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Ripon, CA, United States
I am a stay at home mom who loves crafts, scrapbooking, baking, surfing the web, and chasing my kids around. I just realized the house is NEVER going to be clean again. I have an amazing husband who is patient, loving and who cooks and cleans. We've been married for over ten years now. This is our life.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Monterey Part Two

Back to the awesome Dennis the Menace park.  Above is a huge roller slide which AJ and I went down together.  AJ braves the lion's head water fountain below.

Nate loves going down slides now.  But probably loves climbing back up more.

AJ and I walking across the swinging bridge.  It was so cool!

Hanging out at the Children's Museum while Taro was at his work conference.  This ambulance had working lights and sirens.

Nate absolutely loved the firetruck.  Well, the steering wheel mostly.

Dr. Nate attempting to play Operation.

Row, row, row your boat.  Every little venue was Monterey themed.

Of course you have to golf while in Monterey.  This is for Grandpa Chuck.

They will even drive the golf cart for you Grandpa.

 Playing restaurant.

Finally made it through the conference and took an extra day to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is awesome!  The kids loved it! Star fish and anemones.

Another awesome pose from AJ.

Checking out the two story Kelp Forest.

The jellyfish exhibits are the coolest!

AJ kept talking about the jellyfish.  So many different ones to see.

The biggest tank you've ever seen.  Look at the size of the people, people!  Those fish are huge!

The scariest/weirdest fish I've ever seen before!  It was HUGE!!!

Biggest laugh of the day:  Our attempt at a family picture!  HA!

Second day of the aquarium.  My little penguins climbing out of their shell.

Stopping by the beach before we leave.  Nate was thoroughly enjoying himself in the sand.

Taro and AJ climbing rocks and looking for sea creatures in the tide pools.

3/4th of a family picture.

You can see why I had to break this into two posts.  Too many pictures to choose from.  Next up, Carpinteria pics! I think we are now officially beached out!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Monterey part 1

My swimming buddies.  The water was so warm.

AJ climbing a huge anchor near the Fisherman's Wharf.

The boys checking out the view of the bay.

AJ said "Mom, take my picture."  These are the types of poses I get these days.  Notice the t-shirt says "University of Awesomeness"!  HAHA.  Thanks Nori!

My boys at the entrance of the Wharf.

The bird handler at the Farmer's Market told me to get my camera ready.  So I did.  Nate hasn't quite realized what is going on here.

Clearly not pleased.

The coolest park ever.  It was the Dennis the Menance playground.  Pirate Ship playground first.