I have to start with a few photos that I found on my camera but had forgotten about. I had images on my camera from before Thanksgiving - somehow I didn't do a post about that holiday. Anyway, I learned that hide-and-go-seek is more of a game of let's-all-hide-in-the-same-spot when you play it with three year olds.
We flew back to San Jose after Christmas so that we could both go back to work. But on Thursday night we hopped onto another plane and flew down to Irvine to spend New Years with my friend Carrie and her husband and son. We had such a fun time at their house. Carrie has the cutest three year old son who is full of energy and we had a lot of fun getting to know him and Carrie's husband, Charlie.
For some reason, I kept forgetting to pull out my camera and take photos, so I don't have pictures from our beautiful morning walk along the beach. But I do have a photo from the next morning when their dachsund, Cracker, came into the room we were staying in to say good morning to Paul.
We had hot dogs and s'mores and laughed and talked until we burned up the wood we had brought and started to get too cold to stay any longer. It was the perfect way to spend the first night of 2011.