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Thursday, July 10, 2014

FOJ Recap

We had a great FOJ weekend - one of the best we've had since becoming parents. I think we finally accepted the fact that America's birthday isn't the excuse to rage like it once was and have adapted our expectations to be a little more family-friendly ;-)
Hey! Don't forget about me!!
We headed down to Laguna Beach first thing Friday morning so Greyson could catch a snooze in the car and we could avoid any potential traffic. After getting settled at Nini and Pa's, we headed over to our friend Lizzie's parents house, where we swam for a bit before enjoying a delicious spread of sausages, dogs, various salads and the aforementioned PB chocolate chip cookies Hayes and I baked the day before.

The view wasn't too shabby...
FOJ Farmers Market sausages...
Ollie and Hayes...
Greyson and Clara...
After lunch, we walked down to their private beach (a beach within walking distance is an amazing thing when you have sandy kiddos!) and let the kids play around for a couple hours. Hayes is brave enough now that he'll go into the water, which is so fun to watch, but also a bit terrifying at the same time. And Greyson hung out on the blanket with Mama, who tried to minimize the amount of sand he put in his mouth.

These two look like they're plotting to take over the world...
My happy little chunk...
Flirting with Clara...
Best buds...
Beach tickles...
We headed back to Nini and Pa's and had enough time to sneak in a quick hot tub, before giving the kids outdoor showers and getting Greyson down. Hayes wasn't going down without seeing some fireworks, so we let him hang with us while we made dinner and caught the show from the pool. Hayes' favorite? "All of them, Mama!" He is his father's son!

The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxed back up in LA. Our babysitter bailed on us last minute for Saturday night so we had a nice evening at home and hung around the house on Sunday, celebrating National Fried Chicken Day with a family dinner out at Roscoe's (stay classy!).
Impromptu dance party...
Al fresco apps from East Borough...
Loving our summer nights...
An LA institution...
The huz and I are headed to Palm Springs this weekend for an adults-only getaway while Nini and Pa watch the boys. So looking forward to working on my summer tan, sleeping in on Sunday and kicking Grant's butt at Gin Rummy ;-)

Oh and in other news, this is happening at our house now:


Scary how quickly he picked up on that whole crawling thing. And our nanny said he pulled himself up onto the coffee table yesterday! Slow down buddy!

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