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Monday, May 12, 2014

Chocolate donut in hand, toes in the sand

IMG_2333-2LRThat’s what I wanted for Mother’s Day, and it was just as nice as I thought it would be.


We like to visit this Little Free Library on the way to the beach. We save the girls’ used books for this place now:IMG_2271-2LR

Tidepools always have interesting surprises. The hermit crabs at this one are always so dang cute:IMG_2282-2LR

It was windy on Saturday, but couldn’t have been prettier on Sunday:IMG_2344-2LR

Ro made lots of sand tattoos, both girls designed a couple of sand princesses, Dusty was pretty chill under his mat/chair shade, and TubaDad napped on the beach with all parts covered (he was heading out on an intl bus trip and didn’t want to be sunburned). I plopped my toes in the sand and soaked it all in:IMG_2405-2LR

Can you read this tattoo?:IMG_2382-2LRIMG_2408-2LR

Beach living can make you very nappy:IMG_2318-2LR

We’ve decided that the restaurant with the best view in Monterey is the Fish Hopper. I don’t even know how many seals and otters cavorted by while we were dining. If you want to go, make sure to pop on OpenTable first and make reservations – then you can just breeze in ahead of the crowds:IMG_2323-2LR

Happy Mother’s Day!

PS: It wouldn’t be a typical day in *our* life without a little chaos. While TubaDad was out getting a haircut on Mother’s Day, one daughter overflowed the toilet and told me AFTER the water was already spreading across the bathroom floor.


  1. Anonymous5/12/2014

    Looks like a great time. Can't wait to come play on the beach with you!
    I'm a good napper too.

    Uncle Bobby

  2. Looks like so much fun! I hear Cindy's Waterfront is a great place for kids... call and get a reservation for the windows... they give you binoculars to use as you dine. I am a good napper too. Tate not so much... more the twinados style.

    1. Cool, thanks, I'll check that one out!

  3. Anonymous5/12/2014

    How does one tell ro from ree?

    1. Probably the easiest way to tell in photos is that Ree's face is wider and her jaw is more square.

  4. Ah, now that's a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day!!

    Can you please hop on OpenTable and book us for July 2015? :o)

    Love you friend!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  5. Happy Mother's day......looks like you all had the perfect day!

  6. Anonymous5/14/2014

    What a sweet blessed Mothers day. Your girls are sure growing fast.(I've been reading your blog since '09) Pictures are so cute, as always.

    enjoy your weekend


  7. Love the photos; the girls are growing up! If you are in Florida, St. Augustine Beach is our favorite!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  8. Anonymous5/26/2014

    Happy Mama Day!! Miss your frequent postings. :(

  9. A perfect way to spend the day!