Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Favorite Part Was...

While on vacation, at the end of each day, we'd ask the girls what their favorite part of the day was.  Zoe never fully responded, but we knew that having the freedom to explore and walk around anywhere and everywhere was hands-down her favorite.

Emmy always began her response with, "My favorite part was..." and typically chose a ride or a character she met during the day (meeting Elmo, riding the Flying Elmo at Sea World, seeing the Zebras at the zoo).  The girls LOVED our first real family vacation, as did we.  The ability to just go without having to worry about Zoe's heart or getting sick - yep, I was definitely lax on the hygiene and although I cringed a few times over, I was proud of myself for just allowing Zoe to be a toddler!

I was probably so lax on the Wet Ones wipes because I was too busy taking a bajillion photos - 683 to be exact!  While we have several photos that we love, here are a few from each day that really captured the essence of our trip.


(surprisingly disappointing to Caleb and I)

San Diego Zoo

The Beach - Del Mar

After four full days on-the-go, even the girls were ready to come home.  Although, we all were seriously debating on whether or not we should make "home" Del Mar.  Playgrounds on the beach were a definite hit with all of us... not to mention the perfect weather.

We've only been home two days and already celebrated Zoe's second birthday and the anniversary of her first open heart surgery.  May is no joke in our household!

Now that's how you eat birthday cake!

And last, but certainly not least, in a separate post, (because it was one of my favorite parts of the trip), I'll highlight a special evening we were able to share with a few of our So-Cal heart friends.


  1. Oh how I love all these pictures - ESPECIALLY the beach ones! Love love love!!! So glad you guys had such great trip! Happy Birthday sweet Zoe!!!

  2. What a great trip!!! Caleb and I LOVED the pics:) He kept yelling "ELMO!" "Baby!" and of course "More Pictures!" lol.