Sequoia National Park

By Aliciana:

We drove to Sequoia National Park to enjoy a beautiful day in the great outdoors. Gavin was amazed by the big trees and wanted to climb every rock. We enjoyed a nice hike to see General Sherman, the largest tree by volume. Gavin also requested that Chris mow the grass. As we were leaving Gavin said “bye-bye big trees.”


Solvang Dogtoberfest

Aliciana, Gavin, and I spent a long weekend in Santa Barbara to celebrate our friends Brooke and Lance’s wedding. On Saturday we spent the afternoon walking around Solvang’s Dogtoberfest celebration. Gavin got to see lots of cute dogs and some wiener dog races. We finished off the afternoon with a delicious lunch at the Solvang Restaurant.


Pumpkin Patch

By Aliciana:


Halloween Monkey

Gavin decided he wanted to be a monkey this year for Halloween. I don’t think he understood why he was dressing up, but probably just thought it sounded like a good idea to dress up like a monkey and eat candy.

We ended up only going to two houses, our friends down the street, Melissa and Jamie, and our Grandpa and Grandma Ladds’ house. He was having so much fun running around his great grandparents’ house like a monkey he didn’t want to go out and get more candy.