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Friday, June 6, 2014

Family Surprise Trip

While I was on bed rest, Jeremy would ask to go places everyday. One day he said, "Ya know mom, I have never been on a hot air balloon ride!" Ha! I'm pretty sure 90% of people haven't! BUT I remembered Irvine had a free hot air balloon ride. Upon some research (I had so much time on my hands I welcomed an opportunity to research something!), I found that it was no longer free, $10 per person, the kids would be free. Still a good deal!

Jeremy also LOVES hotels that have breakfast in the morning! I tell ya, this kid is such a crack up! With all these plans he had, we put together a special surprise trip for Daddy and Capri, after the baby was born!

Our first stop was Starbucks:
First Family Picture! 
Then we headed to the Irvine Spectrum to ride the Merry Go Round:

But it was closed!
Oh Well. . . 
We ate lunch and headed to the Farris Wheel. They wouldn't let us take Heidi on the Ferris Wheel. They said everybody had to sit on their own, no lap children. That was kinda annoying!
LuLu eating pepper!
The bottom picture is on the Farris Wheel!
The kids LOVED it!
Time to check into the hotel and swim! 
The water was too cold! (Top Left)
The Jacuzzi was too Hot! (Top Right)
Bobby used a trash can to bucket cold water from the pool into the Jacuzzi
Then it was better (middle right) for about 15 minutes, until the heater kicked on!
Jeremy and I didn't really talk about dinner plans. We decided to go back to the Spectrum and go to Dave and Busters to play games:
We used the tickets on super cool bouncy balls!
Stopped at the park on the way out:

I didn't get a picture at breakfast. We headed to Great Park:
Left: Bobby teaching J about fossils!
UP, UP and AWAY!
It's hard to tell what they are doing. . ..
They are throwing their bouncy balls from last night up and down the runway!
The park is on an unused Marine Corps Base. 

We had so much fun!! Jeremy has been giving Bobby ideas on where He and Capri can take us for the next surprise trip!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a blast. I love the idea of a surprise family trip. Even with the disappointments everyone handled it fine and learned another great lesson about coping in the midst of adversity (on a kid-level scale, but an important lesson). Thanks for sharing your adventure.