That time we took a cog train to the top of Mt Washington and had a view of... nothing! 😂😂😂 There may not have been much of a view from the top (unless you count cloud as a view) but the cog train ride up the mountain was still worth it. I can’t wait to share it all with you!
I’ll never forget that morning. Driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to work and the traffic seemed eerily quiet. I turned on the radio hoping to hear a favorite song but instead I heard the news. That terrible news that I hoped with all my heart was just a bad taste morning radio show prank. But the “gotcha” never came. New York, you were in my heart 17 years ago and you’re still in my heart today.
Diving head first into the week like this little fish of mine 🐠 Swipe across to see Mathilde in action diving for toy squids, floating on her back, and swimming to Ava - with a sweet sister moment at the end. Summer may be almost over but the swimming fun goes all year for my girls. They can’t get enough of being in the water!
Oh, hey down there! Finishing up the weekend with editing, editing and more editing. I still have thousands of photos from our East Coast trip to go through and I can’t wait to finish editing so I can share them more of them here and on the blog. If only there were more hours in the day! This shot was taken from One World Observatory where we looked down from the 102nd floor over New York below. The views are absolutely stunning - and the cool air conditioned air was definitely a relief after the heat outside! Have you visited One World Observatory before? This was our first time visiting (it was still being built last time we were in New York).
One of my favorite things about traveling with the kids is how much they learn - whether they realize it or not! When we visit National Parks we always make sure that the kids take part in the Junior Ranger program. The kids love it because they get a booklet filled with fun activities and they earn a cool badge at the end. I love it because they learn such more about the places we’re visiting - and I really like the badges! Most of the National Parks we visit are places of grand natural beauty, but some times they’re sites of historical importance. We were all pleasantly surprised to discover that much of Boston’s Freedom Trail makes up a National Historical Park. So as we made our way along the trail visiting historic sites the girls filled out their Junior Ranger booklets and earned a new badge for their collection! Do your kids take part in the Junior Ranger program when you travel?
It has already been three weeks since we were in Boston but it feels like just yesterday. Isn’t it funny how time works like that? It keeps spinning by faster and faster - unlike this carousel in Boston Common which seemed to spin in slow motion 😜 I knew I had to link in a carousel reference there somewhere! I wish I knew a magic trick to make the holidays last forever.
First day back at preschool for my little big girl! She’s pretty excited to be one of the big kids this year and was super keen to get inside and play - and not so keen to pose for photos! Now all three of my girls are back at school - at three different schools! There’s a good chance I may go crazy this year - or crazier than usual 😜 Do you have kids at more than one school this year? It sure does make for a little madness in the mornings 😂
The chilly San Francisco beach Summer days are coming to an end - not that winter will look much different! Today we visited Fort Funston for the first time and watched the hang gliders zooming overhead. Ava has decided that she wants to go hang gliding when she's older - and that I have to do it with her! It looks like fun but I'm sure I'd probably chicken out!
Today on the blog I’m sharing our recent visit to @brushstrokesinc here in Berkeley as well as our fun Summer tradition - which could totally be an anytime of year tradition. Head over to the blog (you can find the link in my profile) and check out what the girls have been making! Do you have any fun traditions for creating keepsakes with the kids?