The kids explored the Long Beach Marina today and then had a cozy visit with Santa Claus.

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Logan, Olivia and Marlo

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Playing Peek a Boo

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Grandma and the grandkids (love this)

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The kids and me

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How could my sister and I resist a chance sitting with Santa!?

We took the kids to Grandpa’s and set them free on our old tricycle and wagon for some fun at the playground.

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Logan and Marlo on my tricycle. Circa 1970s. Love it.

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Racing away from his sister and cousin

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Marlo

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Grandpa and the grandkids (our old wagon).

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Marlo insisted on pulling her big brother.

Looking forward to enjoying a warm meal on a cold afternoon.

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Being silly

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Watching Logan at soccer practice

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Marlo and Dad

The best thing about a cousin is that you have an instant best friend.  Logan and Marlo love spending time with Olivia.

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Marlo, Logan and Olivia
Each exactly 24 months apart

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Los Liones Canyon

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Logan

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Olivia

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Marlo

A rare photo of Alden and me inside Julian Hoeber’s architectural “gravitational mystery spot” at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

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The rain was just what we needed for a muddy hike through Topanga Canyon trails.

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Catching the rain

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Watching the storm blowing out to sea

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Peeking through an old Oak tree

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We love finding “Pippi” trees.

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Rainy kiss

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Inside an Oak tree

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Loving the rain

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Muddy girl

Logan loves the challenges of his weekday soccer workouts with the Brazilian Soccer Club of Santa Monica

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Sporting his new club tee

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Footwork on the sand

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Chasing down an older player

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Mighty little guy at the end of the line

Logan and Marlo enjoy the horses and deer at Will Rogers.

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Making sure Marlo can see the horses

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Getting a closer look

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Racing to the polo field

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Small girl, big stick

Topanga Canyon

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Topanga Canyon is great for setting the kids free to run under the cover of gorgeous Oak trees.

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Logan and Marlo

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Marlo, 19 mos

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Logan, 4 1/2 years old

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Dead  Horse Trail

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Love

UCLA Football

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The Bruins victory over Oregon St. was Logan’s first college football game.  He loved the game and watched a lot of great action from the first row of seats at the end zone.  We cheered on the Bruins into an overtime victory.

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At the end zone

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Waiting for the action

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Logan, my niece Olivia and me

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Celebrating the Bruin’s victory

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Watching the post-game celebrations