Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Highlights from the Summer I

Fathers Day. Three generations of Simonds.

Having a backyard was definitely a highlight. Henry loved his swing!

Fourth of July. Henry finally tried some watermelon and loved it. Above he's crying for yet another piece.
Excited to be at the LA Zoo.

Zoo with Grammy, waiting for the tram.

Who wants a churro?

LA Zoo

Norton Simon Museum gardens. I managed to get chided by the security for multiple infractions, this surprisingly was not one of them

Polish honey cake that Lena taught me how to make. I made it for our family friend's return from a mission to Poland.

Golden Gate Park

Met up with Lev and Lena at Golden Gate Park.

Inside the Flower Conservatory.

Henry's first merry-go-round ride on Pier 39.

Visiting family in San Franciso. Henry got to meet my cousin's son, Gavin.

Henry and Gavin playing at a water park.

Perhaps my favorite place we visited this summer: San Juan Capistrano Mission. It was beautiful.

More of the mission

Mission

With Grandpa and Abuela

Really, I am making sure to go again next summer.

The whole group

Henry giving my cousin, Briana's daughter Isabella a hug.

Briana's older daughter Tessa and Henry

We went to San Diego to visit my Uncle Jim and when we were getting into the cars to head to dinner, Henry ran to Uncle Jim's miata and jumped right in.

3 comments:

1stdaughter said...

Okay, so at first I was bouncing up and down thinking, yay! You will be visiting San Luis Obispo, which is where we live now, but I looked a little closer at the pictures. I think you meant to put San Juan Capistrano Mission, because that looks nothing like the mission here.

But, if you guys plan on traveling to San Luis Obispo next year just let us know! We'd love to have you!

Simonds Family said...

haha-yep you're right. I think this is another strike against multi-tasking =)

Maren said...

It's fun to see pictures of the places I've been to so many times, and ones I haven't been to...guess I'm not a true Californian yet. Thanks for the ideas though, and it looks like Henry had an awesome summer. :) P.S. How did you get your bloglist to say "Show All"? I've been trying to figure that one out for months!