Friday, July 27, 2012

Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

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!

Photo a Day: Days 166- 174

Some photos from the past week~

Day 166: 7.18.12- My best friend from college came out for a visit with her family. It was the first time meeting each other's kids! So fun! I think they are meant to be best friends as well!

Day 167: 7.19.12- Fun at the aquarium.

Day 168: 7.20.12- Theodore hanging out at the beach. (There's Daddy and Lucy in the background.)

Day 169: 7.21.12- Some relaxing puzzle time.

Day 170: 7.22.12- Sunday morning pancake morning! The girls joined in our Sunday tradition!

Day 171: 7.23.12- Theo practicing his walking skills. 

Day 172: 7.24.12- Some morning artwork.

Day 173: 7.25.12- We started off doing our art journals, and it morphed into mixing colors. 

Day 174: 7.26.12- This poor guy was sick, but it almost always can cheer him up going outside in the fresh air. He loved being able to get into Lucy's fairy garden!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photo a Day: Days 155- 165

Some photos from the past week~

Day 155: 7.7.12- Hanging out at Shaver Lake! Lucy and Theo absolutely loved their first lake visit!

Day 156: 7.8.12- Peeking through the puppet theater.

Day 157: 7.9.12- Having  a little snack.

Day 158: 7.10.12- Playing before bedtime.

Day 159: 7.11.12- Lucy can not be separated from her 'peachy' blankie. It seems to go everywhere!

Day 160: 7.12.12- Grandmommy sent a box of Uncle Joe and Aunt Jill's old toys to play with. 

Day 161: 7.13.12- Cute close up!

Day 162: 7.14.12- Playing at a friend's house.

Day 163: 7.15.12- Off for a bike ride! Theodore was doing just fine until I arrived. 

Day 164: 7.16.12- Lucy watching her ballet recital on tv. 

Day 165: 7.17.12- Crayons and a glass jar= FUN! 

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Photo a Day: Days 146- 154

Some photos from the past week~

Day 146: 6.28.12- Celebrating Theo's 1st birthday! Can't believe I waited until the night before to finish his crown. Luckily, we got a photo of him wearing it before he ripped it off.

Day 147: 6.29.12- Lucy listening to the aunties read some stories. She was still feeling sad she had a hang nail. 

Day 148: 6.30.12- Here's Theodore helping Lucy do her art journal.

Day 149: 7.1.12- Clean boy!!

Day 150: 7.2.12- Trying some fresh berries at Earthbound Organic Farm Stand

Day 151: 7.3.12- Theo playing in his jammies.

Day 152: 7.4.12- Lucy placing some flags out on the 4th.

Day 153: 7.5.12- Theo playing with his new friend at the local coffee shop.

Day 154: 7.6.12- On the way to Shaver Lake, we stopped and had breakfast with Grandma on her birthday!