{POTD} Weekend Highlights

Today I am resting after a few days of being busy and having fun.  Friday was my birthday so I went over to a friends house for a few hours to enjoy some poolside fun.  My son had an absolute blast.  He wore himself out so much that when we arrived home just before dinner, he crawled on the couch and fell asleep immediately.

CJ kicking back in the pool

CJ kicking back in the pool

Saturday dawned early and dark for CJ.  It was around 5am when he came into the master bedroom for something.  The alarm was set to wake us at 6:30am but once CJ woke me, there was no going back to sleep for me.  After breakfast at our local Denny’s which later made me sick we arrived at Legoland.   Legoland was pretty crowded but I expected it to be especially since it was a holiday.  The highlight of CJ’s day was building lego race cars and testing them on the downhill tracks which he could have done at home for free and getting wet.  I am so thankful I was able to get his ticket for considerably less and that I had a BOGO for the adult admissions too.

Legoland Entrance

Legoland Entrance

Yours truly in front of the camera for a change

Yours truly in front of the camera for a change

Lego racer building : The best part of the trip according to CJ

Lego racer building : The best part of the trip according to CJ

CJ and Daddy getting wet as they soak the passerbyers

CJ and Daddy getting wet as they soak the passerbyers

We ended out night with a display of fireworks and manuevering our way out of the parking lot and back onto the freeway home.

Fireworks over Legoland

Fireworks over Legoland

Then today when I finally crawled out of bed and made my way to my computer, I had a pleasant surprise in my email.  Earlier this past week I had left comments about a product giveaway over at PetaPixel and luckily I was the winner.  Just love getting prizes, especially when they are for my camera.  Can’t wait to try out my new a handheld tripod from QuikPod.

Stock photo from Quikpod website of Quikpod in use

Stock photo from Quikpod website of Quikpod in use

{POTD} Summer Stock Sunday #5

Time for another Summer Stock Sunday

The days of summer are quickly heating up.  Just over 100 degrees outside right now and its just about 6:21pm here in California.  And summer has just begun.  I think its time for me to find the swim suit and join my son and his friend in the kiddie pool out back.

Wishing everyone a scent-sational Sunday!

Boys playing in pool

Close up of CJ

Close up of CJ

Tyler splashes

Tyler splashes

{POTD} A stock of summer photos on Sunday

Sunday has dawned the official start to summer.  Soon it will be time to lock ourselves inside where the swamp cooler runs 24/7 to keep cool during the hot days in the desert sun.  And starting tomorrow I will waking with the sun so that I may get in my daily walk before it gets too hot out.  If only we had a pool like the one we were at on Friday, then you would find us there most of the time.  Here’s a few photos of my son CJ enjoying the pool on Friday and my contribution to Around the Islands edition of Summer Stock Sunday#4.

Step one: get in the pool

Step one: get in the pool

Step two: plug the nose

Step two: plug the nose

Step three: submerge into the water

Step three: submerge into the water

Step four: Breathe!

Step four: Breathe!

Now I am off to upload the 300 pictures I took on Friday to Snapfish and have a photobook made since I won a $50 gift card last week while blogging.  I’ve been using Snapfish for a while now and getting the gift card was just an added bonus.  But Snapfish is always running specials that you can take advantage of just about anytime.  So once you take all those Father’s Day pictures, why don’t you upload them to Snapfish and have them printed out.  Here is a special code just for you:   June Promotion 50 Free Prints + Free Shipping on orders over $30 use coupon code: SHIP30 Exp. 6/30