Last Saturday, after the pumpkin patch outing on Friday, we went on a nice hike at a nearby beach and on my goodness, it was just beautiful.
There is a pristine quality out here that I think is unique to the west. And I may be missing sea oats and palmettos, but views like these will do in the meantime.
On this particular afternoon the surf was really high, and every fifth wave or so crashed clear over the tops of these rocky cliffs.
Yesterday we went back to roughly the same spot, but this time stayed on the beach and poked at some assorted invertebrates.
And in between these two weekends marked by such spectacularly beautiful outings, I present our week in review, snapshot style.
This baby girl really loves her white bunny, and clutches him tightly while going about her business. Like climbing, mostly naked, into a basket of stuffed animals.
C and I took pictures of each other at W's first swimming lessons last week. He's doing so well! There were a couple of tears the first day but they were quickly overcome and I am so thrilled to see his confidence and excitement grow with each lesson. Plus he's just such a good boy - attentive listener, and diligently does his best for his teacher. It is proving to be an excellent venture.
Found this selfie on the iPad:
Along with a bunch of blurry shots of Star Wars characters, like this:
Incidentally, that's Ahsoka Tano hanging out with the gourds up there, who A would like to dress up as for Halloween. We are still working on the headdress part...
Cat lounging on a still-warm stove? Hmmm.
Miss Mischief here learned how to climb the stairs recently, and loves to get on this stool in the kitchen any chance she gets. She also started walking this weekend! At 10 months and 1 week, way earlier than my other two. She's amazing!
I kinda want boots like this for myself, but don't quite have the fashion guts like this girl has. Maybe someday.
Who needs toys? All three kids have gotten a ridiculous amount of mileage out of this empty oatmeal container. Seriously.
I have been sewing! Can't show the actual project because it's a Christmas present, but when I hit a lull I whipped up (finally) a new ironing board cover. Happy.
This afternoon I popped in the first DVD of my fancy Beachbody PIYO challenge set and as you can see the kids made excellent use of my yoga mat. My really good friend talked me into this. The jury is still out. Also note, new sheers on front window. Excellent addition, much less fishbowl feeling.
And lastly, to conclude this photographic digestion of the last ten days I bring you two munchkins in a box. Nothing quite like a good box.