Okay, it's been a while, but I finally have a few minutes to try to get caught up a little! So, let's rewind to mid July, shall we? (And can you believe how little and cute our little boy was?)
My parents left Santa Cruz Friday morning, leaving our little family to enjoy the weekend solo. Ed, unfortunately, had to work, but Evan and I decided to fit in a beach trip. It was a little complicated walking there with Evan and all our stuff, but we made it work.
Once we got there, I set up his play mat and then tied his blanket over it to create a shade structure. It worked pretty well and gave him a happy place to hang out, even though it limited his beach view, just a little.
That didn't stop me from enjoying it, though! It was a perfect day at the beach.
There was a sweet group of moms and their baby/toddler boys sitting nearby, and it made me excited to think about what Evan will be like when he gets older - they were so cute!
Evan had just started getting excited about seeing himself in the mirror, so he had fun "playing" with the baby in the mirror.
We didn't stay too long, since I wasn't positive about my shade structure holding off all the sun rays. Plus, I had a pretty sleepy baby on my hands, who was only too ready to nap as soon as we got home.
That evening, we had some more lovely outdoor time. Oh how I wish those cutesy warm clothes!
We soaked in sitting outside in the cool air, with a glass of wine and my journal, where I wrote about my trip for Evan.
Evan loved all the outdoor time!
And of course, some time with Daddy is always fun.
Saturday morning, we walked down to Pleasure Point to get some breakfast (and give Evan his nap).
We got delicious breakfast burritos from a place right by the water, and then sat to watch the waves and the surfers.
Lots of surfers were out also enjoying the day.
Evan woke up just as we were about to leave.
...giving us a smile for the camera
And then cozying in for the walk home.
And we got ready to head to our next location!