Sunday, April 18, 2010

California Weather in February...Ahhhh!

We hit a good weekend in February because the weather in California was perfect. Not too hot, but warm enough that you didn't have to wear a jacket. One of the first afternoons there, we went to Americana...a mall near Studio City. We had a blast just sitting there in the sun in the outdoor play area. The kids absolutely loved running wild on the grass.

Uncle Jason playing with Capri on the way to Americana

Max, Jamie, Emily, and Jason

I love the way Alex is holding Mya in this funny!

On Friday, we went to visit Steven and Annette Banks at their home in Glendale. They had the cutest house; Annette did a fantastic job decorating the place. I wish I took more pictures there.

Grandpa with the great-grandkids

While we were there, Uncle Steven invited us to visit his work place at Nickelodeon Studios. He works as one of the writers for Sponge Bob...I'm sure you've heard of it ;) I think the adults enjoyed it even more than the kids did.

We even got to hear the voice of Plankton from the true man himself!

Thanks to Uncle Steven for such a fun afternoon!

The rest of the day was spent driving to San Clemente (that is where Grandpa Banks lives) in fun California traffic. Nothing like a quick drive on the freeway on a Friday afternoon...literally, nothing like it.

San Clemente has now become one of my favorite places. It is so beautiful there! We were lucky enough to spend a couple hours at the beach on Saturday. Again, great weather! But I must say, the water was FREEZING!

WARNING! I got a little carried away with the camera (probably to avoid having to get into the water)...have fun!

Clara and Harlan

Grandpa Banks and Jason


April and Mya

Capri and Allison

Nancy and Clara

Jason taking Harlan for a ride

Alex running from the cute!

Mr. Studly


Alex and Clara

Alex and Harlan

Capri and Nancy

Sand fight!

April and Grandpa Banks


Afterward, we went to the hotel that the Tuttles and Grubers were staying at for some pool time.

Still to come...Valentine's Day!


  1. How fun! What were you doing in San Clemente? I have some family there too, it is beautiful!

  2. I love the beach pictures! And that Nickelodeon tour sounds so fun--how cool for your uncle!

  3. Grandpa Banks lives in San Clemente...sorry forgot to mention that. It is so pretty there! More pictures to come!

  4. Em!! How are you! I randomly found your blog! How random is that? lol I miss you! I hope you are doing GREAT! Congrats on getting married!! Remember when we would go to Arby's and get that delish shake? I am so craving it!! :)

  5. Sounds like a way fun vacation! Certainly better than spending another weekend in Utah's February weather!