Hiking Girl

Posted in Marlo

A little bit of time with Marlo and I needn’t wonder how to better spend an afternoon.  Marlo loves throwing rocks into the creek, climbing trees and chasing squirrels.

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So excited to hit the trails

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Squeaing because she saw a squirrel

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Cutie Pie

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Grand Ol’ Oak Tree

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Legs

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Fistfuls of Rocks

My little guy is growing up far too quickly.  Yesterday I attended Logan’s woodworking class and watched as he patiently and quite meticulously used wood tools to create a unique wood toy that he gave to Marlo.  I am thinking Logan will have to build a wood shelf to store his creations.

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Using a hand drill with the help of Ms. Sylvia

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Hammering Ears

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“I Love This”

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Screwing in the base

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Adding the trunk

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Trying out his new game!

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Awesome and Proud

Nothing like warm bubbles to soothe a beach babe.

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Bubble Girl

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Beach

Posted in Logan

Fall is here but the beach a’beckons.

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Enjoying a ride

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Marlo and Grams

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Olivia, Logan and Mason

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Logan and Mason

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My sister chasing the boys

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Olivia about to give Marlo a sand shampoo

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Marlo giving Olivia a sand shampoo

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Crazy moms and their crazier kids.

Went on a little hike with Marlo this afternoon. 

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Temescal Canyon

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Seems so serious, but is really quite mischievous.

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Silly Girl

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Walking on a Log

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Trailing

Four and half years have flown by faster than Logan’s favorite superhero Buzz Lightyear.  Logan began Pre-K at a new school and of course he loved it.  New friends, lots of learning and a wonderful space is just what my little guy needs as he is growing up.

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Logan and Marlo

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Racing along the speedway

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Excited

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Found the painting station and set to work on a space ship

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Marlo didn’t want to leave Logan.

The kids love feeding the Koi at the Japanese Garden.  This weekend the Garden surprised the kids with a mini origami lesson for 25 cents.  How could we resist?

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Look at that face.

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Logan

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Wild Koi nearly jumping out of the lake

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Origami Lesson

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Choosing Origami paper

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Helping Logan make an Origami Balloon

Great Whites seem to be migrating south bound for Mexico in large numbers and have made their usual pit stop at Sunset Beach coinciding with the Grunion runs and migration of schools of larger fish.  Even though Sunset Beach is known as a “pupping ground” for Great White females, it’s highly unusual to actually see a large White.  It’s not known whether the shark below is a female.  Since this is a familiar area to them chances are it is a female.  Usually females chase off any perceived threat to their newborns before pupping.  Because as many as five other sharks have been seen in the area, I don’t think any births took place.

Despite all of this activity and the numerous opportunities for these sharks to attack scores of surfers at Sunset Beach and swimmers (including myself), there have been no reported attacks – ever!  Of course, this isn’t to say that it could never happen.  In the meantime, I swim close to shore.

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Photographed from a helicopter this Great White was estimated to be 18′ but it it is probably the same 16′ that was seen previously.

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Again at Sunset Beach a juvenile Great White, probably 8′, clearly not interested in the surfer.

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Another juvenile. but slightly larger judging by the girth.

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This 6′ juvenile was spotted off Santa Monica near Venice.