Oliver and I flew out of Eugene to LA on Saturday. The GPS on my phone gave us three routes to Eugene and of course I picked the shortest in time. Well, that route ended up taking us on this one-lane road in the forest. It was so beautiful! It really felt like a fairy tale with all of the trees and greenery etc. We saw a Christmas tree farm which was also cool. But eventually, this beautiful route was trying to take us on a road that looked like a four-wheeling trail. So we had to turn around. Anyways, we did make it on the plane (luckily Eugene isn't too big of an airport).
Oliver was so good both times flying. He slept and ate and slept some more. He woke up as we were landing. Such a good boy! Mom and dad and Brit and Addie picked us up in LA and we were off to Oceanside. My mom booked this beach condo for us and it was perfect. It was a block away from the beautiful beach.
We had a fantastic week of enjoying the beach, Disneyland, California Adventure, and Sea World. It really was a wonderful trip. Oliver was a trooper as we partied in the various parks. He likes his stroller and to be outside. I basically fed him all over the place (even on a couple of rides), he napped, and was overall happy. He loves Brit and Addie and of course Grandma and Grandpa. He was not too happy to get into his car seat traveling to and from these fun places. Poor baby. But, we survived. Yay for Disneyland! I'm excited to take him back when he's older and can fully enjoy the magic of the place.
And now for pictures from the trip
beach in Oceanside
|sharks were worn in honor of the beach|
(thanks to the Fukui's for the onesie)
|I puzzled a bit|
This was our day hanging out in Oceanside with Grandma, while the rest of the crew headed to The Price is Right. It was kind of a perfect and relaxing day with some of my favorite people.
Oliver loving bath time:
|this kid. love him so much|
|all ready to go with our Mickey socks|
|The Haunted Mansion was transformed into |
The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Oliver rode with us and wasn't even scared :)
|sure love these two. they know how to party|
We love the swings, well at least mom and I do. I tried to talk to my dad during the ride and he wouldn't look at me. I found out afterwards he looks at the person in front of him so he doesn't get sick. He was a trooper to even go.
|all tuckered out|
|Oliver loves silly Uncle Brit|
|he certainly has the Thomas thin upper lip|
|we just love this picture. so happy!|
|oh Oliver, striking a pose|
Sea World: It was not busy at all, which was great. The shows were super fun and it was a lovely day.
|closed eyes from Brit and Oliver|
Last day of Disney:
|Our first time at Car's Land. It is so adorable.|
And the racers were my favorite ride of the trip.
|a little wet after Grizzly Bear River Run|
|Oliver loving Addie's kisses as we wait for It's a Small World, |
which was completely transformed for the holidays.
|This picture pretty much summarizes this |
experience of Disneyland for me. We did
lots of nursing and the churros are my
favorite thing in the park.
|Oliver's adorable Mickey outfit from Grandma. |
he even posed for the picture.
|Brit trying to get Oliver to smile. no luck|
|reunited with daddy|
Our walk the other morning: