san diego…..

29 Jul

palm trees

i love little summer vacations, where you’re gone just long enough to recharge your batteries,

forget all your worries, and enjoy the people around you.

we took a week off of life and headed to the coast to do just that.

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the baby and i hitched a ride down to san diego with my parents a couple days early

and giuseppe joined us for the weekend.

it was so fun to have matteo spend some one on one time with his nonno and nonna.

they got so use to his routine and being with him 24/7 that they were sad to see us go.

we were sad too cuz we wanted to stay indefinitely.

i could for sure put this on my list of top 10 places to live!

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here’s a few shots of our week!

enjoy!

swing

does it get any better than being on a swing overlooking the ocean?

la jolla

admire

how he looks at him just melts me. you can to scoop my heart up off the ground now please.

sunflowers

these were seriously taller than me and just so beautiful.

they also happen to be giuseppe’s favorite flower, so they tend to catch my eye more since i met him.

bike

wave

a bicycle built for five please!

pizza

giuseppe is forever on the hunt for the most perfect pizza. i swear he could eat it every day.

so of course we made a few stops to fill his craving.(and ours too)

this particular pie is from Bruno’s Pizzeria close to downtown.

salty air

my potato is always happy but i’s say that salty air made us feel just a little more chipper

hotel del

we spent an afternoon in coronado at the hotel del coronado.

we had lunch on the patio, rode a bike built for 5 and then had the rest of the day to play at the beach.

isn’t this place just beautiful?

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i had my fingers crossed that matteo would enjoy the beach as much as i do.

i was like, please love the ocean and the sand and the wind in your hair,

if you are my child, you have to…….

explore

he was timid at first. i placed him on our beach blanket and he crawled to the edge of it,

testing out the sand with one hand, and examining it as it stuck to him.

then without hesitation……. handful of sand in the mouth!

he loved exploring through all the seaweed and rocks,

and the little rushes of cold water that came just close enough for him to splash in.

i think it’s safe to say he had a good time.

hooray!….. i’m a happy mamma

best view

message in the sand

sandy toes

these little chunky sandy toes

sand castle

we were lucky enough to be lounging right next to a guy making sand castles.

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sunset

not a bad way to end a day.

beach boys

here’s a shot of my boys from a day when went went to the beach on the bay.

it was so peaceful.

a lot less crowded and quiet.

we think this is the way to go if you’ve got littles ones that you want to be able to set free.

it’s was easier to keep an eye on him and we weren’t worried about the waves taking him under.

little moment

zoo

ok, so i think i was a little more excited than anyone to go to the zoo.

i used the excuse that matteo would love to see all the animals,

but in all honesty, he was probably a little too young.

not too sure if he even knew we were there.

at least we have a few pics to prove it, right?!

elephant

lion

polar bear

orangoutang

baby n nonna

family

this trip just made our summer. can we go back please?!

till next time san diego…..

p.s. yes, i lived in a hat all week, all day, every day :)

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One Response to “san diego…..”

  1. Grandma Barb July 30, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    So awesome!! Very special for all of you! Pictures are great!! Love you all, Gram Barb

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