A Family Vacation

Our Easter weekend was filled with love, adventure, and fun! We had a little family vacation this past weekend in San Diego. It was a quick weekend getaway that we needed desperately. My husband and I have so much going on it’s hard to get time together that is just for fun. I mean there is the occasional Disneyland visit but my husband hates Disneyland, little to no fun for him.

This trip wasn’t anywhere near Disneyland so I’m pretty sure my husband was happy about that. I’ve been wanting to take my daughter to Sea World for awhile now, ever since our trip to  the L.A Zoo. My husband and I were surprised to see how interested she was in the animals. She loved the giraffes and the big cats. She kept calling them kitties. So I thought lets take her to Sea World so she can see dolphins and whales and turtles. You should really hear her say turtles, it’s the cutest thing in the world. Ugh. I want to squeeze her when she says it. So cute.


Needless to say Sea World was disappointing. She didn’t seem as interested in Sea World like she did at the Zoo. Dolphin show no biggie. I risked a good hair day and bomb makeup just so she could really feel the experience. Yes, I’m that mom.  Trample all over me so long as my daughter has the best view possible. She’s lucky, neither were ruined. I walked away with hair and makeup intact. Her attention was towards a whale bubble gun that was sitting on the bench in front of us. Taunting her I should say, leaving a toy in arms reach unaccompanied. You could tell in her face expression she was concocting a plan to snatch the whale gun the only flaw in her plan was that she didn’t consider daddy’s role. He caught her before she was able to carry out her socially unacceptable plan. Never mind the flipping mammals, it was all about that gun.  Thankfully the show was only 20 minutes. We could tell she wasn’t impressed. One of the reasons why we decided to take her to Sea World was because of Sesame Street. She loves Elmo but unfortunately, she crashed before we had the chance to see him. This time I agree with my husband, she probably is too young for Sea World. I have been boycotting Sea World since the documentary Blackfish came out, but I didn’t want my daughter to miss out on something that might influence her down the line, you know? So until she asks to go to Sea World, I don’t think we will be returning.  At least we can say we took her. 


Sunday morning was finally here! I brought along her Easter basket of course, I couldn’t just leave it at home and have her wait until Sunday night to open it. I was proud of if so I wanted her to all of her goodies on Easter even if we were at the hotel. First let me tell you, I haven’t gotten the hang of keeping her gifts a secret. I get super excited about her having the things we buy her so the surprise never happens. My mom was really good at that. Now that I think of it, I don’t really remember ever knowing what our gifts were until we got to open them. I wish I was more like that. I put her basket together while she was in the same room, see what I mean? I take all of the fun out of it. I suck, I know. She  was still excited about her Demi doll and Vampirina plush. She grabs them both and says “ Oh, bae-by.” Say it out loud cute right? I’m trying to figure out a way to describe her little strut, like a cartoon character that walks heel to toe really close together, like a wise guy. I don’t know if you can picture it and with both babies in hand, it was an adorable sight. A win for mom (dad had nothing to do with her basket). 


We finally met up with my family and spent the rest of Easter enjoying the weather, music, the food, and each others company. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

Love, Mama.