Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekend Adventures: With the Ireland's in the Redwoods!

We had a treat this Saturday - the Ireland's flew in for the day!  Greg had an overnight layover in San Jose so Chris and the kids hopped on his plane to come visit us (he is a pilot for Alaska, for those who don't know).  They joined us for lunch and watching Keanan's soccer game.  Then we all drove up to Felton to see some Redwoods.  I think this is our third time doing this particular trail - I love it!  We had some yummy BBQ dinner in Scott's Valley and then ice cream in downtown San Jose before dropping them off at the hotel to fly out in the morning.  I love that they are able to come visit on a whim like that!
playing during Keanan's soccer game
silly kids
On Sunday after church we went to a pumpkin patch to get our pumpkins.  I had flashbacks to EVERY previous pumpkin patch year dressed in warm coats and hats with it usually raining.  Not today.  Today it was about 78 and sunny!  Crazy California.

I also single handedly seeded the back yard this afternoon!  I have a whole landscaping plan and am excited to start!
the before picture - just put the grass seed in
This is Rambo, who has adopted us.  He killed 5 rats in the last 2 weeks!  I will keep feeding him! :)
In other news this week: We played at a new awesome park and took a field trip to Gilroy Garden's (theme park) to participate in their natural science days.  The kids traveled around the park to 6 different stations learning things about animals, plants, rocks, trees, composting, and tropical fruit.  We then had lunch and were able to ride some of the rides.  It was a great field trip!
touching a corn snake
awesome park in Sunnyvale
the park is supposed to be like Easter Island!

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