We took the boys to explore the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. It was impressively large. Luckily, we didn’t loose any of them inside of it.

The boys liked sitting inside of the various aircraft the best. I loved seeing the old UNIVAC computer and core memory… because I’m a geek.

Most of all, the trip made me think of my Grandpa Ladd, who was a Seabee in World War II and would have loved to see the Midway.


If Connor practices enough maybe I’ll sit him out at Balboa Park with a tip jar.


My father-in-law Eddie wanted to take all his grandkids to Knott’s Berry Farm to celebrate his birthday. Most of the Loera clan was able to make it.


Gavin and Connor earned us all free tickets into the San Diego Air and Space Museum though our local library’s reading program. So, we decided to check it out.

I didn’t have a good lens to get many pictures (everything was too large to get in frame), but we all had fun. The Transformer robot was for a special exhibit we didn’t pay to get into, but Connor needed a picture in front of his beloved robot. Connor also loved all the NASA spacecraft… future astronaut?


This Halloween Gavin dressed up as a pirate and Connor was Plex, the robot from Yo Gabba Gabba.

Gavin got to dress up at school with all his friends. His kindergarten teacher looked like she was having a good time dressed up like a gorilla.

Connor is still wearing his robot costume many months later (as I write this). He really wants to be a robot some day.