Monday, July 28, 2008

Santa Cruz Trip

We spent the weekend in Santa Cruz because Andrew had a dentist appointment on Friday. (He's had the same dentist since he was a kid.) We went to a cool Farmer's market at Cabrillo College.
Isabella got a big old ear of corn

and a humongous balloon horse from the balloon guy.








(You can tell she's related to the person who was told to go buy a balloon at the circus and came back with a twenty dollar elephant instead of the $1.50 Mickey Mouse kind.)

Then we went to Watsonville and picked strawberries.
















I don't know if you can tell from this picture, but Anderson is double fisting berries plus his cheeks are packed full. He will probably be very annoyed some day because he had to wear his sister's pink hat because we couldn't find his red one.

The next day at Rio Del Mar Beach, we made Isabella into a sand mermaid

Anderson liked running after the waves






and playing with Agnes.


I was very excited when a little critter came close to shore. I think he thought the body surfers were seals because they were wearing all black wetsuits.



We bought a bunch of veggies while in Santa Cruz. Because they grow so much in that area, it's really cheap. They had 20 artichokes for $1 and crazy sales like that.
Even though it's really hot here, we were still glad to be home. The kids both took a three hour nap today because we're still recuperating from all of the running around we did in Santa Cruz.

4 comments:

Sister One said...

I have to say that I immediately wondered why poor Anderson was being forced to wear a pink hat! He's sure to have a complex now.

I enjoy your pictures so much more with the narrative. What a cool picture of the seal. I am extremely jealous of your camera ... not to mention that you get to go to the ocean all the time.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS BLOG - I LOVE THESE PICTURES - I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEXT STORY WILL BE!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

SisterTwo said...

I love the pictures Nicki. I can't believe how big Isabella and Anderson have gotten. I wish we had fun things to do on the weekend. Besides chores, ranch work, farm work and more work. We are in high gear of wheat harvest and pray everyday we finish, before the next hail storm hits or another prairie fire.
Tell Isabella, aunt Kate wishes she had fancy balloon like she got. Aunt Trudy's balloon's don't turn out like that.
Hugs and kisses.

Sister One said...

Hey, there wasn't a single kid that requested a horse ... they all wanted swords! :) Thank God!