Socal Trip Part 1

During our fall break we drove to Socal and went to Harry Potter World in Universal Studios and Disneyland! We got super cool wands that you could use to cast spells all around Hogsmeade. We stayed in five different hotels! Here is the first part, Harry Potter World!

-Kayli and Leia

Our first stop was Olivander's where Leia got Harry's wand and Kayli got Hermione's. Mommy and Daddy said they were very expensive and kept yelling at us to not drop them.
Our first stop was Olivander’s where Leia got Harry’s wand and Kayli got Hermione’s. Mommy and Daddy said they were very expensive and kept yelling at us to not drop them.
We tried some frozen butterbeer because it was a hot day.
We tried some frozen butterbeer because it was a hot day.
The Hogwarts Express!
The Hogwarts Express!
Hogwarts! Only Daddy went on the ride inside because we are too short and Mommy gets too motion sick.
Hogwarts! Only Daddy went on the ride inside because we are too short and Mommy gets too motion sick.
Leia ate so much cotton candy that Kayli was concerned she might die.
Leia ate so much cotton candy that Kayli was concerned she might die.

 

The Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students with Hermione!
The Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students with Hermione!

Here is one of the spells we got to cast with our wands.

Here is another!

When we finally finished with the Harry Potter part, it was really hot so we got soaked in the water park!
When we finally finished with the Harry Potter part, it was really hot so we got soaked in the water park!

Portland Road Trip: Part 5

The last few days of our trip were good. We went to an awesome bookstore and bought some books. On our way home we stopped in Bend, Mt. Shasta, and Fairfield. It started to get super hot, but we missed the heatwave in Portland and at home. We are great at road trips, as long as we have Harry Potter audiobooks, iPads, snacks and stop a ton.

– Kayli and Leia

We went to a humungous bookstore called Powell's and bought a bunch of excellent books!
We went to a humungous bookstore called Powell’s and bought a bunch of excellent books!
In Bend, we explored this super dark lava cave where it was freezing cold and we had to use flashlights to see anything!
In Bend, we explored this super dark lava cave where it was freezing cold and we had to use flashlights to see anything!
In Mt Shasta we got to stay in a super cool hotel with a hammock right in the middle of the room!!!
In Mt Shasta we got to stay in a super cool hotel with a hammock right in the middle of the room!!!
We played with it a lot...
We played with it a lot…
Finally on our last day, we went to a kind of boring town called Fairfield but there was a Jelly Belly factory!
Finally on our last day, we went to a kind of boring town called Fairfield but there was a Jelly Belly factory!

Portland Road Trip: Part 4

We stayed in Portland for four days. The first day was tons and tons of hiking. We did the longest and highest hike we’ve ever done, Multnomah Falls! We were really tired after 15 mins, but then Mommy and Daddy bribed us to go to the top. It was a good bribe that gave us tons of energy, and we raced to the top. The next day, we drove really far to eat some cheese.

– Kayli and Leia

This was the Multnomah Falls bridge that was pretty easy to get to, but we had to go another 2 miles!
This was the Multnomah Falls bridge that was pretty easy to get to, but we had to go another 2 miles!
Mommy and Daddy bribed us to hike to the top with $15 worth of gift store stuff, EACH! After that we ran all the way up without stopping!
Mommy and Daddy bribed us to hike to the top with $15 worth of gift store stuff, EACH! After that we ran all the way up without stopping!
 One more pic on the way back down, and then we each got TWO TOYS from the store!
One more pic on the way back down, and then we each got TWO TOYS from the store!
We said we would never hike again, but then Mommy and Daddy made us do ANOTHER one on the same day! This is Horseshoe Falls and we got to go behind it!
We said we would never hike again, but then Mommy and Daddy made us do ANOTHER one on the same day! This is Horseshoe Falls and we got to go behind it!
The next day we drove to the Tillamook factory and got lots of cheese samples, but we didn't really like their grilled cheese sandwiches or ice cream.
The next day we drove to the Tillamook factory and got lots of cheese samples, but we didn’t really like their grilled cheese sandwiches or ice cream.
Leia complained a lot, but she liked the cheese van.
Leia complained a lot, but she liked the cheese van.

Portland Road Trip: Part 3

We made it to Oregon the next day and stopped in Eugene. We got to listen to some live music at their Saturday Market, got our nails painted, and of course, played at a park while Mommy and Daddy got boba. That was our last stop before finally making it to Portland!

-Kayli and Leia

We stopped in Eugene where there was a cool market and these guys painted our nails! We stayed soooo still.
We stopped in Eugene where there was a cool market and these guys painted our nails! We stayed soooo still.

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We wanted a donut but just ate lots of junk food so we took these pictures instead.
We wanted a donut but just ate lots of junk food so we took these pictures instead.
We ate delicious pizza for dinner!
We ate delicious pizza for dinner!
It was one of Kayli's favorite pizzas
It was one of Kayli’s favorite pizzas
Finally, after a nap, we arrived in Portland. Here is a rainbow we saw right after parking at our hotel!
Finally, after a nap, we arrived in Portland. Here is a rainbow we saw right after parking at our hotel!

Portland Road Trip: Part 2

The next day, we went on a short hike to a beautiful waterfall called Burney Falls! It was probably the best we’ve ever seen, and it was a very short hike too. We had lots of time so we went back toward our hotel in Burney, had a yummy lunch with lots of fried food, and then went bowling!

