Friday, July 11, 2008

big sur . the 2nd birthday

In May, my baby boy turned 2 years old-- he's a kid now!!!! We (My mom, John, Lucas and I) decided to celebrate in Big Sur and it was wonderful... I highly recommend a trip up the coast to unwind (and more importantly to eat like kings!!!) We had the most amazing dishes throughout the trip, quaint restaurants, beautiful views, organic delights... My favorite places being Big Sur Bakery, Nepenthe, and Deetjen's.  We stayed at Big Sur Campground and Cabins which was SO relaxing. Lucas had a blast exploring, playing at the river, the playground, and the basketball courts.





We drove to Monterey to visit the aquarium only to learn he's still a bit too young to fully enjoy it. We were way more into it than he was!







We stopped in some small towns, including Castroville so we could check out the artichoke capital :), and the Dennis the Menace park (highly recommend for little ones! it's HUGE) 

We celebrated his birthday dinner where he figured out how to blow out the candles. It took a few tries but once he nailed it, we lit them again, and again, and again so he could keep going.





a hike (very low grade, you might just call it a stroll!) to Pfeiffer Falls...




his birthday balloon below!!!!

our last stop was at a seal beach, where they lounge and relax in the sun....
Happy Birthday Luca!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Andreanna said...

Wow you guys did fit a lot in on that trip! I can't believe the little men are already two...where did the time go?? Have a good weekend, I'll see you next week!!

Holly Havenhill said...

LOVE Big Sur! Aren't the campgrounds beautiful!!

caroline tran said...

Thanks for sharing! I love his big smile. He is going to have such wonderful photos to look back upon.

katrina + andrew = sedona bride said...

ahhh... happy birthday luca! we have a little boy that just turned 2 too... and it's funny because he wanted to keep blowing out the candle over and over again too. :) congrats! - katrina

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I loved the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Our family visited their last summer.
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