Tuesday, July 16, 2013

family vacation - part one

so, if you recall, amber's big birthday present this year was a trip to california. as we further planned out the details of the trip, we made a subtle realization that this was going to be our "castle trip", which had claire (who is very into everything princess) super excited. our first castle of the trip was our stopover in las vegas, where we stayed at the excalibur hotel for a night. claire immediately had to go outside and dance in front of the castle. we then took a stroll down the strip before returning to our room for some sleep.

the next morning we headed to california. we checked into our hotel, got quickly settled, then headed to our next castle of the trip - sand castles! we found a nice little beach and had so much fun.

claire and everett absolutely loved playing in the sand. we caught everett several times trying to eat the sand...

amber was definitely glad to be home again. :)

the beach even had a little playground close by so we had a blast over there.

we tried to bury claire at one point, but she didn't like that idea.

the entire trip was so much fun, but i think the beach may have been our favorite part of it all, which is a little funny because it was the cheapest part of the trip too. after the beach we headed back to the hotel to get some sleep. we were going to need our strength so we could enjoy the castle that was coming tomorrow. but you'll have to wait to read all about that in our next blog. :)

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