Day 6 was pretty casual. My grandparents came down to see everyone so here are a couple of them with their great-grandkids.
That night Justin, Allie, Brock and I were able to leave the kids with my parents and have a date night. We went to the bar/restaurant where my Aunt Kim works. My Grandparents and My dad's cousins, Bill and Kristine, came too so they joined us. My Aunt knows that we don't drink but she did set us up with some very YUMMY virgin drinks. Brock had a virgin Mai Thai, Allie and I had a Key Lime Pie Margarita (which was to DIE for) and Justin had a new drink she had made just for him, it was fresh strawberries, and basil muddled together with coconut syrup, and club soda. HOLY MOLY!! His was delightful as well!! My Aunt is a genius when it comes to Drink Mixology (if that's even a word? The food was AMAZING! Everyone's food was delicious! Brock and I still find ourselves dreaming about eating there again ;)
This is an Internet picture of the Balboa Bay Beach Club where my Aunt works. Yeah those are like multi-million dollar yachts that dock there.
Day 7 the Fourth of July! Well BJ and Zoey saw how much fun we were having down here so they decided to make and overnight trip down from Las Vegas. They came to the beach with us and they had a blast!
My beautiful Lexi
My beautiful Emma
BJ, Zoey, Me, and Brock
Emma showing off her boogie boarding moves on the sand.
The same day My dad's cousin, Bill, and his family came from Huntington Beach to hang out with us. Their boys Zack and Alex had fun playing in our man made pool in the sand.
A little while later we went back to the condo and put the kids down for a nap, then we had a BBQ before heading back to the beach to watch the firework show at the Pier.
Newport Beach was CRAZY!!! It was almost like watching MTV Spring Break. Near nudity everywhere! Drunk People EVERYWHERE!! Loud music and parties were everywhere! We honestly didn't mind unless it affected or family. It was so much fun to watch they craziness going on there. Throngs of people were walking up and down the street. It was seriously funny watching the drunk people. There was one guy who was so drunk that when he tried to get into a fight with some other guy he ended up falling flat on his back because he couldn't hold himself upright. LOL!!! Luckily that guy was on the sand so he didn't injure himself physically. The parties went on until like 2 or 3 in the morning like every night. But as long as my kids were able to sleep through it and we didn't have any problems come our way I really didn't mind! They were there to have a good time and so were we. We had a blast there in Newport Beach! It is a little more upper class than like downtown LA or some other places along the coast. So we felt pretty safe there with little kids.
The next day we headed back to St George to spend the night, it was our halfway point on our way home. We got to drive through a monsoon between Cali and UT.
On Sunday, after driving over 1900 miles and at least 31 hours, we got back home safe and sound. It was a lot of driving but our girls were troopers for the entire trip! Emma did not complain once about being stuck in her car seat. Lexi would fuss every now and again but what else would you expect from a 13 month old.