One of our first stops in California was to meet up with my bestie, Erin. We’ve been friends for 12 years and it has been SO hard to watch her daughter, Lexi, grow up without me being there! We also met up with our friend Heather…but I don’t have a good picture!
We met up at the Aquarium and Lexi and Hudson became fast friends….well, as much as a 19 month old and 13 month old could be friends. Hudson didn’t quite get it…but Lexi was a sweetie and hugged Hudson when prompted. Adorable.
Lexi was our tour guide for the day….and her favorite part was the penguins! This photo just about kills me…it’s a framer for sure.
No actual penguins were harmed in the making of this photo.
The aquarium is awesome and has lots of fish, sharks, and sting rays you can touch! Hudson wasn’t really feeling it, but that didn’t stop me!
The last time I was at the aquarium was for a dance my senior year of high school, so it was so fun to go back with my little family!
Also during our trip my mom and I went to visit the house I grew up in. She still owns it and currently rents it out to the sweetest family. It was hard to go back but it was so nice to see our house being well taken care of!
My little California boy!
We also hit up In-N-Out. Twice. Yum.
And introduced Hudson to the ocean! He was not a fan.
Hudson is just like his mommy and could do without the sand and cold water!
I’m so thankful we were able to let Hudson experience some of my favorite things about California….we’ve promised to take him back to visit often!