July 30, 2010

San Diego

Carter I headed to San Diego in late July for the Orzolek Family Reunion. This is Lisa's sweet sweet Polish family. These family reunions are held every two years, generally in a different city, based on the family members that are hosting it. The Granacki's from San Diego hosted it this time. Word on the street is the next one is in Chicago hosted by the Elliott's. Can I get a woot woot?!!!

The flight there was, um, hectic, to downplay it (Carter cried for about 70 minutes straight), but once we got there, we had a GREAT time. What a beautiful city and great temps!

Our first adventure was to SeaWorld. Dad, Celia, Paul, Carter and I all went. It was amazing. The whale show was fun. I only wish we had more time to spend at SeaWorld because there was SO much to see and do. Especially the Sesame Street Play of Bay. Carter was in heaven. I highly recommend this area to anyone with 1-year olds to maybe 5-year olds. Carter rode his first ride here - Elmo's flying fish! :-)

The rest of the time was spent lounging, swimming, walking around, taking a sunset boat ride, and spending time at the family reunion get-togethers, which are always a blast! Carter and I are lucky we got to go and the flight home went much more smoothly. :-)
My little brothers and sisters are growing up so fast. Celia, 15, Jackson, 20, me, Tom, 17.
Carter really loves Grandpa John.
Carter and his little buddy Brody. He was 5 months older than Carter.
Lisa and her little brother Paul.
Dad, Steve, Virginia (my Step Grandma - she is great!)
HUGE jellyfish. Biggest I've ever seen!
As Ron Burgundy would say, "You stay Classy San Diego."

July 18, 2010

Visitors

Carter's Great Aunt Shirley and Uncle Tony came to town to visit Carter, oh and the rest of us. She really loves him. It is so sweet.

Aunt Shirley and Carter


Uncle Tony and Carter
Lynda (Grammy), Shirley (Lynda and Shirley are sisters), Tony, Gary (Grampy) and Carter, Jason

July 4, 2010

4th of July

Jason, Carter, the dogs, and I went to Challis for the 4th of July. It was muy bueno. We had so much fun hanging out, BBQ-ing, riding 4-wheelers (Carter and Jason), taking the doggies for walks, and then having our very own fireworks show courtesy of Brett Plummer. Brett's brother and a friend were also there visiting from Salt Lake City so at the BBQ there were 8 dogs playing. They all liked each other too, it was so fun!  Oh, and did I mention Jason finally got to go fishing with Brett down the Salmon River. Jason was just a LITTLE excited about it. They didn't catch anything, but had a GREAT time!

Carter's first 4th of July parade
Grocery store getting goods for the BBQ. Isn't that little shopping cart the cutest?
First time Carter roasted a marshmallow! Yum!




I was asking Jason to hand me the camera. Don't you love C's marshmallow face?

The Plummer fireworks show begins. Look at that ammo!

Carter slept so peacefully in Dad's arms during all the fireworks!
Uncle Brett, Aunt Lai, and Carter. Can you believe the background? This is what they wake up to every morning.
Jason and Brett. Do you see the wound on Brett's left leg? Jason's fault. Playing a little game of hold the bottle rocket and shoot it at the other team (Scott and Randy vs. Jake and Jason). He better not teach Carter this dumb (dangerous) game!

View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting