We got to go to Legoland on the last day before California opened everything back up. We drove from Uncle Jim’s house to Legoland and spent all day there! The last time we went, Leia had to nap so we only spent half a day, but now she can stay up! We stayed until they closed, ate dinner, and then slept in the car on the way back to Uncle Jim’s.
-Leia and Kayli
P.S. This happened a long time ago… in June. It’s already October. Daddy is getting lazy. I mean he’s been busy.
A month after Yosemite, we got to go to Socal! We left the day after our last day of school, and first we stopped by our step-up ceremony. Leia graduated from Preschool 1 and Kayli graduated Kindergarten! Then, because we are so bad at long car rides, it took us two days to drive to Socal. The first day we stopped in Monterey, ate lunch, played, then drove to Santa Maria and stayed in a hotel. The next day we stopped in Santa Barbara, ate lunch, played, then drove to LA! We were in the car for only 5 minutes before Leia started to say, “Ugggggggghhhhh when are we there? How many more minutes? I’m sooo tired of sitting in the car!”
Here are a few more pictures from Yosemite. Our cabin tent was the best. It was close to parking and close to the bathroom. Except we never used the bathroom, we used the travel potty. We need to get a bigger travel potty soon. We also had tons of fun playing by the water! We love vacation, except for the long car rides!
This post is just because Daddy took two months to get the pictures off his camera, but at least he found some good ones. We got to do outdoor dining for the first time since covid. It is much better than eating in the trunk of the Prius. We also did lots and lots of walking and climbing rocks. It took us forever to walk anywhere because we always had to stop to climb rocks whenever we saw one, and… Yosemite has tons and tons of rocks.
We got to skip 2 days of school to go to Yosemite! The first thing we learned was that we hate long car rides and that Meimei gets carsick in windy car rides. When we finally got there though it was awesome! We got to sleep in a cabin tent and had to put all our food in a locker so the bears wouldn’t get it. We saw a huge waterfall and ate tons of pizza.
Many years ago, Kayli did not like the beach. She was scared of the water and of the sand, so she could only sit on a blanket. So, we didn’t go to the beach anymore. After a couple years, Mommy and Daddy decided to try going again, and… we loved it! It was freezing cold and super cloudy, but we loved the beach! Maybe Hawaii will actually be fun!
So Kayli got Coronavirus and it was kind of the worst. Actually she was barely sick but she had to stay in her room for 10 days and we couldn’t play with each other or get close to each other and it was the worst! And we don’t know how she got it! Luckily we were super good at not getting close to each other and nobody else got it! Leia had to play with Daddy all day every day, and she only likes him a little. After playing with him for 10 days though, she likes him a medium amount.
Sometimes when Leia really likes her food, she does a yummy dance. Mommy and Daddy don’t like it when we get out of our chairs while we are eating, but I think when we do it to dance they seem to not get as mad. This one time a couple weeks ago, Daddy tried to copy Leia’s cookie dance and he almost broke his head and we almost had to bring him to the doctor but then he was fine. I guess he’s just old.
Here is a cookie dance for Nainai’s butter cookies.
And here is Leia’s salad dance. She has never danced for salad before.
Happy birthday to my favorite sister!!! You are 4! I remember when you were a tiny baby and I was a fussy toddler. Then I was 4, and you were 2! I’m pretty sure I was way more mature when I was 4 than you are now… but anyways… I can’t believe you are so old! You can do so many things by yourself now. You don’t wear pullups anymore, and you pee by yourself and poop by yourself and change by yourself and brush your teeth by yourself. Well, sometimes you do at least. You can even ride a bike by yourself and got super good at rollerblading really fast!
Meimei, I have so much fun playing with you every day and I love you even though you scream and fuss and are really not that nice sometimes. But you are a little nicer now that you are 4. Happy birthday Leia!