Last Friday, while Scott and I were staying at Mimi and Papa's house, we all took the boys to the monarch butterfly reserve north of Santa Barbara. It was so amazing and beautiful. We started the morning with pancakes with "sirpup", which Scott is now requesting daily and usually its "cake cakes with sirpup at mimi and papa's house".
We got up to the butterflies just after 10 which is supposed to be a great time (and turns out it was because it was getting pretty crowded with tour and school groups. The hike in was super easy and there were simply millions of monarchs everywhere.
We kept the boys close because we didn't want them running into the clumps of butterflies and disturbing them (or worse....crushing)
The hike was so easy that the boys walked the whole way back (actually ran...)
Then we stopped at a beach in Santa Barbara for our picnic lunch on the way home...these boys LOVE the beach. And thanks to southern ca weather we can hit the sand and surf in just our diapers...
Kisses for baby brother Owen
Kisses from cousin J too...
Good bump pic....Owen: 33 weeks
We buried the boys' pigs in the sand...over and over and over and over...they couldn't get enough
If you get a chance to visit the butterfly reserve I highly recommend it...we had a wonderful day!