We spent Memorial Day Weekend with the Bannings in Laguna and had a perfect weekend with shockingly little kid drama, lots of fun activities, good food, and tons of laughs from kids and grown-ups alike.
Of course, about five minutes after we arrived at the house, the kids were clamoring for walk down to the beach. And so we went. Happiness ensued.
On Sunday Rob and Bruce took the kids down to the beach while Cari and I took a long walk. The kids returned to have lunch on the deck.
And ice cream cones.
Next up was a very elaborate road drawing with sidewalk chalk. First, Finn did some urban planning.
Although I think by the time he got outside the road was at least partially drawn. But it was definitely a work in progress, complete with a monster, a jail, weeds, a bat, a raccoon, etc. By the time I came out, they were starting the races. Of course, there’s always lots of discussion before the race.
And Ruby and Finn showed the course to the participants.
Finally they were off.
Ezra took an early lead.
The course was a bit quirky. You had to stop to jump on the monster’s eyes.
And pull some weeds growing by the side of the road.
And say hello to the bat and pet the raccoon.
Once running became commonplace, they had a bike race.
And then a bike/scooter race.
And then the kids decorated Bruce with chalk.
And that’s it for the pictures I have. Bruce and Rob took the kids to the beach on Monday morning as well where they all took turns riding on the boogie board while Bruce pulled them. I think it took all of them out of their comfort zones, which is great. Alas, I wasn’t there so there are no photos.
Thanks again for a great weekend, Bannings!!!