The day before my dad's birthday, and before all the family arrived, Brett, Bri and I went to Sophie's kindergarten performance! She sang songs with her class and all the other kindergarten classes. Among the music were love songs by the Beatles, Peter Pan songs and De Colores.
My Dad turned 50 while we were in San Diego. A bunch of our family came down to celebrate. It was magical. I could have seriously stayed for another three weeks, but unfortunately we could only stay for half a week. I have really missed my home, and still miss it right now.
On Dad's Birthday morning we had a "breakfast of champions" where we all ate my mom's delicious gourmet breakfast bagels.
Then we went down to the park (it's right down the hill from us) to do a boot camp my mom designed with some trainer friends of hers (my mom is a personal trainer).
She had a retired navy seal and some personal trainer students from a nearby community college set up workout stations around the whole park and we rotated every minute or so. It was so fun! The retired navy seal was hard on us and I liked it!
Before the rotation process began, the trainers and navy seal guy had my dad demonstrate every station for us such as:
After the workout of all workouts, we went showered and got ourselves looking o-so-beautiful and went to the fabulous restaurant Urban Plates. I had steak, fresh veggies and pesto pasta and nearly died from happiness, or rather nearly passed into a food coma.
Then the crew went to see The Avengers. Loved it! I was rather bored at first, but it grew more interesting and more hilarious until I was completely satisfied at the end. Loved The Hulk and Ironman. Robert Downey Jr. all the wayyyy!!!!
After the entertaining Avengers, we proceeded to a delightful tailgate party in the parking lot of Petco Park in downtown SD to eat before the Padres Game.
The game was delightful, even though it lasted 12 innings and yet my family insisted on staying till the end, only to see the Padres lose 8 to 9. It still was extremely fun. Baseball games are the best, and I don't really care who wins and loses honestly.
On Saturday, we went on a hike at Torrey Pines national reserve and were led by our dear friend, Melba, who is a volunteer guide there.
After, we furthered our celebration at my Nana and Poppop's house where we brunched.
We finished the day off with the beach and yet another fantastic meal at Roberto's Mexican Grill
And relaxed in our jacuzzi.
All of this in celebration of my Papa! I love you, Dad! You're the best ever and I am so lucky to call you my father! Happy 50th! May you have 50 more splendid years to come!