Sunday, July 3, 2011

Phillippi Family Reunion/Vacation (Warning: Long Post!)

At the beginning of June my parents, brothers and sisters along with their families all met down in Southern California for vacation. We left on June 2 after Dan got off work and drove to St. George for the night. The next day we drove the rest of the way to Newport Beach to the Marriott Newport Coast Villas. This is probably one of my favorite places on the planet. It is so relaxing and gorgeous. The first Saturday morning we were there, all the girls (except Melissa), got pedicures and the little girls got manicures too. It was so relaxing and the best way to start vacation! Sunday was Grant's 2nd birthday and he started the day with some presents, a bath and naptime. In the afternoon, my grandma, aunt, uncle and cousins met us at the villas for a bbq to celebrate my grandma's 80th birthday and Grant's 2nd birthday. It was really special to have all the grandkids and great grandkids together to celebrate her day.
Monday was Day 1 at Disneyland. We started the day at Goofy's Kitchen for a delicious breakfast. Afterwards we went into the park. It was crowded, but the weather was perfect. We rode on everything we wanted to and the kids did great. The next day was great because it was spent by the pool relaxing. We went to Kung Fu Panda 2 that night in Downtown Disney. The older 3 kids ran into the park with Dan for a couple hours afterward to ride a few more rides.
Wednesday was Day 2 at Disneyland. We started in California Adventure and ran over to Disneyland in the afternoon to ride the new Star Tours ride. Ben's face was even put up on the screen on the ride. He was so excited! That night we had a picnic and watched World of Color. That was such an incredible show!
Thursday was spent shopping and swimming. The boys went to see a movie that night while the kids and moms made smores at the fire pit. We were supposed to leave on Friday morning, but we begged and pleaded and my dad got us all one more night. We did have to cram into 1 villa which was fun, like camping, but it was probably the most fun and relaxing of the trip. We went to Balboa for lunch and to lay on the beach. It was a great way to end the trip!! Thanks mom and dad!

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Do you think if we beg and plead Dad will take us back?! I can hear the poolside nachos calling to me :)