Monday, August 04, 2008

The conference, etc.

We're back. And we're exhausted. It's always that way when you've had too much fun, isn't it?

We headed to L.A. on Thursday, and spent a few hours at the California Science Center. We enjoyed the World of Life exhibit, and then ran out of time to finish the Creative World exhibit or the rest of the museum. So, we'll be heading down again this fall to visit friends who are moving to the area next week. There are SO many great museums in L.A., we could burn a lot of oil this year, despite the cost.


We met my mom at the hotel around 6, and caught a shuttle ride to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. We don't have one in our town, so the boys had never been. That was a major hit! We all enjoyed the fish tanks, mock jungle, and the balloon artist who made the boys swords, a bow and arrow set, and a monkey in a palm tree for our littlest monkey. Unfortunately my flash is still out, so my photos are all really blurry. I couldn't get the boys to stop bouncing around!

The restaurant, plus staying three nights in a hotel with a pool would have been enough entertainment for the boys, even without the conference. But Scott and I, (mostly I), got to enjoy several sessions while sharing turns with my mom to watch the kids. Saturday afternoon we all just camped out by and in the pool for a few hours. It was warm enough to swim, but not unbearably hot -- like it was when we got home yesterday. Scott and the big boys also played a lot of chess and attended the Chivalry Today session together. all three boys made clay volcanoes at a kid session, and played with Legos and Hot Wheels in the toy area.

It was a fun, inspiring, short vacation. And now we're spending Scott's last week home just enjoying each other -- and recovering from the nasty cold we brought home.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Hi there!! I found your blog through blogger as a homeschool mom. I enjoy meeting other mom's alike. :o} Hope ya don't mind.

Cute blog!

Lift Up Your Hearts said...

It sounds like a lovely time, minus the cold. Who wants a cold in summertime? Yuck. Any news on the car?

Stacie said...

Sounds like a great time! My son would have loved the balloon swords and bow and arrow. And he too loves hotels with swimming pools!

SanFam said...

Hehe thanks for the comment :) Seems you all had a wonderful vacation, will have to put on my list to do :D I was surprised to see two of your favorite films are Fiddler on the Roof and The sound of Music, as are mine since the age of ten! So good to hear all of you are well, the summer is ending quickly isnt? Our escrow may close this week, or next...little problem with termites in garage o.o

mandi said...

homeschool conference! what fun! i just read the post below about your car- man, sorry about that. what a pain. but i'm in agreement with you that God will work through this and prove himself amazing. also, about your little one. my little boy did the same thing when he was about 4 months old- same bump and all. his head is still a little lopsided, but no worse for the wear. however, i never hesitate to ask EVERY doctor i come across casually if he's ok. momma's guilt...

Marlene said...

Interesting, we went to Solvang for a vacation trip and I also came back with a cold... I wonder why ? ....

MD

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Marlene, for me it was no mystery... wearing myself out the week before, a crowded hotel, being sneezed on in the elevator...

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