I'm fortunate enough to have a job that gives us the week in between Christmas & New Year's off....PAID! One thing on my To-Do list was taking a trip to San Diego to visit Aunt Linda & Uncle David, My Cousin Chelsea & Chet and I really wanted to check out Grandma Pearle's new home in Carlsbad! Tuesday morning Gavin and I woke up early...first stop Vista to pick up Aunt Linda for the days activities :) Unfortunately once I exited the freeway we got stuck behind a detour that took about 50 minutes to get to Aunt Linda's house which usually takes us 15...no bueno...especially with a Little Guy who needed to use the potty. Gavin was super happy when we arrived to Linda's and ran to the potty. We brought lunch to Aunt Linda's neighbor and headed to Belmont Village in Cardiff by the Sea to see GG's new place. I took lots of pics of her room.
She has her own kitchen! The bathroom door is locked and she must call for assistance before entering which is very reassuring since that's where she fell and broke her hip.
Her dresser with all her pictures and little Christmas tree. GG used to have a roommate and the room is big enough for one but she didn't have one when I was visiting.
When we walked in GG was upset because she didn't know where she was...I'm so glad we walked in when we did to see her smile light up. We took her to the dining room for lunch :) It took a long time I guess that's the funnest part of the day for the elderly so they try to stretch out lunch for a long time. The food was delicious..Aunt Linda and I both got yummy salads and GG ate every bite of her Turkey Sandwich. They didn't have Kid Meal options but I suppose there aren't a lot of little kids around. We did get to sit with two other ladies that told us all about the place and how much they enjoy living there!
I'm Looking at You GG
Aunt Linda, GG & Gavin
GG sure was enjoying showing Gavin off to all her new friends. There are many activities and fun things to keep her occupied (you should see the Physical therapist...Antonio Banderas look alike) the old ladies were telling us he's the "swimming" instructor and in "good shape" LOL We had a wonderful visit and can't wait to go back soon with Grant!
Next stop...Carlsbad for Frozen yogurt with Chelsea & Chet
Gavin sure was excited to open more presents! Aunt Linda put him in this British Phone Booth to make a call to our Cousins in England lol
The one thing he kept asking to do since he knew we were visiting Chelsea was go to the Beach! Thankfully it was such a Beautiful (non-rainy) Day! Look how Happy Gavin is!
He Loves putting his toes in the sand
Gavin & Auntie Chelsea...she saved him when he fell in the water :)
Chelsea & Chet
How cute are they? Seriously Chet is sooo good with kids...hint hint hint
Gavin & Aunt Linda were looking for seashells and clumps of sand to throw at Me
Gavin & His Great Aunt Linda
Trying to get the sand off the little man and put him in some dry clothes
It was seriously such an Amazing Day! I'm so glad I was able to visit My Family and take Gavin to the Beach! Thanks for going with us Aunt Linda and Thanks for meeting us Chelsea & Chet you guys are Awesome :)