In the words of the immortal bard, SpongeBob, "I'm ready!"
I definitely do not want to go home, but since we must, let's get this over with already!
A day of furious packing and I think it's bedtime for this girl.
We have several nervous fliers but we have so many wonderful memories to reflect on if the going gets tough..... which it will.
Here's our last, sniff, day at the beach.
The Bigs were a fish and a mermaid. Pickle flung sand about from the safety of his beach towel, in sight of the glorious beach flags.
The time had come when Dyl Pickle's curls, that sweet baby hair, so downy and fine, now reached below his shoulders. It was a ponytail or a trim.
Here's the lock I felt he could part with.
I was so sad to do it!
While he splashed in the tub with Cubby, I sneaked a few snips with tiny cuticle scissors.
I'll revisit the ponytail idea on his second birthday.
At nearly 20 months old, our little one is saying "No!"He tries to put on his own shoes and he loves to play with cars.
We have been staying out at the beach too late to have a movie night, so we had a Movie Morning. It was actually two shows aired back to back because we are not flexible people and could not agree on a movie.
The popcorn was a universal hit.
We had a great day at Balboa Park. I can't get enough of that place. It's so gorgeous and it feels like going home. I'm delighted that the kids enjoy it, too.
We like to go early, before the crowds. We played on a sculpture of a snake and I managed 10 minutes in which to sit and have a coffee.
The Museum of Man, in the amazing California Tower, had an exhibit on monsters! So perfect.
The boys ran around, marveling at the art and interactive displays, drawing and making monsters with magnetic monster features. At the end, we each wrote our name and something we are afraid of on a paper feather and tied it to a giant dream catcher to protect us from those creatures that go bump in the night.
Hilarious side note, Cubby went to the exhibit pantless because of an accident and Dyl was shirtless beneath his overalls for due to a juice incident. He was also pantless at certain points. Hey, I've got three kids! We're flexible in our dress code.