Oh summer, how do we love thee? It’s impossible to count. And I’m already too far behind to do much commentary, so we’re going for a series of slide shows. I’ll try to be chronological, at least.
First was Jacob’s baseball trophy lunch at the park. Here’s a baseball trophy recipient, who has just graduated from coach pitch.
And the team, one last time.
Then the next day was Father’s Day. Here’s a slide show of our trip to the car show, all decked out in their car gear finest (that would be BMW shirt and hats…).
And then a day of play with friends at the park:
Then we took a quick trip to Ventura and the Channel Islands. It was amazing. There were boat rides (which evoked both awe and shrieks of “this is a torturous death trap”) and gondola rides and the island which was spectacular and amazing food and a beach hotel and botanical garden and so much more. As you can see…
Then we came home and the kids did a week of camp while I worked and we did a quick turnaround to meet Jacob’s best friend up at Pismo Beach for a vacation. There was much swimming and game playing and crab and ice cream eating and loads of beach time. We also went to the elephant seal rookery, and in the off season there are still a few hundred seals! We are totally going back for the baby season, which happens to be Rose birthday season.
And then home! Jacob is doing his fencing, while Molly is doing clarinet. I don’t have pics of Mol playing (but I will at her end of summer recital!), but here’s Jacob fencing. He’s getting so good!
And finally, we went to the Autry with friends yesterday. These guys are so lucky in their amazing friends.
Whew! Now on to the 4th long weekend, which is kicking off tonight with Shakespeare in the Park…