Our new house has a TINY little yard that we use ALL the time, every day. Favorite activities include: rolling in the grass, chasing balls, blowing bubbles, throwing airplanes, drawing with chalk, digging dirt, wrestling with each other, etc. The life of a kid and his dog is pretty sweet.
This Saturday we decided to go for a hike to the tide pools at the Cabrillo National Monument - the site where the Euros first set foot on the west coast of the Americas. Well, now the Euros are back.
Axel and Far learning about the local wildlife. The sign said "The Tide Pools are teeming with wild life such as crabs, octopus....".
"Where are those damn crabs??" (we didn't find any)
Axel wanted his picture taken while standing on a rock.
Far and Axel LL Bean catalog shot.
Mom catching a quick snuggle.
After seeing the museum (boring!) we marveled at the spectacular view of San Diego Bay. Down below we saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the water. Quite a sight - and I had left my camera in the car with Luna (who was not allowed in the museum). Anyway, a great way to spend Saturday morning.
We bought one of those bouncy houses for Axel's birthday party. When I saw how cheap they were online compared to the ones you could rent, I just had to do it. Even though the weight limit is supposed to be 250 lbs, it didn't really work when I tried to bounce on it myself . . . darn it, too bad!
Our family set it up as a "test" before the big birthday party:
Contractors are highly entertaining for little boys. They get to use ALL the cool equipment like shovels, wheelbarrows, hammers, and drills. Plus they get to dig up dirt piles and make loud noises. Axel ate his breakfast next to the window so he didn't miss a second of the show.
Me, I am much more interested in the end game. The wallpaper and the fireplace were removed. The fake grass was installed in our little yard. All was completed on time and on budget. I am happy.
We moved into the new house and one of the biggest perks are the neighbors. They are all really friendly and best of all there are THREE children the same exact age as Axel so if everyone sticks around there should be no lack of playmates in our future. Axel plays on a daily basis with "my new neighbor best friend Peyton".