Last week I got to kick off summer with a visit from my god-daughter LOLA and her parents (Brittany – my BFF and her hubs Sol). I seriously could not wait for them to fly in, I was watching the clock at work all day. Despite my excitement I somehow managed to forget what airport they were flying into and found out the hard way when I was parked at the curb going “Well I’m at terminal C and I don’t see you…” but once I found them the fun began!
We headed from the airport straight to my Dad’s for a BBQ (we had a few hours to kill before Sol’s flight came in). My Dad made some delicious food and we played with LO in the yard.
My Dad's stuffed mushrooms with bacon
We also discovered LOLA’s love for corn on the cob as seen here:
By evening time LOLA was ready to head home to my house and get the party started…lol!
The next day was SUPER sunny and glorious so we headed to the beach in Laguna (thanks Court & Emily).
She had such a blast at the beach once she got over her frustration about the sand. And that yellow polka dot bikini was just tooo cute on her.
After the beach we headed home to set up for a little Fiesta we had for more of our friends to come over and catch-up with The Kammans. A lot of our college friends live in San Clemente so it was a mini reunion of sorts.
The following day we had planned to head up to Long Beach and make an appearance at a 35th Birthday Pub Crawl. I know what you’re thinking…”you brought a 1 year old to a pub crawl!?” but don’t worry we only stayed an hour and the first place we went to was more of a restaurant than a bar. Plus, as I mentioned last week the pub crawl was neon themed so we could not resist the chance to deck LOLA out in neon.
From there we headed to San Pedro to the Port of Calls Village. My SIL had told me about a great seafood place you can go and we decided to check it out. The port is super cool if you have not been before, it looks like something out of Star Wars, with all the big equipment.
The place we ate at was called the fish market and you basically walk in to this huge fish counter, pick out anything you want, they cook it for you, and bring it out on a big tray. There is a large patio we sat out on and watched the gigantic ships roll by.
It looks like this:
The next day we went to breakfast with my Mom and Sister and went on a nature walk.
Later that day we met up with some friends at Salt Creek to have some munchies and watch the sunset.
The one thing I am neglecting to mention in this post is that in between all this stuff we were totally addicted to True Blood and were watching the 1st and 2nd seasons at nap time.
On the last day of their trip we relaxed and had a delish brunch at RJ’s here in Dana Point.
All in all it was an amazing visit and Jon and I enjoyed every minute!
We miss you guys already!