Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas at the Bradley Lodge

Christmas at the Bradley Lodge was full of adventure. Luke had his first sledding and first snowman building experiences! I got to ski with my dad and brother. And we opened lots of great gifts. Luke loved all his new cars toys to play with.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Luke's 2nd Birthday Party

Luke's favorite movie provided the theme for his second birthday party.
Before the party he helped us with building his play structure - which kept the guys busy throughout the party and late into the night.
Opening presents...Luke got a haircut from daddy before the party. As you can see his eye is still healing from falling on a rose bush.
This is what happens when you leave a box of packing material open near Luke.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Luke loved trick-or-treating with his friend Jackson.
They took turns pulling each other around the block in the wagon.They caught on pretty quickly to the whole idea of knocking on doors and getting candy thing.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunset Sailing in Santa Cruz

Great evening away with my wife on the Chardonnay II, complete with wine, cheese, beer, and a great sunset!

Yummy dinner at The Crow's Nest at the harbor was a perfect way to finish off our much needed date night.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Memorial Park Camping Trip

Camping with 7 families and 13 kids. This time instead of going all the way to Yosemite, we stayed closer to home; right up the hill in San Mateo.
Each family was in charge of one or two meals which made packing and meal planning a little more manageable. Here's an example of one of our breakfasts -- the parents try to get a few bites of food in here and there while running around making sure the kids are taken care of.
Luke enjoyed hanging out with his friend Annelise.Luke manages to get dirty no matter what he's doing, whether it's playing in the dirt with his trucks...or picking berries in the mud... or (not pictured) jumping into the river and making his dad jump in after him so we had to hike all the way back to camp soaking wet.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Day Trip Hiking in Saratoga and Dinner in Carmel

Great view of the Bay Area on the hike up from the Mountain Winery.
Luke taking a break from the hike to throw big rocks. We were amazed by his endurance; he ran full speed all the way up the mountain - and back down.Luke loved running around the Pebble Beach golf course. The Spyglass course has some great areas overlooking the ocean for pictures.Finished off the evening with some dancing to Jazz at Roy's.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Luke still loves his guitar

Rockin' out on his ukulele as usual.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dinner at Roy's

This evening we borrowed a friend's convertible and drove down to Carmel - The Inn at Spanish Bay - for a great dinner at Roy's.
Good food, great scenery, and even a guy walking around the course playing bagpipes.
and we took a stroll on the beach at sunset.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Capitola Monday

The best place to recover from Surgery is the Capitola beach. Especially on a Monday.
Luke had his first kite flying lesson.
And we played in the waves. Luke has no fear, he sprints into the water any chance he gets.
Luke enjoyed blowing sand out of his spoon,
and trying to jump into the river...
We ate breakfast on the wharf. I still can't open my mouth all the way, but I was able to eat small bites of my omelet.