In September we went to California for my mom's birthday. It was a fun excuse to visit my family and surprise my mom with a trip out. We were going to make it a complete surprise but with my mom's work schedule it is better for her to know in advance rather than just showing up, that way she could make plans. So we told her when she was leaving Colorado (when she came to help us move back in July) and we was SO excited! It made leaving us at the end of July easier for her since there was already another trip on the books for a little over a month later.
The night before when we were packing and getting ready for the trip Regina came over to me while I was nursing Elena and we started talking about trip. She started asking me questions about the trip and making sure we were all coming... "Cia come too" "Nena come too" "Papa come too"
CA trip questions from rachel boschini on Vimeo.
The girls were SO excited ever since they knew the trip was planned, so when the morning finally came it might as well have been Christmas morning!
(obsessed with Lucia's smile in this photo)
Regina and Auntie Lo/her Godmother
Elena was baptized the day after my mom's birthday so we ended up spending some of my mom's birthday getting ready for the Baptism reception (which was held at Chico and Lorin's house).
At in-n-out (again!) on our last night in town.
Regina had her "purse" on her arm ready to deboard the plane.
This is what we look like when we travel (plus all of our bags which are not pictured.)