Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stoddard Easter Egg Hunt

I don't know how many of these I've blogged about now but it is that time again :) We actually did it a couple weeks after Easter weekend because that weekend ended up being kind of busy for everyone. There was talk of maybe doing the hunt sometime in the Summer when the weather is a little warmer and we have more options of remote areas to go :) It was as fun as ever. It was great seeing Harvey and Greta both get into finding the eggs. And we just went to some cool outside spots - which seeing what crazy/new locations my dad comes up with is half the fun! (also I know some of the pictures didn't get all loaded in order...I'm behind on blogging and not caring to fix it :) )
Yummy pre-game breakfast spread
As per usual - we started out at home and each found our colored egg which had puzzle pieces to the next spot - in GPS form. Then we drive to that location and we all search for one large egg. Once that in is found, inside is a paper that tells each family/couple/individual instructions to our individual eggs (finding that spot involves any combo of the following - 50 meter tape measure, range finders, compasses and the GPS). So fun. Harvey was especially excited that his "eggs" were blue cars!

Good teamwork!

Man I love her.
And him!

All the grandkids got these awesome sand toy buckets and the adults got a picnic blanket that is so amazing and an insulated picnic bag thing, both of which have been THEE best at Cherry Hill and I'm sure will get lots more usage!

My parents put so much work into this and it is much appreciated. It is such a fun adventure! Looking forward to lots more!

Monday, April 24, 2017

San Diego

This trip came to pass on a whim. I had been asked by a coworker if he wanted me to work any shifts and so I gave one up so we'd have a long weekend and thought we could maybe go to a bed and breakfast or something overnight - or even just a date :) Tanner took it a few steps further and we decided to fly out to San Diego for the weekend and catch a bit of baseball and some beach and some of the city. I'd never been but Tanner has a few times and loves it, so I was all in. And my sis in law and mother in law were saints and helped out with the kids so it would be possible. First trip overnight since Harvey was born! Much needed!

This was the first food stop after we drove up the coast a bit and shopped around at some of the cool places along there. Mostly buying stuff for kids. Ha. But my oh my, holy delicious burger. A place Tanner had been craving for awhile :) He happened upon it with a friend on a trip there awhile ago.
The weather was San Diego perfect. We walked along a bunch of beaches and sat in the sand. Ate good food. And saw GREAT baseball.
And our rental was a super cool Mustang convertible! YES!

More time at the beach. My pasty legs really needed some sun time!

Our hotel :) Lovely!
Game 1.

We definitely indulged in the food department this weekend!

Saturday morning we waited in line at Snooze AM Eatery cause I found it online and became rather obsessed with the menu. It was MORE than worth it! Holy cow.

Cool Earth Day pancake on the left

Driving out to Coronado...

Waiting for game 2. We got free t-shirt hoodie things too for being there early. Worth it again :)
Biggest hot dog EVER.

Matchy matchy

I guess another one of my freeway pics snuck in here. This one is a little more edited and I think pretty cool :) It was a perfect, quick, fun, rejuvenating, childless trip! Lots more we need to see and do so hopefully the next one isn't 3-4 years away!