Summer Fun

The summer of 2014 will be known as the “The Baby Summer.” Or, the freakin’ hot summer. Or both. Thank God we got a new A/C unit at the beginning of summer! I’ve spent the summer at home with Vivian and will continue to do so until August 25 when I return to work:-( Vivian will start daycare after Labor Day. But…we’re not there yet! It’s still summer!

Vivian and I spend our weekdays meeting up with friends for walks, lunches, and other fun adventures and our weekends hanging out with Daddy and making family memories. Before it got too hot, we also went running 1-3 times/week in the jogging stroller. We get out of the house every day, even if it’s just to go grocery shopping. Vivian loves being out and about and seems so much happier when she has something else to stare at besides Mama’s face and the same tan walls of our town home all day. As much as she loves being out and about, though, she does not like riding in the car on city streets. Teleportation can’t be invented fast enough.

Here are some pictures from the fun we’ve had so far this summer. I’ll add to it over the next month, also.


Baby’s First Disneyland/California Adventure Trip with Katie and Ben


Visiting the Montage with Tara


Baby’s Second Disneyland Trip


Friends at Liz and John’s Wedding

Friends at Liz and John's Wedding Reception

Friends at Liz and John’s Wedding Reception


Hanging Out With Friends at Liz and John’s Wedding After Party


Wedding After Party with Liz and John (the Bride and Groom)


Running at Lake Laguna Niguel


Date Night Dinner at Savannah Chop House


Grammy’s Memorial Day Weekend Visit


Baby’s First Museum Visit – Laguna Art Museum


Visiting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center


Fussy Baby During Aunt Anna’s Visit


Drinks on the Sundeck at the Hotel del Coronado with Megan


Beach Walk in Laguna Niguel with Jessica and Jakob


4th of July Firecracker


Baby’s First Swim!


Swimming with Daddy


Drinking at the Twisted Vine in Fullerton with the Greens


Visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach


Baby’s First Baseball Game at Petco Park in San Diego (Giants vs. Padres – Giants Won!)


Newport Harbor Duffy Boat Ride

Edited to add…


Santa Ana Zoo Visit

Daddy and Daughter in Laguna Beach

Daddy and Daughter in Laguna Beach

Toes in the Sand

Toes in the Sand


Labor Day Weekend Beach Walk in Laguna Beach

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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1 Response to Summer Fun

  1. mizwrite says:

    Awesome! (And you were worried you wouldn’t be able to do anything fun with a small baby!) The activities change as kids get older, but they’re always lots of fun! šŸ™‚

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