Fun times with the kids!
Monday afternoon we packed up the kids and drove out to Carbon Canyon Regional Park. We took a nice long hike along the park to the hidden redwood forest. Everyone had a great time. Christine enjoyed herself taking lots of pictures. Abby kept us updated on our nature walk by reading all the descriptive scientific tree names. David built a trap with his lasso (and almost stepped on a big lizard!) Margie had fun running here and there. Finally we hiked back and then took the kids to the playgrounds. When was the last time you played on the swings? It is fun to enjoy these things with the kids. See pics here: http://chiarapics.spaces.live.com/
On Tuesday, Aunt Grace and I took them to Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach. This is a beautiful hidden cove with a wonderful view. We explored the tide pools with anemones or "enemies" as little Margie said. The kids played in the water even though it was freezing cold! Margie and I had fun playing tag in the sand. Later we drove to Balboa Island in Newport Beach and ate dinner at Ruby's on the pier. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset... a perfect ending to a wonderful day.