July was a blast as family from Illinois visited California for 3 weeks! First off, we celebrated Monica's birthday in San Clemente!
Happy birthday, beautiful sister! (Someone's sneaking up on your dessert!)
Fun rides in the rental golf-cart!
Never seen kids so scared of sparklers before...
The boys enjoy tent-camping in Papa and Gigi's garage.
Meanwhile, the sisters enjoyed a special day at Universal Studios Hollywood, so fun!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, very cool, but the ride was so scary!
Red Carpet selfie.
Met up with cousin Paul and his family for dinner in Universal City Walk.
Evening back in the park. The fun Hogsmead area.
Enjoying butterbeer (think a creamy, butterscotch slushie, sooo good)!
Love the owls!
And Hogwarts at night, what a cool place!
And back to the cousins having fun.
These two big kids were especially the best of friends.
Mama and her sweet baby girl.
Lunch at Ruby's on the Oceanside pier!
Lots of pool days, including one with the kids' Great Aunt Nancy in Corona.
Fun with 2nd cousins Ethan and Brady from Arizona.
With cousin Shannon.
Serious game of Monopoly.
Such a great time, but we miss them so much already! Come back soon!