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Thanksgiving Vacation

January6
So we decided to do things a little differently this year and headed off to San Diego for Thanksgiving. It was our first Thanksgiving with just our own little family. We had a great time and did a lot of fun things with the kids. We stopped in Las Vegas for a day o n the way there and saw the Bellagio, Water show and botanical gardens, the Mirage Volcano show (which Mercury cried all the way through), spent several hours in an arcade without spending any money because the kids just loved sitting in the cars, motorcycles, and other games, swam in the pool.  Then when we got to San Diego we went to Lego land and the kids rode their first rides and Mercury drove a car for the first time. We also went to the Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Temple grounds, The Mormon Battalion Historical Site, Several parks, and a couple Beaches.

Daddy and Mercury on the kids first ever ride

Zeal got to meet Bob the builder but Mercury was too scared so he just looked from afar

Mercury loved the train at Legoland

Mercury got to drive

We discovered that our kids are much smaller than gorillas at the Wild animal Park

We ordered giant pizza

Then we went to the beach

The kids LOVED playing in the sand


We really enjoyed the trip and spending quality time with our kids. We will definitely be taking more family vacations in the future (probably not for the holidays though).

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“Thanksgiving Vacation”

  1. Avatar January 7th, 2011 at 11:00 pm Kimmel Tippets Says:

    Fun! My parents live in San Diego now so I will be getting to that area more frequently. I LOVE all of the attractions they have and after seeing your post I am definitely going to have to get to Lego Land!


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I am a 25 year old mother of 2 crazy little boys. I am blessed to be able to stay home and care for my boys.  My oldest is three and my little one is almost 2. They definitely keep me busy. My oldest son who I will call Mercury is quite a a handful he is very spirited, creative, and energetic. He is always looking for something to get into which makes for lots of fun blog posts. My younger son who I will call Zeal is a beautiful toddler and is always following in his big brothers footsteps. Right now he is into whatever Mercury is into but adds his own little personality to the mix. This blog will basically be about my adventures in parenting and trying to run a household. As I am a Latter Day Saint and also plan on homeschooling you may also hear tidbits about these and other interests as well. Happy Reading!