Backyard of the first house we stayed at in Venice was a dream. Kids stuff everywhere….
Breakfast in Venice with Mickey
Our cottage at Uncle Dennis’s in Beverly Hills.
Steps in the backyard
Where we stayed. So nice!
Front doors to our place
Pathway to the Cave
The Cave. Benji loved the ladder in the Cave.
Cousin Stella and Benji
Stella feeding Benji an apple before he could have a cookie…
Luca. One of five dogs at the Lavinthal household! All snuggled up on me!!!
Baby Maria Gallucci!!
Benji at the Santa Monica Pier
On plane home…
This is at the beach in Malibu we luv…
Dorks at Disneyland
Benji took a nap in the stroller, which meant we could all go on Indiana Jones!
All you can see is Benjis mouth but he was playing inside this giant pumpkin forever in Toontown. He kept “shushing” other kids that came into the pumpkin! He thought he owned the thing.
Toon Toon driving lessons
A little shy to meet Goofy but he’s been talking about it ever since!
In line to meet Mickey- benji was asking about this all day
Ceci in Mickey’s house :)
Poor Benji, after all that build up didn’t know what to do and was a little scared when he met Mickey. But he was so into it at the same time.
Jamie bought this ridiculous lollipop and somehow thought benji wouldn’t notice it. How could anyone NOT notice that?! Everyone cracked up when they saw Benji walking around with that thing!!!
It’s a small world after all. Biggest hit!
We had a blast on our trip!
Highlights included a surprise trip to Disneyland with cousin Ceci and Al, visiting with friends Jules, Dann, and their little baby Maria!!! Also Zoe & Jordan live there now, and Sho and Devin were on vacation there too!
We packed so much in this week we are exhausted. We were at the ocean, Topanga, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Silverlake, laurel canyon, ALL over!!! Which means traffic in LA…
Anyways here are pics!
Sleeping on Jamie before boarding the plane!
At Griffith Park Observatory. Hot day. Benji decided his shorts were too big and ran around the park in his undies!!
This is the backyard of the house we rented in Venice. So great for Benji! Kid stuff everywhere!!!
On a walk with cousin Ceci
Benji was fascinated with palm trees.
These are some shots of Ceci’s yurt on the top of Topanga. It is amazing. I wish I had taken more photos inside, and outside, and had a better camera to capture the magnitude of how incredible the view was. You are literally on the top of a huge mountain overlooking all of LA.
Inside the yurt. Decorated soooo nice. There’s also a big bed with a tempurpedic mattress.
Benji started back up at his preschool after two weeks off of winter break, and really had a blast being back with his buddies and teachers who he loves so much. Here are pictures from school this week!
What a fun school!!
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These are some great pictures our dear friend Zoe sent after her trip to Seattle during the holidays. Benji had a blast playing with such a fun Auntie!!!!
These guys tonight got so cute and snuggly! Benji climbed inside Jamie’s shirt. It was adorable…
A life-sized daschund puppet that looks exactly like like our dog Baby!! Because of course one could not get enough of Baby as is, a singing, dancing Baby is there to always chime in! Benji appreciates this during meal time especially, as he offers the “new” Baby bites of his food, while the real dog sits below the table, annoyed.