Wednesday was my 28th birthday. First thing I thought when I woke up? I have to call Andrea and see what she’s doing. She had hinted at going to an aquarium a few days before and that sounded like fun to me.
I found out she was indeed headed to The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach that morning with her boy, so I asked if we could crash her party. So much fun! This was a really great aquarium and the admission price can’t be beat.
Our kids were glued to these tanks. So much to see!
Bean is shaking her buns at the shark tank and singing, “Come and bite me, come and bite me, come and bite me now!” I don’t know where she comes up with this stuff.
The jellies are always fun to look at.
A King Crab. Bean kept calling all the crabs sea spiders.
The kids didn’t really like the idea of being stuck in their strollers.
Our weekend also wound up being pretty packed. Started off with some morning snuggles for Bean and Sparrow which is part of our morning routine most days.
Then our older kids had haircuts with our favorite stylist.
And then I made sauce. My grandma’s recipe, but totally from scratch (all raw and fresh, organic ingredients) and I left out all the meat.
The next day we decided to be a little spontaneous after church. So we drove north on the 101. We stopped off in Santa Maria first so that the newest cousins could meet.
Just a couple months apart, we are sure these boys are going to have many adventures and times of mischief together when the family gathers, just like Stephen and Jon (his dad) did growing up.
And here are five of the seven Wuertz great grandchildren:
After our visit we headed just a little further north to partake in our favorite clam chowder as a belated celebration for my birthday.
And a short walk around town before heading back home.
And we’ll just end there on a positive note because the five hour epic car torture session does not need to be relived.