Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cali Trip

Plane ride went so smooth! It was so nice being on the same plane as my parents. The kids all fell asleep on the way there and Ken and I were able to read books, fantastic! The plane ride home went well, except for five minutes of uncontrollable screaming from Anderson, we had no clue what was wrong, it could have been anything, but the other passengers could care less. They were all breaking their necks to give us the "shut that baby up" look. Finally I wrapped a fruit roll up around my finger and let him chew on that, healthy for a five and a half month old? Probably not, but it turned everyone around facing the right way :) And on to the pics...

We had a great time in California! Our reason for going was my brother was getting married and the kids were a part of the wedding. Since the plane tickets were so expensive we decided we might as well stay awhile and make it worth it. One of our visits was to Apple Hill. This is somewhere I went as a little girl every year and now my babies were able to go and be a part of the festivities. The photo above is of us after we devoured our freshly dipped apples, all different kinds, Ken got us apples that were surrounded by pie crust and cinnamon, delicious! This was Andersons first trip to the pumpkin patch so he gets a storyboard :)

The wedding was so beautiful! We were dealing with Anderson throughout the whole thing so I didn't get to photograph a thing! If it wasn't for the sucker we were feeding him he would have been throwing a fit. I did manage to shoot the kids a couple of shots before all of the pre-wedding goings on happened. After the wedding when the sun was setting and Ken and Kate were on a path between grapes getting their photos taken I did happen to snap this before getting on the shuttle.

My little sister just looked gorgeous so I couldn't help to snap away at her beauty! I will make you a book sissy!

Would you believe that my battery was dead by the time I had to time to take pics? Of course you would! Really, we were kept so busy all week with entertaining the kids and visiting with family and helping out a tiny bit with the wedding that I didn't even think to have fully charged batteries on me. It didn't matter any way because Ken and I managed to have sleepy babies on our hips throughout the entire reception so there was no time to have fun any way. Next years adventures will be more fun when Anderson is a tad more independent and not so attached.

Some other things we did on our trip were an amusement park, a train museum, down town Sacramento train ride, lots of eating, and just taking it easy....those pics are on another camera and I shall post them soon.


Angela said...

Cute pictures! I'm glad you had fun. The picture of ken and kate is great and different. I bet they like that one, too.

Ashlie said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially love the one of Ken & Kate on the hill and Anderson on the table against the backdrop of tall grass and hills! Glad y'all had a good time!

Anonymous said...

What a blessed mama I am, having such a talented daughter and such beautiful girls. And my grandbabies, mmm mm m! snackie little things. Shell, mama wants framed pics from Apple Hill. It was my ultimate pleasure to have all my babies in Cali with me. Not forgetting Rich. By the way, Richy called today. He's doing well and in good spirits.
Love you Shell. Great job!

Amanda said...

adorable pictures from the most adorable family ever :)

p.s. I haven't seen yall in about 2months which means over the past 4 months I have seen yall like three times :( so what I am trying to say is I miss yall a TON...next I am in Haughton I will pop in!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the pictures of Katie were beautiful. I so loved her curly pin-up do!! I want that hair! I miss y'all. Glad you had a wonderful trip. What neat memories!-Court