Thursday, August 31, 2006

San Diego (August 2006)

It isn't easy to be the toddler chasing parent and the designated holiday photographer, but I did my best, and here's what we got:

Balboa Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. Of course, this is the day that Kellan came down with hand, foot, and mouth, though we had no idea yet, so he wasn't feeling much like photographs.

We visited the Winchester Mystery House while in the Bay Area for the wedding. A fun family attraction in San Jose.

My sister, Amanda, lives out in the California desert in the lovely little town of Ridgecrest. Her fiance is stationed at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Division. We enjoyed a few days there in the hot desert sun.

"Its too hot for a walk! Why did she take me for a walk in the desert? What am I supposed to do out here? Dehydration, I am out of drink, somebody help!"

At the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

Enjoying a beautiful day at the beach on Coronado Island

An evening at The San Diego Zoo, where my camera ran out of battery!

Hanging out at home in Grandpa's truck and reading books with Auntie.

A morning at Seaport Village with Auntie.

Don't jump!

...we'll be home again soon

The Wedding

Our decision to head home in August (rather than our usual "escape the cold weather" trips) was in honour of the wedding of two very special people, Andrea Canning and Joe Thoits. Kellan sat through the ceremony like a pro and enjoyed the reception immensely (after having a short nap on my shoulder -- thus the "tired" photo taken as he was waking up). And, as the only little boy in attendance, he was spoiled for choice where the girls (and women!) were concerned.

Guess who just woke up?

Dancing the night away