We headed back out to Malibu for our special day!!!! We had lunch here at Duke's!!!! We have eaten at the Duke's on Waikiki Beach as well.
We sat here in the corner with this big picture window in front of us, the big window was opened and it was an amazing sight!!!
Time to eat!!!
I snapped this picture of a sea gull flying by!!!
The view out the window!!! The waves were crashing on these rocks right below!!!
Camdyn's new favorite pastime at restaurants is coloring!!!
Guess who I got to meet???? The REAL Original GIDGET!!!!! She comes into Duke's to greet customers on Sundays and Tuesdays!!!! I bought her book and she autographed it, I will do a post on the book soon!!!!!Her real name is Kathy Kohner but all the locals greet her with Hi Gidget!!!!She is 67 years old and she says she still surfs occasionlly!!!!
We then drove around for a few hours so little Miss Camdyn could take a nap before her big PHOTO SHOOT!!!!! Now for the story as to why we took another trip!!!! My daughter and I decided to keep this trip a secret until we returned home. To get on the phone or internet and tell the story of Camdyn getting this opportunity seemed a bit ostentatious. So until we returned and knew for sure she would be photographed we waited to tell the story now!!!!When Camdyn fell out of her stroller last week and nearly bit all the way through her lip we thought how close she came to not being able to do this!!!! So you just never know if Babies will cooperate and be animated and full of fun and do exactly what the photographer is wanting. We arrived at this beautiful house in Malibu at our appointed time. They were running a little behind schedule so we just played around this beautiful beachfront property!!!!According to the internet this house was built in 1978 and estimates have it's value at 5 million dollars!!!!! The lot size is around 1/2 acre!!!To get to the Private beach you walk down approx. 100 steps!!!!There you will find a 1 room little cabana with a bathroom.
It has quite a large driveway that holds approx. 40 or more cars, I hear the owners also rent their home out for weddings!!!!This family has grown adult children but keep all the remaining play equipment up for renting out the house purposes!!! Their was a playground with swings, slides, basketball court, tether ball and a playhouse.
This is a bathroom near the playground!!!!
The big beautiful yard with it's gazebo!!!!And a view to die for!!!!!
The back yard BBQ area, also here is where Camdyn's shoot took place!!!
One of 2 apple trees on the property.
Some of the garden area and that playhouse!!!
The front of the house that faces the ocean!!! The Breakfast nook and Kitchen area.
Rose garden and formal dining room area.
Outdoor sink by the BBQ area!!! I think the owner of the house likes to plant flowers in pots as there was like 100 of them everywhere!!!!
Time for Camdyn's photo shoot!!!!This is the side of the house!!There is 2 narrow driveways that come down from the main driveway!!! it is all paved in red bricks.
The rose garden out front.
That walk way down to the beach!!! A bit steep to say the least!!! You would walk down 10-20 narrow steps then their was a curved walkway to more stairs!!!!
I snapped this of myself!!!!
Camdyn playing with the other kids before her shoot!!!That little boy thought he owned the tether ball!!!!
Nope!!! my turn!!!!
Time to change into the outfit they want you to wear!!! It was an organic outfit made from bamboo, and of course the SHOES!!!! After all it is the shoes that the Company is advertising!!!! My daughter was just entering her into a photo contest wearing this brand of shoes to win a pair!!! And guess what!!! Camdyn won a photo shoot for the shoes 2010 spring/summer shoe line to be advertised in magazines as well as online!!!!!
getting to know the photographer and getting comfortable with the crew!!!!
This guy was amazing!!!He made balloon objects, had a bubble maker and sang her songs and she just did what ever he wanted her to do!!!!!
They had to pull up those pants so you could SEE those shoes!!!!!
She did so good and she looked so cute doing it!!!!That is the owner of the shoe company the lady in dark blue!!!
Mommy even got to be photographed walking with her!!!!
I was not expecting to do that!!!!
I'm so glad I got to go along and see this all for myself!!!!
what a fun trip!!!!!