-Kayli and Leia

We started our first hike to Burney Falls doing funny things!
We started our first hike to Burney Falls doing funny things!
We kept doing funny things and Daddy took funny pictures. Mommy tried to hide from the pictures.
We kept doing funny things and Daddy took funny pictures. Mommy tried to hide from the pictures.
It was really fun!
It was really fun! Kayli looks a little crazy with her missing teeth.
And a nice picture in front of the beautiful waterfall!
And a nice picture in front of the beautiful waterfall!
Someone took a picture for us!
Someone took a picture for us!
It was a short hike, so afterwards we had a yummy lunch and then we went bowling!!
It was a short hike, so afterwards we had a yummy lunch and then we went bowling!!

Portland Road Trip: Part 1

As soon as we got out of the last day of school, we went on a road trip to Portland! Since we are not good at long car rides, Mommy and Daddy decided to drive only a little bit each day, so it took us 4 days to get there! We stopped at a lot of places, slept a lot in the car, listened to two whole Harry Potter books, and ate sooooo many snacks.

-Kayli and Leia

We slept a lot in the car. We got to the hotel at 11pm and went right back to sleep!
We slept a lot in the car. We got to the hotel at 11pm and went right back to sleep!
Our first stop was Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's the worst park ever. There is no playground and it stinks. Here is Kayli with some cool bubbling water, but not happy because it is stinky water.
Our first stop was Lassen Volcanic National Park. It’s the worst park ever. There is no playground and it stinks. Here is Kayli with some cool bubbling water, but not happy because it is stinky water.
There was snow though, in Summer!
There was snow though, in Summer!
And a frozen lake!!
And a frozen lake!!
There were also boring hikes. This one went to a cold boiling lake that was not very interesting. All the sad trees were burned.
There were also boring hikes. This one went to a cold boiling lake that was not very interesting. All the sad trees were burned.
Then we drove to our next hotel that had twin beds!!
Then we drove to our next hotel that had twin beds!!

Leia’s belated birthday

Leia turned 5 a long time ago in March. We had a Harry Potter themed birthday party… with Paw Patrol too!

Leia had a pound cake for her birthday, which is also the only cake that Kayli likes!
Leia had a pound cake for her birthday, which is also the only cake that Kayli likes!
Everyone got wants, glasses, and scars to turn into Harry Potter
Everyone got wants, glasses, and scars to turn into Harry Potter
Or into... Hermione with a scar!
Or into… Hermione with a scar!
Then Kayli broke Skye pinata's head off
Then Kayli broke Skye pinata’s head off
And Uncle Mike setup a zipline at the park!
And Uncle Mike setup a zipline at the park!
Leia loved playing with her new toys.
Leia loved playing with her new toys.

Ski Trip Part 2!

We had a lot of fun on the second day and got way better at skiing! We even got to go on the slope with jumps and tricks, and were pretty good at skiing around them. It was so hot, we don’t know how the snow didn’t all melt. We didn’t wear any jackets or goggles, and sunburned our faces and eyes. Can’t wait to go back!

-Kayli and Leia

Leia looking good in her snow bib and unicorn helmet!
Leia looking good in her snow bib and unicorn helmet!
Kayli looking sporty and ready to ski!
Kayli looking sporty and ready to ski!
We love skiing!
We love skiing!
We stopped by Fairytale Land in Sacramento on the way back. Daddy sneezed a lot.
We stopped by Fairytale Land in Sacramento on the way back. Daddy sneezed a lot.
And then... nap time in the car for the drive home. Leia slept soundly...
And then… nap time in the car for the drive home. Leia slept soundly…
And Kayli had some awesome dreams!
And Kayli had some awesome dreams!

Ski Trip Part 1!

This spring break, we went skiing at Lake Tahoe! Actually it was a mountain near Truckee. We never saw Lake Tahoe. We tried to go last year but Kayli got Coronavirus so we had to cancel everything. This year though, we took a nice drive to Tahoe with a super fun stop in Sacramento. We ate tons of snacks and ordered lots of mac and cheese that we did not eat. We learned to ski and we are so good! Leia fell off the ski lift once but went right back on and even learned to jump! Mommy and Daddy are so happy that we love this super expensive sport!

– Kayli and Leia

We started out with a long car ride. After lots of crying because Leia forgot her pink blanket at home, lots of iPad watching cheered her up!
We started out with a long car ride. After lots of crying because Leia forgot her pink blanket at home, lots of iPad watching cheered her up!
We stopped at a Golfland and played mini golf for the first time!
We stopped at a Golfland and played mini golf for the first time!
And got to play arcade games. We got 475 tickets, and used them all to get lots of junk.
And got to play arcade games. We got 475 tickets, and used them all to get lots of junk.
Sleepy time. Leia turned around 180 degrees and took off her pants in her sleep.
Sleepy time. Leia turned around 180 degrees and took off her pants in her sleep.
First time in our ski gear! We look good, despite humongous goggles.
First time in our ski gear! We look good, despite humongous goggles.
Mommy and Daddy look so good on the ski lift!
Mommy and Daddy look so good on the ski lift!
Daddy and Kayli look awesome on the ski lift!
Daddy and Kayli look awesome on the ski lift!