Mid-week we had a prep/pack day for our trip up to Grandma's house. I managed to get an oil change (by the car place), the car washed and vacuumed (by me), snacks and spring shoes purchased, and clothes washed and packed. It took all day and the kids squabbled a fair bit, but I knew it would be worth it once we were up at my Mom's house. Thursday through Sunday we spent in Redding and that part of spring break was action packed too. Dinner out, girls' first ski trip, sledding, Costco shopping spree, Grandpa Red and Nona's house for a visit and tractor ride, nature walk along the river trail and long playdate with the little neighbor girl, who coincidentally was born on the same date as Annabel. All in all, spring break was fun and, while not really a 'break' at all, it was full of activities that made many memories.
Sammy had a blast playing. It was like heaven for him: a wide open beach, rocks, driftwood, buckets, shovels, sand and water.
Day two: Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose. Here's fearless Sammy riding solo on a giant triceratops.