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Monday, July 16

Botanical Gardens With Uncle Rob

Ty's Uncle Rob from Massachusetts was around for business recently, and was kind enough to tack a day in San Diego onto his trip to visit with Ryan, Kindy, Eli and us.  We met up last night for dinner at Sublime, which never disappoints, and then today headed over to the Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. 

 I figured it would be a good place for the boys to run a little amok in a supervised way.  I just looked up that word to make sure I spelled it correctly and the first definition was a "murdurous frenzy".  Cool.  Anyway, it seemed like it would be a good place for both of them, and not terribly baby-centric for the adults.  It was a total score, because it was just that.  There was so much stuff for the little ones to do, we didn't even come close to doing it all, and it will only get better as they get even older.  Plus, there's a lot for adults to appreciate, and it's a good walk.  

My pictures suck b/c it was crazy bright and I'm super incompetent with brightness.  But I'm going to show you a bajillion, anyway.

Stolen from Kindy.  Besties for life right here.

Anyone know what kind of tree this is???  I want.

Foxtail Maze.  Love.

He liked it just a tad.

Music Area.

Little man in a big chair.

I was not prepared for this.  He scaled this thing, no problem.  Where did my little baby go??

I spy my nephew!!

Umm, not cool.

Eli's turn.  I had faith in him, even when his dad didn't. He made it!

The epitome of "boy" in these next few pictures...

I die over them together.  So dang cute.

Posing for Uncle Rob.

Such a successful outing.  We stopped for lunch at Which Wich, one of my fave places ever.  I could eat Which ice everyday...but it was a perfect spot because it is right next to Gepetto's Toys, a great place to take a tot to distract them when they'd had enough of lunch.

On the way home, I get a text from Kindy (they had left a few minutes before us, because of course I found something O needed at the toy be fair, it was something I'd been looking for since Easter...) anyway, she texts me a pic of a car crash that just happened right in front of them.  Right as I got the text, we came up on the crash.  

The driver apparently hit a tree going 60MPH and her car flipped.  Ryan pulled the woman from the car and Uncle Rob called her husband.  It's the kind of thing makes you realize how you can be going along, enjoying your day, when everything changes in a split second.  Luckily, everyone seemed to be okay from the accident.  

And we have a bonafide hero in the family, now, so that's something to brag about. 


Kindy Lunde said...

Awe great post. Can't wait to go back to that place! Great idea Rach. Eli is a lucky guy to have an aunt like you! His mom isnt always so creative

rachel said...

whatever you are insanely creative!!!!!! I can't wait to take them back either.

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