Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Phyllis

Phyllis Money Christensen born February 4, 1926

celebrated her 84th birthday
with us
We spent the first full day at Balboa Park
In museums

Enjoying the beautiful outdoors

Then we went to Coronado Island and ate at Miguels Cocina across from the Hotel Del Coronado

Isn't it beautiful?

The only 2 things Grandma wanted to do while she was here was to go to Disneyland and the Temple
the next day we went to the Temple


Much to our dismay, it was closed

we did the next best thing,

We went to the Beach

Grandma wants to let you all know how much fun she's having

Doing a little shopping and walking around the Carlsbad Inn

And watching the sunset over the Pacific

Yea, it's time to eat! We ate at our favorite fish place, the Fish House Vera Cruz

Then February 4th finally came and off to Disneyland we went, but first, a stop at California Adventure
Grandma may not like bugs

but Dave does

Bonnie and the Cars want to say HI

We all agreed that Flying Over California was our favorite ride

this is a close second

Then Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to Disneyland we Go

I think this is my favorite pic
aren't they so cute!?!

Guess what ride this is?
If you said, It's a Small World,

you are correct!

We ate at the RainForrest Cafe in DowntownDisney and celebrated Grandma's birthday with a song and a small dessert so we could go home and have this:

It was late but we had to have her birthday cake on her birthday!

Dave pooped out and went to bed but the rest of us rejuvinated in the Spa
We all slept very well that night and rested up the next day and then we went out to dinner to our favorite Italian, Filippi's Grotto, Oh Yum!
Grandma's thinking, Do I have to eat all that?

Saturday, Nick and Teresa and Tyler and Marina came over and Dave and Sid cooked a fabulous breakfast for all

Too bad we didn't get a picture of all the Avacado's but we did happen to get Susan picking Oranges

She was so cute with those oranges

Here is the gang eating, one more time

before we say Goodbye

A special thanks to Susan for all these great pictures and for flying down from Washington to be with us, and for Todd and the kids for letting her come. Another big thank you to Dave for driving Bonnie and Grandma the whole way! Thank you for coming, we will always treasure these memories! And to all the rest of the family we want you to know that you are always welcome!