Mother's Day in California

This is a little delayed - we moved into a house last week and we still don't have interest.   But, we do have sheets and towels now.  Small victories. I just wanted to share some pictures from Mother's Day weekend.

I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  My boys took me out exploring.  On Saturday, we headed south towards Monterey just to see what we could see.  On Sunday we headed north to Muir Woods to see the redwoods.  All in all, it was a fantastic weekend.  We were outside almost the entire time.  Since Christmas, my husband has been trying to pitch California in the best light possible.  He has been telling me that California is all about outdoor living.  A funny marketing plan from someone who only wants to gaze on the outdoors from the comfy indoors. 

But, this weekend, he humored me.  It was rainy here.  I have to admit, it was a legitimate rain on Saturday morning.  I'm told that this is unusual.  The rain is usually over by now and my not be back until October.  Yup.  October.  So, we just decided to get in the car and head out.

That's me getting pantsed by a seven year old.

That's me getting pantsed by a seven year old.

We headed south right after lunch.  We just pulled off at any little sight seeing signs that popped up along the way.  That's how we found this awesome beach.  We ran races and did cannon balls in the sand.  There were lots of smiles and laughs.  We also learned a valuable lesson; keep towels and a change of shorts in the car.  The boys just can't resist the water and the sand.

As we were leaving the beach, we were trying to figure out why so many people were hanging out taking pictures.  Then, we figured it out.  Sea lions!  They were just out resting and relaxing.  (They seem to do a lot of that.)  We also saw some sea otters playing in the water.  Pictures of sea otters are not very exciting - just a dark blob in the water.  But we had fun watching them chase each other and play in the water.  They were almost having as much fun as we were. 

In Monterey, we found the lighthouse beach.  The boys and I climbed all over the rocks.  We had a grand time.  My husband...well, let's just say he was happy that we were happy. 

This was my big find while climbing the rocks.  I don't know what it's called, but it's beautiful.  It was empty, so I slipped it in my sweater pocket.  It made it all the way back to the apartment without breaking. 

My oldest might as well be a little spider monkey.  He absolutely loved climbing and jumping on the rocks.  He outpaced us all.  Just two years ago, he would barely leave my side.  Now, he is fearless.  I'm so proud of him.  I wish he keep being brand and stop growing up, all at the same time.

As we were driving, I worked on a new project.  Something for my mom.