Over Labor Day weekend we headed to my family’s cabin, in Pinecrest, CA.
The weekend included all kinds of special moments. We finally got to meet our niece Riley after 4 months. Riley is just 3 weeks older than Hanna so a trip to meet her was obviously put off for the summer, mainly due to the fact that my brother and his family live in San Diego – a good 8 hour drive.
Scott took a half day at school on Friday, picked Caty up from preschool, then we had a quick lunch and were on our way. Pinecrest is a 3 hour drive from our house and we made it our goal to not stop unless Hanna needed to. She fell asleep within the first few minutes and slept THE WHOLE WAY!! We even had to make a stop about 2 hours into the drive for Caty to go potty; she and I hopped out of the car and Scott just kept driving around the parking lot – gotta keep Hanna moving or else. We got to the cabin and as we got out of the car, Hanna woke up – no complaints at all! Caty went immediately to Riley as she’s been waiting the 4 months to see her. It was so fun having the girls all together; there will be so many fun times through the years; I can’t wait!
We made one trip down to the beach; between all three girls and their naps, we finally made it down around 3:30 and only stayed about an hour.
Just enough time for Caty to get her beach fix in and take some family pictures. Almost every year since Caty was born, minus last summer, we’ve gotten together and spent a long weekend at the cabin. It’s fun to see the pictures from our different trips.
Caty went exploring and found woodsy things to make a collage for her preschool share day. Scott, Caty, my dad and myself took a boat ride and did a little fishing. My dad was the only one to get a bit and Caty was so excited about watching the fish being reeled in. She got to help Uncle Todd drive the boat and LOVED IT!! FASTER, UNCLE TODD, FASTER!!
And finally what you’ve all been waiting for (unless you’re on Facebook and have already seen them) – pictures of the cousins together!
And since I haven’t added enough pictures yet, why not some more!
My brother and his beautiful family
Nana, Papa and the girls