Tuesday, October 23, 2012

California Part 3: Ojai

After Disneyland Friday night we had a lovely dinner with Margaret and Mariah and crew and then drove through LA traffic up to Ojai. We got a hotel in town for the night and enjoyed a nice respite from the crazy fun day at Disneyland. 
 Here's Eli playing chess with me at breakfast at the hotel. He is both a gentleman and a scholar. 
 Getting ready for a soak in the hot tub. 
 After our night at the Blue Iguana we stayed with Shaun and Tamara (Crystal's son's family) and their sweet boy Zaydrian. Eli and Zayd played so well together and had such a great time. We were especially amazed at how chipper Tam was to have us there...she delivered their second child (a little girl) the morning after we left!
 Sunday we went to the beach. This picture was taken the moment Sammy touched sand for the first time. He LOVED it. 
 Getting dressed for the beach. It takes time. 
 Eli and Zayd build castles. 
 The water was pretty chilly. 
 Sand beard. 
 Our little fam soaking in the sun. 
 Daddy and Sammy share a laugh. 
 Octupus Eli.


  1. What fun pictures! Thanks for sharing. I love Southern California and all the folks there. I'm glad you got to go!

  2. Bummed that we weren't able to meet up this time! Glad that you had a fun trip. So, small world... I was Tamara's nurse during her recovery in labor and delivery after she delivered (I got on shift right as she was delivering)! I was only her nurse for about 2 hours. They are a nice family. I remember saying to them that I liked their son's name. :) Anyway. Hope we get to see you on your next visit out this way. ~Beth*