Another jam-packed, fun-filled day in sunny California!
Here are the kids this morning as we were heading out:
We started out at a cool retro-type breakfast place called The Waffle.
Poor Pickle conked out.
But she woke up just in time to enjoy her waffle with bacon (and butter--her perfect meal)
with a side of bacon!
This place had some really cool waffle recipes--like jalepeno-cornbread and blueberry -lemon (Don had that one and said it was the best ever!) and Patrick had chocolate.
The decor in this place reminded me of the Brady Bunch--so I had the kids pose Brady-style on the stairs!
Then we headed down the street to a great music store, Amoeba. We got a cd and posed on their supercool elevator.
And they had some neat bike racks outside that made for a good pic too.
Then it was off to Universal Studios for some movie-themed fun.
Here are the kids posing with some weird guy who looks like he's made out of bronze. I suppose I should know who that's supposed to be--but I don't!
First we went on a fun tour of the studio that had some surprises for the kids--like an earthquake in the subway, lots of explosions and a shark attack!
We saw the set from War of the Worlds
After that the kids went on some rides and I hung out with Pickle.
Then we went to see a cool animal show--there were birds, dogs, cats, pigs and monkeys!
Oh--and a fox! Isn't she cute? I want a fox!
Apparently this dog starred in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Hotel for Dogs (trivia--Hotel for Dogs was my very favorite book when I was little).
We went on a buunch of rides and saw the "Waterworld" show. Don was mean and tricked me into going on th Mummy ride--he went on it with the boys first and told me it was really fun and that I would love it. He knows I don't "do" rollercoasters--but it was this awful superfast scary rollercoaster that went backwards in the dark at top speed. Thanks Don--I'm still dizzy!
We headed to the ocean after that to have dinner at one of our favorite places--The Charthouse. We got there just as the sun was setting and I took the kids outside for a pic.
Here are a couple more I took during dinner:
We were in a semi-outdoor room and it was chilly so they made a nice fire for us!
Pickle was still in bellydancer mode from yesterday and put on a little show for us.
And because Cathy asked so nicely--here are my squirrel feet!