Spent a couple days in Southern CA on our way home from AZ.
Got to be there for Ellis's birthday and participate in all her birthday requests,
which conveniently are some of our favorites too:
Beach Break for Breakfast
Sprinkles for Cupcakes
Chik Fil A for Dinner
We were too full/ran out of time for her lunch request of That Pizza Place.
The swimming portion of our day included our long-lost friends, the Laytons.
So happy to see them again and spend the afternoon at their community pool.
Kids picked up right where they left off 3 years ago.
Shout out to Chik Fil A:
The one thing Sally wanted was a fruit parfait and that was the one thing they forgot in our order.
Didn't notice the error till we got back to Errin's.
Called and within 1/2 hour they delivered:
a parfait, 2 warm choc chip cookies, and vouchers for 2 free meals.
Chik Fil A needs to come to Monterey.
Too full/tired on E's birthday for cake, so that happened Sunday after church.
As did games of Spoons.
And then Errin introduced us to...
Eat It or Wear It
How it works:
Create an assortment of disgusting and not disgusting foods/condiments.
Number each one.
Put coordinating numbers in a hat.
Kids draw a number.
Then decide if they want to eat a spoonful of the item that matches the number they drew...
or get the entire contents dumped on their head.
Our tray included:
Spicy avocado hummus
Most of the items, the kids would've totally eaten,
but the idea of it getting dumped on them was more fun.
Please enjoy many pictures:
My personal favorite.
The boys' clean-up wasn't too bad,
but Sally and Ellis had expired spicy avocado hummus all in their hair that didn't want to come out.
Watermelon > All of the Above Items
Not pictured: Took Drew, Jones, and Auggie to Scooter Farm and the
Clairemont Skate Park in San Diego.
Drew had been looking forward to visiting both places forever and was probably a little let down.
Scooter Farm was tiny.
The skate park was super crowded with too much cussing.
He was wishing for Kids That Rip the whole time.