Lots going on in the Starnes casa.
We babysat Moe and Lady, Rylee's dogs, last week. They're now undergoing long term anxiety treatment, which may have been more expensive than the original boarding cost of the animals........but they would have missed the tea party. So, I think it was worth it.
Time to go back to school, folks. Look at what I let my kids wear to the movies. We work better in a structured environment.
Our house has been overwhelmed with surf boards.
Some are for the ocean.
And, some are for design. Isn't that cool? Blake hung several on the patio to create shade. Love it.
Headed into San Diego over the weekend to celebrate our last weekend of summer. Intended to go to the zoo, but even the overflow parking was full. Too crowded for us.
Went to Seaport Village instead to walk the bay.
Horse down. Awkward.
Saw a pirate ship!
The tourist in me is anxious to do this hokey tour. Amphibious vehicle plowing through downtown San Diego, honking like a seal? Yes, please.
Caroline, are you in?
It was a fun day.
Sunday morning, we woke early to walk the beach and look at the tide pools.
Underwear. Yes! That is the sea life I was looking for.
Didn't see a ton. Will go back earlier in the morning next time.
We did see some awesome houses in Carlsbad and Encinitas.
We're totally moving here. I don't care what the cost is.
"Yeah, we live in the house shaped like a boat."
Grabbed breakfast and enjoyed the view at Moonlight Beach.
How does Laine have super model hair so early in the morning with no effort or styling?
Pa is in town.
Dinner in Carlsbad at Norte by the water last night.
Then, we walked down to the beach.
Carter found a horse shoe crab.
Jack flew like an airplane.
The kids played with bubbles in the courtyard of the Carlsbad Inn. Remembering this cute hotel for a future stay.
We returned home just in time for Laine to put on a "talent show".
She had to check her computer first to look for a song.
And, change costumes, of course.
Plus, check her 'cue cards' Blake was holding.
I promise we're not hoarders. The kids' toys pile up until I return them to their rooms.
Pa is forever fascinated with the patience of Batman.
He sat like this for quite a long time. Such a weirdo cat.
School starts tomorrow kids. Backpacks have been filled with supplies.
The boys are super excited.
I am not.
I like summer and I like having my kids home. And, tomorrow, I will have 2 kids in elementary school.
Totally not ready for this.
Sweet Lainey Caroline is feeling left out. She had to get her own 'pack pack' and fill it with the boys' leftover supplies. Soon enough, she'll start her own regiment in Preschool. Until then, lots of focus on the boys. Not easy for our baby girl.
Back tomorrow with First Day pictures!
(if my camera doesn't break from the tears)