((Beware! This one is loaded with photos!))
The past week has been very hectic, a good hectic though. We held our annual FOTL event. We barbecued tons of delicious food, and as the sky darkened, we prepped the fireworks. …and even though the weather was super hot where my parents live, we still managed to enjoy the time spent with our family.
The kids decked out in their 4th of July colors.
She loves being a big sister!
Maui hung out out in the living room with Natalie. 😉
Kian kept observing the camera!
The kids made me play "Headbandz" with them, lol.
The kids started writing out their names with the sparklers.
"I need someone to light this."
The day after our FOTL event, we took my little cousin back to the Bay Area with us. She had been dying to hang out with us for at least a week this summer, so we decided now would be a good time. Thus far, she’s been getting her craft on over at Our Paper Place, explored the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
She has been getting crafty at the store.
Enjoying pizza over at CPK; she likes their cheese pizza!
Cousins hanging out in Monterey!
We love visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
The SUNFISH is humongous!
They decided to see if they could spot some otters or seals in the water.
They spotted a couple of seals, some starfish, sea cucumbers, and lots of birds.
We explored all of the seahorse exhibit. This one is my favorite!
Isn't this such a cool picture?!
Helping her with the crafts at the aquarium. Go figure, right?! Me...? Crafts...? No... 😉
We loved looking at (and touching) all of the creatures.
It's her new penguin friend, haha!
Running up and down the steps!
The two of us decided to hang out after lunchtime.
Here we are... hanging out with Stella, the pink seal.
After Monterey, we drove up to Santa Cruz to play at the beach.
We made a super sandcastle with a pool! 🙂
It’s only Thursday, and we’ve already done so many fun things. We still have other fun stuff planned for the next couple of days. In the meantime, we’ve been working on making layouts and samples for the store. Here’s what I’ve made using pretty paper from American Crafts:
Now, it’s time for me to clean up my big mess of supplies because we’re having a huge garage sale at the store on Sunday. Yes, we’re open this Sunday. It’s gonna be loaded with awesome deals. Make sure to come check it out!