Wednesday, February 26, 2014

santa barbara

Today we got back from a quick vacation to Santa Barbara. Chris' parents had rented a house for the week and I took the kids up for a couple nights. Chris stayed back due to work, but he was excited we were able to get away and have such a GREAT, GREAT time.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Monday afternoon we started out with a surrey ride on the beach. Cam is in the front in the pic but spent most of the time back with me and was quite a help with the peddling.

The house they rented was so cute! Here we are on the first night visiting on the back patio. 

I've decided that bringing along a Lego set on vacations has officially become a "must" for us. It is so nice to have an activity to keep Cam busy when we have down times. It also comes in super handy when he wakes at 5:00am (or earlier!) and needs something to do before everyone else gets up! :)

On Tuesday I took the kids to the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is a small zoo but had plenty of animals for us and the grounds were beautiful. There were very few people there which was nice because the kids were so hyper, running around everywhere. :)

Last night Chris' dad and grandmother needed to stay back but his mom treated us to a delicious dinner at a restaurant we've been to several times over the years, Palazzio. It's family style Italian and has the most amazing food. :)

I had such a great time with the kids and Chris' family. While we needed to get back for school, I think Cam would agree that it was well worth playing hooky for a few days! :)


Jessica said...

Looks like a great little trip, how nice that you could get away like that!

Anonymous said...

What a great blessing this trip was!!!! So glad you got to go.

Anonymous said...

I remember those Palazzio rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Susan =)