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California Fun

This is going to be mostly pictures of our trip to California for Christmas.

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Playing Mom’s piano
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Opening his stocking
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Thomas train
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He was pretty excited
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Opening presents Christmas morning
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ABC toy from Grandma and Grandpa
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He wanted to play with it right away
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We would say a present was from Grandma and he would try to give the present TO Grandma
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Leap Frog house
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Loved playing with all the “old” toys
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Bike riding
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Cousin time
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The Plaid Shirt Brigade
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The castle was a favorite…though I had to show Joseph that the trap door didn’t just eat toys (they go down to the dungeon)
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Piano man
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If there’s a football, he’ll find it
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Loved the shirt-sleeve weather
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But not the flash
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Reading with cousins
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Playing with the trains we got him
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Soaking in time with family
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Joseph is still asking to see his cousins. He had a really good time. 🙂
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The train that Jason (Paul’s brother) got Joseph was a battery operated one
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Reading at bedtime. Notice that the stuffed animals correspond with the story. Joseph insisted that it be that way.
Playing piano with cousins
Eating his first “real” banana (as in, not cut up for him).
Tickles from Aunt Dusty and Uncle Aaron
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He loved this truck ride at Knott’s. We were able to get in free (since they extended their normal Veterans’ Day offer into December and not just November) and we were also able to find free parking. All we spent money on was a Snoopy for Joseph. 🙂
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Wasn’t too sure about the bear, though
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When the car would whip around the bend, Joseph would shriek, “Weeeeee!”
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Ferris wheel
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Old West pump
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Old West train
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Making sure to hold tight to Snoopy
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Corona Del Mar tide pool caves
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It was interesting at first…
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…but then a little boring
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He was much happier splashing
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The water was freezing, but he didn’t mind
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He loved the waves (I liked that they were little).
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Waiting for more waves
Paul spotted this star fish in one of the tide pools
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Warming up while munching on a cracker
His favorite spot, by far
Exploring the cave with Daddy
Checking out the star fish
Did I mention this was his favorite spot?
Warding off the sun
Chilling out in our bedroom
Trucks are serious business!

We had such a wonderful time and loved every bit of getting to hang out with family. We miss them already!