Today was one of those beautiful, sunny days, where the air felt just right- a day you could not pass up enjoying outside! The kids played outside while Paul did some gardening in the backyard. Lucy kept running inside with bunches of flowers and grasses to put in vases. I kept searching cupboards frantically looking for jars and vases to keep up with her newly discovered decorations for the house.
Eventually Lucy came inside for a break. It had been a while since we had done our art journals (care of a wonderful blog Tinkerlab ) so we set up an area to get creative! We had been wanting to do some leaf printing, and this seemed like the perfect time! We gathered some of the materials she had brought in and some paints to get started.
I helped Lucy set up a painting area.
And she dove right in!
Look at that concentration!
It was fun experimenting with different leaves and colors. Lucy also wanted to try printing with the flowers and grasses. It was messy, but so fun!
I can't believe our summer is coming to an end so quickly. It has definitely been a challenging one, but mixed with lots of fun and memorable times. We decided it would be fun to take a quick day trip up to San Francisco to end our final week. My husband and Lucy had seen an advertisement for a dinosaur exhibit up in Golden Gate Park, so it was decided that would be our destination!
We loaded up in the car and a few hours later we were at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park! It was gorgeous!
Lucy seems oblivious to the giant t-rex head as she's picking flowers....
We headed inside and enjoyed the exotic and interesting plants and flowers.
And then we ventured into the dinosaur exhibit! Theo was not into the dinosaurs complete with sound effects.
Afterwards, we had some fun at the nearby park and also took a ride on the carousel. Theo loved his first ride!
Definitely a good end to the summer! We'll have to come back- never realized how big Golden Gate Park is!