Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

For Memorial Day weekend we spent our time with the Smart's. Brenda was graduating with her Masters in Social Work so we were all their to attend (minus Whitney who was attending her Track Banquet). We are so proud of her for finishing and can't wait for her to have her life back!

Camryn, Me, Ryan, Greg, Jake, Grad and Cody (David's behind the camera)

The graduate and the grandbaby

After the graduation we went to a really fun restuarant in Old Town called Rockin' Baja and boy was it rockin'! We got these ridiculously large and amazing buckets of lobster, shrimp, chicken and carne asada! We highly recommend it, but make sure you invite us when you go!

Camryn provided the entertainment.

Camryn got a fun new chair for Grandma's house! How cute is that? Now she just needs a friend or maybe a cousin.

We made it to the beach on Saturday but we didn't stay long as you can tell by no swimsuits. However, this is rather normal in my family since they are used to the cold beaches of Santa Cruz. Maybe next year we can talk them into coming down here.

A holiday weekend would not be complete without a good BBQ. Ryan's brothers raided their dad's closet and found these sweet gems. Don't they look dashing?!

We also got to see Ryan's cousin Erika and her husband Jensen who were down for a little vacay. No I am not pointing at Erika, I have no idea what I am doing actually!

On Monday we did a little shopping and then went and enjoyed some of Phil's BBQ in Downtown San Diego on Monday...a must go as well! Do they not look like twins here? So handsome and so adorable! After we had full tummies we hit up the San Diego Zoo. We recently got season passes so this isn't the last you'll see of a post like this. I know you're as excited as I am.

The flamingos were Camryn's favorite. I think because there were so many she couldn't miss them, they are bright and they move around a lot. She will soon appreciate the zoo a little more!

They were actually one of our favorites as well because late spring the babies are born! You can see on the left side a gray little chick and an egg on the right side. So cute and fascinating the the chicks are gray and then turn so pink!

Not sure if she like the hair or the ride more...probably the hair!

The Zoo also has a new home for the Elephants, or should I say Mansion. The Elephant Odysessy was $45 million! It is over 7 acres and people joke that they wish they lived as well as these Elephants. It is really cool and I am glad we got to see it shortly after it opened. This is a picture of one of the Elephants with is tusks shaved off, not sure why, something I need to read up on as our baby starts asking questions. Good thing I have plenty of time for that. What a fun weekend again! Man we are getting spoiled! We are home this weekend so that may humble us a little.


Amy said...

I'll be honest, I'm a little jealous of your memorial day weekend. It looks WARM and sunny! Camryn looks adorable as always. Can't wait to see you both in a few weeks. Yea, you guys have been everywhere this last little while. Take a little breather than come up here!

The Davenports said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I haven't been to the San Diego Zoo in so long, I think next trip to CA I want to do that, since you guys have season passes we should do it together!

erika said...

YESSS! I am so happy to finally make the blog (just wish I wasn't sporting a blistering red tan). Sorry that I haven't posted the s'more pictures bad. We had a great time with you guys this weekend! I can't wait until you are in our neck of the woods!

Any word from Survivor? If you don't make the cut there, maybe Wipeout is your next best bet. I can just see Ryan running across the big balls now...

nikki said...

Hey there! Cute post with lots of great grinning pics from Miss Camryn. Congratulations Brenda! What a great accomplishment! And so nice to have your family together. I love the Hawaiian shirt raid.

I wanna come down and do the zoo. We will have totally plan on it. See you soon!

Alexis said...

where in the heck did Grandma get that chair it is SO cute... I want one for my girls! :)

Heather and Ben said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! Great pictures...I'm pretty jealous of all the sun. We've had steady rain here for days!

And those chairs for Grandma's house...amazing. I LOVE THEM!

Chase and Nichole said...

Wow! Very eventful weekend. I Love Camryn's little chair, she needs B sitting next to her! I am so happy for Ryan's mom that she graduated, I remember way back when and Ryan would always talk about his mom going to school. Fun times! Summer is the best! And so much more fun with a baby!

Nichelle Jensen said...

I LOVE CAMRYN!!! could she be a happier more smiley baby?! she looks so fun to play with and really wish i wasn't so far from you guys so i could squeeze her cheeks and her fuchis.(ask ryan to explain that funny word/story) you two look like such amazing and fun parents-love you both:) way to go on phil's bbq ryan. i am so happy for brenda! it is amazing how determined she is-love you brenda!

abbie said...

ok the pic of camryn on ryan's shoulders is hilarious! she is too cute. and will you please ask your MIL where she got that chair for camryn? i'm serious. i want to get one. thanks!

Bracken and Bracken said...

So fun to see you at the airport!! Tell Camryn to save that empty seat for Dallen ;)

Karen M. said...

Congratulations Brenda! Job well done! How nice to have the family around to help you celebrate. How cute is that Camryn girl? Can't wait until I'm the one who's holding her and not you!

Tristen Ure said...

I feel like your little girl is the Smart I never knew! You know - for a time I was the daughter Brenda never had...and now she's got 3 girls to take my place. How fun for her. I love that your little girl has dark hair...Love it!!