Monday, January 16, 2017

Turtle Rock Nature Center

12:30 church is apparently a nightmare, so we've started coming up with a list of fun things to do without Dad. And then he was working Saturday, so we got started. We went to the Turtle Rock Nature Center. Arthur threw up on the way there, but other than that... The nature trail has fun little things to do every 100 feet or so (labyrinth, bridges, cool cacti, sundial etc) and we got a scavenger hunt from the center. Not much animal life in January, but we saw a few creatures. The kids also liked the puppets, books, and displays in the center, and of course the nearby playground.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Family Hike at Quail Hill

A post-chapel cleaning hike at Quail Hill on a cool, Saturday morning. We told Sienna it was a race, which she was all for.

Arthur 13 Months

Handsome guy after church.

Arthur is a handful.  He follows around making messes behind you as you clean up the last ones.

He is getting to be a better milk drinker.  Sometimes I can convince him with milkshakes, or distract him with magnets.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning

Christmas Eve, all clean and in their new jammies from Aunt Pat and Shannon.
 Pokemon cards and stockings.

This is basically all Arthur got.

We had an hour of church, which was lovely, at 9.

Kids didn't get much by way of toys, but they were pretty happy with their gifts! They each got a stuffed Pokemon, and they are already well loved.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas Week with Leonard and Sumana

Leonard and Sumana came to visit for Christmas!

We went to see Rogue One and got caught in the rain afterwards.

We planned to hike, but the rain led to a paved trail walk at the Back Bay instead.

Neighborhood Christmas bash.

We went up to Los Osos for a night.

Walked the length of Crescent Bay at low tide.

And got our hike in the day after Christmas.  John and Sumana did a more intense loop, and the rest of us walked half an hour in, then turned back.

Los Osos with Leonard

We drove out to Los Osos with Leonard and Sumana for one night to see the family.

Yummy lunch on the way.

Adults and babies walked down to the bay, rained the whole way back.

Next morning walk in the Elfin Forest