The Beach and More Birthdays!

I was pretty brave and decided to take Kennedy on a road trip with me to visit my friend, Joy, and her family in Cannon Beach, Oregon. They were camping there over the weekend and it’s only about 1.5 hours from Portland. Naturally, Kennedy was thrilled to hang out with me for the day, especially since we picked up a big box of donuts on the way.

I was really excited for Kennedy to meet Joy’s kids because they’re all around the same age. I’ve wanted to take Kennedy with me to Seattle for a weekend, but a weekend seemed like a LONG time. This was good because it was just a day trip so if the kids hated each other, we would be leaving shortly anyway. And guess what? The kids had such a great time together!

And Kennedy got a piggy-back ride as we walked through town.

We were probably only in Cannon Beach for about five hours, but we had a great time and my sister got a pretty long break from being mom. Woohoo! And now, there’s a better chance that I could take Ken with me to Seattle for a weekend, too.

The rest of the weekend involved more birthdays. There are about one hundred four Leos in the family so we have a bunch of birthdays to celebrate at around the same time. My dad and my brother have birthdays in late-July and then Kaz and my mom have birthdays in mid-August. The birthday boy:

I thought it was pretty cute to see Tomoe teaching Kennedy how to peel a carrot.

It’s hard to believe how old these kids are getting. I know that everyone says that, but jeez, it’s crazy.

Finally, it was my mom’s birthday yesterday. She was out of town over the weekend so we met up today for manicures and pedicures and it was a great celebration!

Okay, maybe “celebration” isn’t the right word, but it was relaxing, quiet and we left with beautiful fingers and toes. It was pretty awesome. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

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