This weekend we celebrated my friend Melissa who is due in a few weeks with her second baby boy.  Held at her Aunt’s historic home in Monrovia- a century-old home with original decor and old-fashioned hospitality- we enjoyed a relaxing and sunny day.  Melissa has a wonderfully-shaped pumpkin belly which is perfect because her garden is growing four bright orange pumpkins just in time for her own harvest.

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Melissa and Marlo

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My sister Megan and Marlo

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My niece Olivia

Zoe celebrated her 4th birthday with baby sister, cousins, friends and lots of fun.  The kids enjoyed a super bounce slide and a magician who really pulled a bunny and baby chick out of his hat.

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Carly and Logan

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Super slide

Alexander, Carly, Jennifer, Natasha and Logan

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Watching the magician

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The magician’s bunny

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Zoe and Maggie

Santa

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After a visit with Santa and led by a lovely 8-year old, three boys in a lighted wagon sang Christmas carols and snuggled their penguins.

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Logan

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Natasha

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Toby and Natasha

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Logan, Natasha, Toby and Mason

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In the wagon

Watching two tots squeal in delight at the ocean always reminds me of how lucky we are to live in the Palisades.  Mountains, beach and friends- it really is a wonderful place.

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Logan holding a feather and watching the Sunset Series Sail Boat Races.
Every Wednesday evening you can enjoy Marina del Rey’s races.
See Department of Beaches and Harbors Calendar of Events.

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Jump, jump

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Station 10

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Candy Necklace

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Making Dada a Photo Frame for Father’s Day… shh.

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Carly Working on a Butterfly Frame for her Dad… top secret.

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Puppet Show Finale

1 + 1 = 2

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Olivia and Megan

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Flying High with Joey in Monrovia Canyon

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Joey

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Seaweed Between our Toes

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Three at the Sea

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Dancing at the UCLA Powwow

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Sweet Dandelion

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Weeeeeeee!!!

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Zoe and Logan sharing a ladybug

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Chloe and Logan

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Chloe

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Carly

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Liam digging for sand crabs

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Rockstar Kaylie, Photo by Umami Photography

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Melissa and Joey at Riley’s Farm