Friday, August 12, 2005

Wild Animal Park

Ella and I had so much fun at the Wild Animal Park. We saw lions, rhinos, giraffes, and lots more safari animals. They have this great tram ride that goes around the entire park and you see all the animals out roaming. This is a really great place--quite different from a zoo. My favorite were all the baby animals. I want a baby giraffe.
Just hatched! Here's Ella sitting in an ostrich egg.
Ella's favorite part was holding on to this railing on the tram ride and then rocking out.
Sheer happiness--it's always the little things.

They had a petting zoo. These deer were so gentle. I had never been so close to one before.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Take me out to the ball game.

On Friday, August 5th, 2005 we went to see an Angels game. We got to the game at about 8pm, when Ella usually goes to bed. She sat there in all the lights and noise, trying to figure out what was going on.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Ward Beach Party

Our church group had a beach bonfire last Friday night at the San Clemente Pier. Ella and Andrew prepping for the sandcastle building contest. Ella dipping her toes in the water for the first time.
Daddy teaching Ella how to read the waves...which ones to catch and which ones to let go.
Daddy's little surf girl.
Dinner Time! The sun was so low in the evening sky that we had to just lay the umbrellas on the sand to get some shade for the babies.
Ella and Mommy enjoying the sunset.
Bliss is a blue swing on the beach.
Higher, Mommy!
All tired out.