SoCal Trip – Part 5

I figured I should finish up the last post from our SoCal trip before delving into the 2000+ photos we took on our recent trip to Asia…

On our last full day in SoCal, we all tried our best to sleep in and we shared a yummy breakfast. I made some sticky bacon and pancakes. Sarah made some potatoes and sausage and we all laughed and took photos to show her husband because she’s not the one who does most of the cooking in their house. 
  Love the apron!
  Sticky bacon on top, regular bacon on the bottom. I’ll explain the awesomeness that is sticky bacon one day.
It was a really nice, chill morning with most of the kids walking around in nothing but a diaper.
Some tired faces!
“How long are they gonna take making our breakfast?!”
After breakfast we took a dip in the backyard swimming pool. All of the kids had a blast.
After a fun swim, a few of us got dressed and headed out to nearby Pollywog Park for a handful of photography shoots. Since Cari and Danica are professionals, they had arranged to do a few mini-shoots with some of the mamas who came in from out of town. Plus, Cari and Danica arranged to do a mini-shoot of each other with their babies. The handful of photos I’ve seen from those shoots have been wonderful! 

Here’s one Cari shot of Tommy and me just before we ran out of daylight:

April and Eric
Danica and J 
Sarah and Gia
Cari at work.
Cari & N snuggling
After the photo sessions were all done and we’d run out of daylight, we hit up the In-N-Out drive thru and headed back to the house. For many mamas, this was their first experience with In-N-Out. I know the drive through isn’t the most ideal way to have In-N-Out for the first time, but the kids was tired and cranky and we needed to get back. I did feel a little funny asking for six paper hats at the window for all of the kids.
We all tried to head to bed early, especially April and Eric as they had to be up before 4am to catch a shuttle to the airport! 
On Tuesday we all packed up and did our best to find all of the toys, clothes, shoes and whatever that was strewn throughout that big house. I know a few things were left behind, but nothing that isn’t replaceable. 
It was an exhausting and amazing trip and I will truly cherish the time I got to spend with these amazing moms and their wonderful kids. We are already talking about another reunion in Baniff, Alberta in 2014!

About wobetxela

Artist, mom, traveler, hiker, babywearer (for as long as they'll let me) and hobbyist photographer.
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One Response to SoCal Trip – Part 5

  1. jandsschultz says:

    Wonderful photos.  They are certainly a part of your history with these moms and kids.  It will take effort to have this kind of time together especially as younger children come along and older children begin school, but until that time I hope you continue to build on this beginning.  Thanks for sharing.

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