March 27, 2010
March 19, 2010
It has felt like summer this week in Southern California. So, we have tried to get outside quite a bit to enjoy it. Today, while Tyler was in school, Dylan, Austin and I went to the Huntington Library to explore the gardens with a friend.
When we first got there, we went over to the Children's Garden. Austin was so captured by these flowers that I could not get his attention to take a picture. Another girl came over and asked to take his picture (obviously because of how cute he is), and she could not get his attention, either!
The last time we were here, I sat on a bench to feed Austin, while my mom took the boys through the Japanese Garden. So, Dylan was thrilled to be my guide through the bamboo forest and up and down the steps to the bridge over the koi pond. It is beautiful, but unfortunately, there are a lot of hills, and I was carrying Austin and a HEAVY diaper bag, so there are no pictures there.
Fun on the lawn after a long day of walking and exploring the gardens:
Posted by Kerri at 3/19/2010
March 13, 2010
We went hiking recently, but the trail we were hoping to go on was closed - dang Station Fire! So, we decided to try this hike up Mount Wilson, instead. The boys didn't fair quite as well on this hike, but we couldn't blame them. It was hot and the trail was very steep and narrow. We might have gone 1 mile before turning around to go back home. At least the pictures were great, though!
March 12, 2010
* hint - it is more than meets the eye!
Posted by Kerri at 3/12/2010
March 5, 2010
Also in November, we went down to Orange County to celebrate a friend's birthday. She hosted it at this incredible gym. There were pictures of Olympic Gymnasts all through the gym. Anyways, the kids got to enjoy themselves on all the apparatuses.
Posted by Kerri at 3/05/2010
My parents came to visit for a couple of days in November. We went to the Santa Monica Pier, Getty Museum, Griffith Observatory, and failed a visit to Dodger Stadium.
Grandpa was kind enough to oblige Dylan and read at least 10 books in a row.
Even on a cloudy day, the Santa Monica Pier is beautiful:
When we were on the pier, there were a few women passing out tons of free samples of Stride gum. So, we ended up with quite a load of it. Tyler and Dylan had never liked gum because they thought the minty stuff was too spicy, but this was bubble gum. Well, they immediately loved it. So, I want to remember how funny this picture is with Dylan in his race car jacket driving a race car, giving the thumbs up all while chewing on his gum. Hopefully this is as close as he ever gets to becoming a red neck!
And, of course, Tyler is driving with all the intensity he can muster up.
This museum is fabulous in all sorts of ways. It has beautiful architecture, spectacular views and is very kid-friendly. My wild children have run around this place like crazy without ever getting in trouble. However, right after these pictures were taken, we got in trouble with security for trespassing on one of the sculptures.
Remember I mentioned "kid-friendly"? The kids can roll down their perfectly manicured lawns in the garden. Dylan, however, did not execute a successful roll and was pretty upset about the whole thing.
And here he is pouting:
Good thing Grandpa was on hand to make him feel better!
Oh, and Austin was happy as a clam sitting snug in the Bjorn:
Posted by Kerri at 3/05/2010