Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oma's Pumpkin Patch

A break in hot temps is really helping us get into the Autumn-spirit.  I even took the kids to Oma's Pumpkin Patch Tuesday afternoon.  Lydia, being a maze-enthusiast, got a kick out of the hay bale maze.  Jack enjoyed petting the goats.  The highlight of the visit was witnessing the birth of a calf on a hayride through the working dairy farm.  Megan

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Birthday John!

John is 36 years old today!  We celebrated yesterday (because he has duty today) by heading out of the city 60 miles to the Pacific Coast Railway Museum.  John had stumbled upon the museum during a motorcycle ride and requested to check it out.  What a little jewel!  We took a one hour, 12 mile ride on the train, which was so picturesque.  The train was actually used in the Pearl Harbor movie years ago.  Gorgeous train, gorgeous ride through the countryside, gorgeous children.  Happy Birthday John!  Megan

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Donut Run

Our house is about a third of a mile from a shopping center.  When we first moved in, I was excited to walk to a bakery specializing in cinnamon rolls.  Unfortunately the owners didn't give me the warm and fuzzy when the kids would take the place by storm.  Next we tried the restaurant across the street.  Nice but a little slow and pricey.  In the past six months we have fallen in love with the donut shop. Not too fancy or pricey.  The owners welcome little sticky fingers.  When we mention "donut," Jack heads for his stroller and Lydia her bike, ready for a dozen glazed donut holes.  Megan

Friday, October 2, 2015

Miramar Air Show

Lydia played hooky this afternoon so that John could take her to the Miramar Air Show, where they met up with Mike and Jake.  Headgear, loud jets, funnel cakes and cool breezes - the afternoon was a treat for all.  Megan

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Cheerleader

Lydia has become my little cheerleader.  "Mommy is number 1!!!"  She cheers me on as I return to the mundane chores of cleaning house and folding laundry.  Megan

Friday, September 25, 2015

Good-bye Navarre

Navarre, thanks for the perfect beach vacation!  Every day on the beach was slightly different providing the kids with new entertainment.  We saw dolphins, a sea turtle and lots of jellyfish (luckily no stings!).  John truly unplugged from work; he didn't check his email once!  We ate at all our old favorite spots, including three meals of fish tacos.  We got phenomal sleep, thanks to central air conditioning.  Today we are back to the daily grind in San Diego and already looking forward to our next beach vacation. Megan

Monday, September 21, 2015

Never Disappoints

The Gulf Breeze Zoo never disappoints!  The kids and I spent a fun morning feeding animals and riding the zoo train.  Lydia said "I never want to leave here."  I'm not sure if she meant the zoo or the Gulf Coast. Megan