Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Road trip to LA!

Last week the staff at our church went to the Catalyst Conference in LA. So instead of being home alone with the kids all week Rachel and I decided to get away ourselves. Rachel's parents live near LA as well so we packed all four kids in the car and made the 6+ hour trek to LA. We were not sure if we were crazy for doing this or not but it indeed up being ALOT of fun. Caleb and Peyton entertained each other the whole time. We actually had to turn off their little TV screen in the backseat at 10pm because they would not fall asleep. The babies did really well too! Micah does not like being in his car seat so he had to cry himself to sleep but Amber was fascinated by another baby crying that she stayed quiet just listening most of the way. And Rachel and I talked and talked and talked and I realized just how blessed I am to have her in my life. Here is the photo blog of our road trip!
we put the toddlers together in the back hoping they would get along and they did! They were so cute back there singing and dancing and watching their movies together. I think Peyton offically has her first crush!

We stopped at a McDonalds for Dinner and PJS. They had these cool video games that Caleb and Peyton loved playing with.
Caleb cutie patootie in his PJS
lolliepops kept them happy!
we made it to LA. Rachel droped us off at my moms house. The first day we went to Victoria Gardens out to lunch and played in the water fountain. It was nearly 100 degrees that day!
Got to spend some time with my brother and his wife. here is my brother holding amber for the first time! So cute!
Amber in the car on the way to see her boy friend micah in big bear. so excited!
We drove up to Big Bear to spend the day with our friends
Caleb and Peyton threw rocks in the lake for nearly an hour. They are super cute together!
on the way home we stopped at yet another Mcdonalds for dinner and PJS

This picture sums up how precious these two are. Caleb asked to hold Peyton's hand on the way to the car. It is not the greatest picture because I pretty much had to drop everything I was holding (including the baby) to find my camera to capture the moment in time. It will be great black mail for when they are older though! :)

Yeah for fun friends!!!


Bethany said...

So adorable! I'm glad she's found such a good friend that she has fun with :)

Rachel said...

ahhh - so cute! We had a great time - let's do it again sometime!

Anonymous said...

so glad you made it out to Catalyst West! if I, or anyone from our team, can help in any way please don't hesitate to ask, hope to see you in 2010!


bobby said...

Aww yeah. My boy is a mac daddy. Takin after pops! ;)