Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Safari Park and Disneyland

Shira and Scott

Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum

Nick and Daniel

Cheetahs need a BFF

Gorillas have nothing on Scott (with admirer Maya)

Scott and Michal take the Garren kids up, up and up

While Tommy gets a dragon
Nick and Zoe look on
Looks like I got really close on this one

And again on this one

Ariella prefers my hat (it looks better on her too)

Josh in a tender moment

We toured the open veld area by tram

Maya, Zoe, Daniel, Tommy, Ariella, Nick and in front hiding Jonathan with Shira munching away on top

This bird is taking care of it's hatched young

While Ariella tries for some of her own

Maya on the run

George is the passenger here for driver Tommy

Nick has his own car

Nick and Daniel prepare for our submarine trip
Daniel, Nick and Ariella prepare to shake the bridge
What's a parade without a princess or two, or three...
Not sure what movie these guys came from
But Ariella is now in Toy Story
On the Jungle Tour
What's Disneyland without Micky
Maya on the endless street
The last afternoon I joined Michal with the younger set

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Grandchildren Yeh!

We are spending a week in Oceanside, CA with our two oldest children, Josh and Zoe and their families. Josh and Michal live in Tulsa, OK with their five children, Daniel (10), Ariella "Cookie" (8), Maya (6), Jonathan "Uzi" (2) and Shira (23 months). Zoe and George live in Palo Alto, CA with their two sons, Nick (10) and Tommy (6). We rented 2 two bedroom condos here at Oceanside Marina Suites, located on a point at the end of the harbor overlooking the entrance channel and marina. During the week we visited San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Disneyland (photos in my next post). Great fun was had by all. All the shots in this post were of our first days at our condo and the beach in Oceanside.
Tommy and Nick Mount - Zoe & George's 2 sons

Maya, 3rd child of Josh and Michal

Zoe, George, Michal, Nick and Scott

Shira, 5th child of Josh and Michal and 23 months

Tommy, Jonathan, Daniel, Ariella and Maya on the rocks

Jonathan, almost 3, Josh and Michal's 4th child

Heather, Shira, Ariella and visable Daniel

Fooling around George, Jonathan and Tommy

Zoe and her Dad have a heart to heart

George, Josh, Scott and in the water, Ariella

Daniel (Josh's oldest) loved being Captain of our rented boat

He, Nick and Scott spent fun times motoring around

Nick and Daniel took turns being Captain

We had a charming visitor - a baby seal

Who followed our boat
probably hoping for some snacks
The adults must have had their fill already
Nick, Zoe's oldest, watching the action
Ariella's a sand sculpture, Josh's second 8 years old
Maya, , now 6
Running from the waves, Michal, Shira and Jonathan
Looks like Shira's eating sand
Twelve of us fit into one van for the short trip within the complex
Tommy (Zoe's second son 6), Daniel and Nick
Frolicking on the couch
The adults ate at the table - kids on the floor
Luckily they had a big hot tub!
Josh led the card games
Allowing George and Zoe to read and relax