I took the boys to the Japanese Garden in Hayward today. It’s tucked away from the main street and something you’d normally pass without noticing which is why I am so glad I happened to hear about it and took the time to look on Google maps to find it. I dressed them up a bit just in case we used the on the Christmas card this year. The boys and I had fun exploring the garden and they loved climbing the rocks and discovering where the paths would lead. I think we found ourselves a magical little spot. Here are some photos from our adventure.
Angie Ochoa Photography from San Ramon took this sweet photo for me. I asked if she would test out my new newsboy hat, bow tie and suspenders. I will do a little tweaking after this test run, but still super cute.
Last week I told Corbin that it was supposed to rain Sunday thru Tuesday and his last class might be cancelled. He was so bummed, but I told him to pray about it and see what happens. Weather is sometimes unpredictable and changes last minute. Yesterday I told him that the rain we were expected to have is not going to happen and that soccer is on. He was so happy to hear it and had such a great time out on the field today with the other boys. Here are some pictures with his coach and the other kids.
Corbin and I did a little experiment found in our Hands On Bible after reading about the first miracle Jesus made in John 2:1-12 where he turned water into wine. As we found out, turning water into wine is only something Jesus is capable of.
Today was our first visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. I’ve wanted to check out this museum sooner, but since it’s located in Sausalito and would have to drive through San Francisco I held off. That all changed when I found out that the museum has a free day each month. I love free days! That was all the encouragement I needed to make the drive and I’m so glad we did. The kids and I had a blast. There is plenty to entertain and the only time my kids complained was when I told them we needed to look at something new or leave the museum. That speaks for itself.
Yep, the final choice for this years Halloween costumes were cowboys. Phew! It was not an easy decision to say the least. From pirates, to Indians, to brave knights, to ninjas, to the Lone Ranger and then cowboys…makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Ha! So happy they came up with something completely unique to them and had fun with it. I found the hats at Michael’s for only about $2 each with coupon and Corbin wanted to add their names with foam stickers to personalize them. Everything else we had was in our closets. Love that! Attached are some pictures before the kids went trick or treating with dad. They were so excited! I just love the expressions on their faces.