We did make it down to Mountain View, CA, in mid-June to visit Dwayne’s brother’s family for a week. Fortunately, I didn’t start getting sick until we got there (the 2 day road trip was hellacious enough with the carsickness). We had a great week with the family, visiting the Santa Monica Aquarium and many of the nearby parks and racquetball courts.
Playing Bucket-Head in the bath.
Clearly, I was infatuated with my sleeping children.
We visited a park with extensive trails; one led to a small working farm! We had to stop and play in the creek for a while. Kara stuck close to Piper, who held on tight to her cousin! Kyla explored on her own.
The cousins—Kara, Piper, Isaac, Esther, Kyla
Denise, Piper (age 16 months), Kyla (almost 3), Dwayne
Kara (age 12), Dan, Esther (age 9), Isaac (age 14), and Deborah—the kindest mother and most understanding and gracious aunt in the world!