Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekend Update: Mom Left, We Found Sun (Shocker)

My mom left early on Saturday morning (you can see her re-cap of the trip HERE) and later that morning, we headed out to Carmel Valley to catch some sun.
The end of the cloud.
We started with a hike through Garland Ranch.

Father of the year, right here.
We found out that Cullen gets bored with hiking as quickly as his Mommy does.
And then went down to our secret Carmel River entrance. Apparently B is as solar powered as the rest of us.




 Saturday evening, we had a BBQ with friends (under some heaters) and I took zero pictures, then Sunday morning we {tried} Church. It was a good thing that the homily was about how life is supposed to be hard and if it wasn't hard, then we wouldn't need faith. Deacon Warren might have been talking right to us as we were trying to contain squirmy, shrieking Bennett. If anyone has tips for getting a toddler to enjoy Mass, I am all ears.

After two boys took 3 hour naps (and maybe one Mommy and one Daddy dozed off on the couch), we drove up to the Moss Landing Produce Stand and realized we have been paying way too much for our fruits and veggies at the grocery store.
For $35 we purchased 8lbs of oranges, 2 jalapenos, 7 ears of corn, a pineapple, organic romaine lettuce, two packages of raspberries, 3 baskets of strawberries, 6 tomatoes, 3 large avocados, bananas, 3 large zucchini, 10 kiwi, a bag of cherries and 4 apples. Ah-Mazing.
 Then we drove down to the beach and found an Army ship in the harbor.




Sunday night we grilled some artichokes (recipe to come!) put two boys to bed and watched a little TV. A night relaxing Sunday for sure.

And now we head back into the week, the best week of the year: college football starts on Thursday! Are you as excited as I am??

How was your weekend?


19 comments:

Sue said...

I love the shot of the boys sat on the stones in the river. Looks like you had a great weekend. So glad you enjoyed time with your mum

stephanie said...

the picture of dad and his boys is just too cute!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Fresh fruits and veggies are def the way to go- so much better and cheaper! I will be lucky if Stephen sleeps this week he is so excited about football!!

Ashley said...

Yay for 3 hour naps!!!!

marie said...

What a darling picture of your two boys sitting in the water. I went to Utah to attend my brother's wedding. Too much fun was had!

Cait said...

omg love these photos and what a weekend! 3 hour naps-- sign me up! ha! so happy i came across your blog too! i cant wait to read more in the future! if you're interested, i'm hosting a giveaway that ends Friday (vera braldy and starbucks are some of the prizes) i think you'd be interested in! have a great monday! xo

Tami said...

I cannot believe how white B's hair is! It just really stands out in a few of those pictures above. Sweet boy!! Yay for all of the yummy produce. I can't wait to be able to go to the Farmer's market or co-op to get yummy fruits and veggies!

Stephanie said...

These are so cute! It looks like they are basking in the sunshine...so sweet!

I hope you had a great visit with your mom while she was here! Have a great week!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a great weekend! Your boys are going to have the best childhood memories!

Thanks for linking up :)

Lauren said...

looks like the perfect weekend! LOVE that picture of B soaking up the sun...too precious!

pam {simple details} said...

Fun weekend, Kate! Priceless photo your cuties with their feet in the water! :)

Natalie said...

oh, your boys are darling! and your pictures capture them so well!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great series of photos of the boys playing in the water. they are so adorable kate!! hows the mom gets some alone time lately?

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Sounds like a busy weekend but looks like yall had some beautiful weather.

eas said...

Love those faces and your pictures at the creek/river entrance are always my favorite. $35 for all those fruits and veggies. SCORE YOU and YUMMMY!!

Sara said...

Looks like a great family weekend! I'm a new follower and look forward to keeping up with you! Have a great week.
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Kristin said...

Sorry your mom had to go home, but so glad you got some solar power! I love that picture of the yellow grass (?) right above your father of the year pic.

Emily | Recently said...

Your hike looks so beautiful! What a great weekend! And yes, I am SO ready for some college football!!!

Katie said...

You all seriously make the most of out every minute of your weekends together! Can I bring Meyer out for some fun times? Loving the pic of Bennett soaking up the sun!