since moving back to san francisco, we have been going to the beach quite a bit. a few weeks ago we went to the beach on a really windy day. the tide was perfect for a little explorer like ari. and the water was oddly warm, which never happens.
david and i were tired of our sunday afternoons feeling lazy and unproductive, so we made a goal to do something outside every week. we took a hike up bernal hill, a huge hill located a few blocks behind our house. it's actually where jack used to hang out everyday when he lived a life of luxury.
planning this trip wasn't easy. making 10 people happy is impossible. but we managed to settle on a place and get everyone there. i'm not sure when we will all be together again. life is getting more complicated. people are getting jobs and others are moving across the world. i'm grateful for the 10 days we got to spend all together.
the boys golfed a lot. i had hoped to play but things don't go your way when you have a baby.
one of the many times ari managed to get himself in the pool without his swimsuit.
ari developed a serious love for outdoor showers. we had to keep the door locked because if he snuck out there, there was no getting him back inside without a shower. he also threw quite a few fits when we turned it off and made him come inside. outdoor family showers for the win.
while we were in mexico, we (minus my mom and ari) took a boat ride that included snorkeling, paddling boarding and swimming into a cove. it was the first time i barfed (like four times) on a boat, so that was fun. paddle boarding is really hard in rough water and my board somehow gave me a rash on knees. i would say it wasn't my most successful water outing. here are some terrible gopro photos taken by our captain, a few iPhone photos and some good photos from the newest family photographer, peter.
we spent the past week with my entire family in mexico. i kind of failed in the picture department though (this was the only time i pulled my camera out). a month ago ari cried whenever i tried to go swimming with him. but in mexico, he loved it and would request a dip all on his own. i think it helped that it was hotter than hell and the pool felt like a bath tub. our pool had a little ledge that was perfect for him.