The park we went to near the beach has become our favorite park for family outings as of last night. It is perfect in every way, but one - there is hardly any parking. So after driving around for awhile trying to find a parking spot, and even going down a one way street the wrong way, we were able to unload the kids and the picnic basket and go eat dinner. The girls had hardly any interest in dinner because the jungle gym was way more inviting.
|That is Helen on the slide.|
Dinner was delicious. Jake said he was full, but wanted to keep eating because everything tasted so good. The man playing basketball near us commented to us how fun that was that we were picnic-ing. Another man walking his dog told us he liked what we doing (having a picnic) and said something like "I didn't know people still did that"). I whispered to Jake "Do Californians not picnic? I thought that's what you did when you had year-round good weather."
|Jake enjoying dinner|
|Norah eating in between playing|
We had such a wonderful time. I got a little chilly near the end and wished I had brought my sweatshirt. Helen reminded me that it doesn't get cold in California. Something tells me she has been listening to me. The poor girl has been wearing a robe or jacket almost all the time. I have to remind her she doesn't need to wear a jacket to the store - it's not cold outside.
|A hibiscus flower on our walk to the beach|
We packed up the picnic basket and left it in the car and walked a block to the beach to fly the kite. It was gorgeous. The girls had fun flying the kite. Norah takes her kite flying serious. She was also sad that we weren't getting in the water. Helen loved flying the kite was just happy to be at the beach with the sand in her toes.
|Arriving at the beach|
|Getting ready to let it go|
|Running after daddy|
|Norah flying the kite by herself|
|It help when the girls finally realized to run away from the kite to keep it up.|
|I took a turn before we called it a night.|