This was the boys' first trip to the beach since we were in Chile two years ago. We rolled up the boys' pant legs and let them get their toes wet, which for Landon became complete head-to-toe soaking, then the wet clothes covered in sand. They loved it, and Landon cried when we had to leave.
The next morning we got up and headed out to the Forest of Nisene Marks for a walk. It was beautiful, and even though the boys were cranky, we had some fun moments mixed in.
My Christmas present from Jimmy this year was an overnight trip to San Francisco to see a Cirque Du Soleil show called Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities. It was our first Cirque du Soleil show, and we both absolutely LOVED it. Wow was it amazing. Each act is so incredibly perfected, with no mistakes, no quivering muscles, nothing but impecably fluid movements and impressive feats. We didn't get any pictures during the show, but below gives you an idea of the characters, set in the 1910's.
Hosting Haua, the boy in the picture below, was another highlight of our month. If you haven't already read the post about him and his visit, click here.
The boys are continuing to play well together and love on each other lots. We often find them holding hands while they sit and watch cartoons together (below).
Caleb napping in his SWAT costume
One of the biggest changes that happened this month at our house is that the boys began sharing a room. We had already planned on them sharing eventually, and didn't feel ready to do it when Landon turned three, as we originally thought we would do. Well then we hosted Haua and David, from the His Little Feet Children's Choir, during which time Caleb and Landon shared a room for three nights. The night our guests left we asked the boys if they wanted to stay together, and of course for Landon the idea of his own big boy bed in a new room was a little more exciting than it was for Caleb to share, but it turned out to be a natural lead-in to having Haua stay with us.
Landon is our master puzzle constructor! He LOVES puzzles, and that's probably how he spends about eighty percent of his playtime at home this past month.
Last weekend we went for a drive to the foothills to find some sun, and it was a gorgeous day there! The boys enjoyed playing on a vintage tractor, and cracking walnuts open with a rock while we tasted a little wine.
We celebrated Papa Jack's 84th birthday with a dinner at mom and dad's house. Love you Papa!
As the adults finished our dinner the boys stayed entertained wrapping themselves up in a tablecloth!