The family took a summer vacation to Los Angeles, the first time Sara and Helena had been there. It was also the first time Helena went to the West Coast (her longest plane flight) and that she had to deal with a three-hour time change (fun for us all). Though Helena was not discovered as the next child actress, she did get to meet Billy Bush from Access Hollywood while we were on an NBC studio tour (he did comment that she was rather cute).
Helena, Mommy, and monkey are all smiles as we get ready for the plane to take off for Los Angeles
Helena pooped out at 4:30 pm on our first day in Los Angeles while we walked around Venice Beach
Helena enjoying herself in the backseat of the car while Daddy is stuck driving in typical LA traffic!
The family in the Rose Bowl. Hope to see you again on January 1st with the Michigan Wolverines!
Sara and Helena with friends Michael and Kevin at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market
Helena getting her first haircut. Thank you Kevin!
Helena at Zuma Beach in Malibu
The family lounging at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
Helena on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to Tom Cruise's star
Family picture with Leah Adler (Steven Spielberg's mother). She owns a restaurant in downtown L.A. You wouldn't know in talking to her that her son is a well-known movie director!
Sara and Helena at NBC Studios, home of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Jay was on hiatus so we didn't get to see him)
Out for dinner celebrating Sara and Jeff's third wedding anniversary