Trains and hiking

Chris recently finished rebuilding a train table for our local bookstore.  He did a very professional job, and the train table is now completely solid and kid-proof.  David (and all of the other kids) are thrilled to have it back.  David makes train noises (“woo woo” and “din din din”) and even waves to the people painted on the side of the train.

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Chris, David and I met up with some friends yesterday at Wunderlich Park for some hiking.  This was the farthest that David has ever gone in his backpack (5 miles), and it went smoothly, all in all.  David really liked seeing the horses and deer (and of course the motorcycles at the gas station on the way home.)

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After hiking, we bummed around San Carlos … where David and Chris stopped for an apple break.

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Hikes, beaches, and parks

We’ve been busy!  And, we’re thankful we’ve been able to take advantage of the great weather we’ve had recently.  We just bought a new hiking backpack, and we’ve actually used it quite a bit.  As you can see below, David seems to really like it … we went hiking at Eaton and Big Canyon parks in San Carlos today, but we’ve also it a lot just walking around town.  David seemed to our hike this morning – especially the dogs we met.

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A few weeks ago, we drove over to the Pacifica and let David play at the beach.  We actually had really nice (and surprisingly warm) weather.  The water was still really cold, but David really liked playing in the sand and running around.  We even stopped for some “nu nu” (David speak for “noodles”) on the way home.

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In addition to going on hikes and to the beach, we’re still enjoying our local parks.  I think David’s favorite things to do are (1) to throw rocks in the water and (2) to chase the Canadian geese (which he calls ducks.)  He has also gotten really good at climbing up the slides.

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