Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend Review: Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun

We’ve been really lucky this winter and have had a LOT of sunny days.  After a couple of weeks of rainy weather, the sun came back out this weekend.  And now that Evelyn is a little bit older, we got out to take advantage of it.

All you people buried in snow, try not to be jealous!

After my 6-week post-partum checkup (still 7 pounds up – looks like I need to lay off the valentine’s candy!), and picking the kids up from school, we swung by NPS to pick Jarrod up early.  He didn’t want to miss out on the nice weather either!  We came home, ate some lunch, and then headed out to Frog Pond Wetland Preserve for a little hike/nature walk.

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The kids loved watching the ducks.  Trenton has decided that he wants to go back and take duck calls to practice so that he can go hunting with Daddy when he’s a little older.  The 3/4 mile loop was perfect for letting the kids get some energy out, soaking up the sun, learning a few fun nature facts, and spending quality time together as a family.

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Evelyn wasn’t as impressed with hiking.  She slept through her first hike.

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Saturday we split up.  Evelyn and I went up to Santa Cruz to tour the mission with a group from church, and Jarrod took the big kids to a birthday party.

The only original building remaining from California’s twelfth mission is an adobe built in the early 1800s.

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The current church was rebuilt in 1857 after two earthquakes destroyed the original 1793 building. 

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I had a great time with my baby girl and friends, and Trenton and Charlotte had a fun time at their friend’s birthday party with Daddy.

Sunday was a pretty low key day.  Other than church, we stuck around the house doing chores and playing outside soaking up more sun.

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Thanks for a great weekend, Mr. Sun.  Feel free to stick around for a while!

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9 comments:

Jen said...

You can't go wrong with gorgeous weather like that. So glad you had a good weekend. :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

We had a 'monterey day' this weekend and it was so nice to see the sun! We definitely miss the specialness of Carmel Mission and haven't fell in love with our home church yet.

Shannon said...

I think the hiking pictures are my fav pictures of your family yet!

Hana R said...

I tried really hard not to be jealous...but I am.

Mrs.B said...

What a great weekend!

Traci@TheHallway said...

Looks like a perfect weekend! I am so ready for Spring, and was so excited when I saw that the temps for the weekend/part of the week were 75!!

My Traveling Troop said...

Sunny days in Monterey are definitely ones to treasure and enjoy! I love the photos. They make me miss living in the area!

By the way, congrats on the newest addition to your family! Evelyn is beautiful!

Cheers,
Kristina

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

Not only the sun but that blue sky, wow!!! And you look great, have all the candy you want!

I'll Love You Forever said...

loving the beautiful weather! Great family time activity! Beautiful pictures! The kiddos are darling!