Nine days until Christmas and what are we doing?
Shopping? Wrapping? Addressing Christmas cards?
Nope. None of the above. We are slumming in Newport Beach, the devil-may-care alternative to contemplating the dread terror that awaits us when fifteen people show up for Christmas dinner next week.
We hadn’t yet visited Tina and John in their new home in Newport Beach, and Grandparents’ Day was scheduled at Evie’s school, so we drove down for a few lovely days in Orange County. Here are some pix:
Viv and Evie are always a bit shy when we first show up. This is their "Who are these people?" look.
Buster warms right up, though! He remembers that we reliably slip him treats under the table.
They are living on Lido Isle, which gave us a front-row seat to the festive holiday boat parade.
So many lights!
We had so much fun visiting Evie's classroom for Grandparents' Day.
Can you read the posters Evie made? When asked to describe Grandpa, she wrote "feeds chickens, silly, loves Buster". Spot on assessment, Evie!
We got to meet Evie's teacher.
And it was so fun to be at her school.
After the event at school we went to a local diner for lunch. Grandpa LOVES his chocolate malt!
Then we went to see the big tree at Fashion Island. Evie seeks help from above "please, no more pictures!"
We had dinner at their house last night while they packed to leave for their fun trip to Hawaii. Evie demonstrated a plie for us.
The girls love hanging with Dad!
They’re headed for Hawaii so it’s time for us to drive back up the coast and face the Christmas music – so many presents, so little time!
Viv is ready for fun in the sun! Aloha!