it was officially decided last year that every february a girls trip was in order. this year wasn't any different. my amazing mom planned an incredible week in del mar california for the girls. the weather in chicago was horrible leading up to my trip so needless to say i was excited for some sun.
the trip was simply perfect. we stayed at my aunt and uncles incredible condo (talk about interior designers heaven) with the most amazing view of the ocean. we could walk about the door and in about 2 seconds end up at the beach!
we spent the week shopping, exploring new fun streets, playing at the beach, eating way too many good treats and even hit up the san diego zoo. i loved being with lainey bug. it seems like she grows two years every time i see her again. i love that she would chat with me and tell me stories. she would also give baby cousin kisses. melted my heart!
mom and lainey bug. i think lainey loved having grandma around 24/7. i think grandma liked it too ;-)
just some more fun in the sun!
just two bumps. megs is due in just a couple of weeks. how fun to have cousins so close together!
i would walk with lainey to the ocean to get water for her sand. every time she would turn around and say "bye guys, we'll be right back...stay there". seriously the cutest little girl!
best group shot we could get at the zoo!
just some random fun with my best friend! so grateful to have her as my mom // lainey came out one more and said "sydney i found your jewelry"....always so helpful!
some more fun at the zoo. lainey bug loved seeing all the animals and kept asking to "see more manamals" // don't mind the fat pregnant lady eating ice cream as big as her face....it was needed!
the view from the patio. a view like this can cure any winter blues!
all the heaton girls!
saying goodbye was heartbreaking. the week went by way too fast. i cried the whole last day. it's hard saying goodbye to my mom. i'll see her again in a couple of months but for some reason being away is getting harder and harder.
thanks mom for the most amazing week! it was so nice to take a break from life and get spoiled from my momma! i am so grateful for your incredible example. i hope i can be half the mom you are for my little ones.
counting down the days to next years girls trip!!!!