really fun project. We picked out wood at Home Depot and made lots of different building blocks for me to play with.
When I woke up Sunday morning, all the blocks were done, sanded and ready for construction! I couldn't wait to start building all sorts of roads, bridges, ships, castles, tunnels, etc. Thanks so much Papa!!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
My parents were brave waking Karen and me up before 6 a.m. for a 5K road race on the 4th of July preceding a fun local parade. That evening we enjoyed a fireworks show in Irvine before I got to meet some firemen at Concordia. The university sits on a hill and has a great view of the city!