Out for a nice stroll along the newly opened trail at San Elijo Lagoon.


I took my camera with me on a hike out at the grasslands.


We spent a beautiful afternoon exploring the Leo Carrillo Ranch, learning about the former actor and exploring the grounds.


It was a long hike to the top of one of the area’s tallest mountains, but the views were worth it. A gopher welcomed us at the very top.


Connor needed a box for his Valentine’s Day party, and ended up building a really cool aquarium. There was a hidden section in the back, with a slot on top to deposit the Valentine’s Day cards.


We spent the first full day of our time on the Central Coast exploring the tide pools and beach rocks of Moonstone Beach by Cambria. Then we headed further up Highway 1 and took a short hike to Salmon Falls.


Hanging out in downtown San Luis Obispo, looking for some books and checking out the mission.


Our boys had quite the view during lunch, from up top of Bishop Peak. You could see all the way to the ocean.


We gave fishing a try off the Pismo pier, but it was freezing code with seriously strong gusts. The only thing biting was the seaweed. So, we went and visited the butterflies instead.


On the way back down to San Diego, we stopped by Solvang for lunch and a walk around. Then went to Santa Barbara and walked on their pier.


Connor is loving all the time he is getting as catcher this season. He pretty much catches the first 2 innings of every game. When not behind the plate, he is usually at 3rd base or in the outfield, because of his big arm.


Spending a lazy afternoon exploring the tide pools and walking along the ocean.


We started off our Spring Break trip by watching the Angels play the Astros. Unfortunately, the Angels played like they were still on vacation, and lost 1 to 4.


We spent a full 3 days at Knott’s Berry Farm, riding the rides, figuring out what a boysenberry tastes like, and standing in lots and lots of lines.


It was a fun filled 14th birthday for Gavin. He started his day opening his presents. The big box of parts is a foosball table, his favorite game besides baseball.

We spent the early afternoon playing a full 36 holes of miniature golf. We finished with just enough time to run home and get Connor to his baseball game.

Gavin finished off his birthday with a dinner of Marco’s pizza and some birthday brownies.