Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Coronado 2010

We are so in love with this tradition.  This was our 8th year in a row coming to the Hotel Del Coronado for the 4th of July.
I love how beyond excited the kids are each year as we get ready for this trip.  They can't wait to do all the fun things we always do here, and see all their friends that we sometimes don't ever see except here.  They talk about it all year long!  I love traditions.  And this is a really fun one!

The kids love to play games in the lobby, in fact most of my kids would say it's their favorite thing about this trip.  They can get pretty rowdy, especially when the little ones are running around & going up & down in the elevator.  I swear, they're going to kick us out one of these times!

Baby Caroline is 8 weeks now and sleeping through the night most nights (big yay!!!).  I was worried about having all of us in one room, but it actually turned out just fine. Total surprise. I was geared up for a nightmare.
Everyone wanted to hold Caroline, so she was passed around all day long.  I hardly held her the whole trip!  Now I'm paying for it.  She's totally spoiled.  But looked so cute in her little stars & stripes swimsuit that she could barely squeeze into!

And then there's the jacuzzi.
It's a big kid magnet.  They're constantly going back & forth between the beach & the jacuzzi all day long.  This is how it usually looks.  Full of kids.  Most of them our group's kids.  Gus would be perfectly happy in there all day long.  In fact, I honestly started to wonder if it could be bad for his health.....
I can't go in jacuzzi's any more.  Ever since my brother-in-law called them 'genitalia stew'.
The last day we were there, somebody thought it would be fun to dump some shampoo in the jacuzzi.......
It may, or may not have been one of these sweet faces here.........

But, man, did these kids have a blast in the huge bubblebath!!!

I'm sure the management totally hates us!
Something new this year was the Human Rubberband.  It was so funny watching the guys do it.
Indy had some great odds with this group.  Poor thing was stuck having to hang out with all these cute girls.
Such a bummer.

I can't believe how old all our kids are getting.
  It seems like just yesterday we were sitting on the beach saying, "Won't that be weird when we have all these teenagers?!"  And here we are! 
It happened so fast!


Nichole said...

Awesome Pictures! I am ready to go back! Such a blast!

Kristin said...

Just wanted to say what an adorable family you have! I love reading about all your adventures! (and your photography is to die for!) Thanks for sharing your sweet memories!

Heather said...

Your blog is so cute!
I have been on your blog for quite a while and I am trying to remember who knows you and sent me your way!

I just love all of your pictures - We live right by Hotel Del and love going there to enjoy the beach and the hotel. Looks like you guys had fun!

Nelson Family said...

I think that needs to be on our list of places to visit. It looks like so much fun!

shawni said...

Oh man, that makes me want to go back! That was SO fun. Miss you guys!

Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

Those kids should be on Hollister bags. Sweet pictures!

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