Saturday, November 3, 2012

October: She-ra, a Cat, Superman and Two Referees, Fun Surf, Billy turns 60, and Pa's Pumpkin Patch

If you couldn't already tell, my friend Chris was She-ra!  Awesome.  Isaac refused to wear the Batman costume I got him this year, insisting to be Superman from last year.  At the last minute, Monet put together a cat costume.  She looked so cute..Robby and I were referees...just like we are everyday. hahaha

One of my favorite people, Billy, turned 60.  My good friend, Chris, met Billy at a surf break she started hanging out at a few years back.  A bunch of old men surf there (and a few girls and young men).  Billy is one of them and they became fast friends.  He is a kid at heart.  He dropped out of high school his junior year.  One day, he was going to the liquor store and saw a bunch of people in line for something.  So naturally, he joined them.  Turned out they were all in line to join the electrician's union.  He did that until he retired a few years ago.  He's married to his high school sweetheart, Julie.  Isaac loooves him and has actually fallen asleep in his arms. I always make fun of Chris for surfing with these guys EVERY TIME she surfs when there are so many other breaks the surf is more desirable at.  But, she does it for the company and I can't blame her.  The old men are fun. 

October might be my favorite month in Southern California.  It's sunny, the water is usually warm and the beaches are quiet.  The water is so warm, we went out in our tops.  We had some super fun sessions at the pier this month.  The water has been really clean.  The kids have had a blast body surfing.

Love this picture of my girlfriend Ashley going out to surf.

I think Robby enjoyed his costume more than the kids.  He was blowing his whistle in my ear all night, yelling out calls.  I was feeling under the weather on Halloween. We've been fighting a little cold in our family.  I stuck to yoga at the gym and only surfed one day.  I'm trying to focus on yoga because I'm taking my teacher training in December.  I took an acupressure class a coupe weeks at the college.  It was amazing and I can't wait to learn more.  I looove holistic health.

Thanks to Groupon, we went to Pa's Pumpkin Patch and got to go on unlimited rides!  Monet loved the fast roller coaster and spinning rides and Isaac jumped in the bounce houses and huge slides.  Pumpkin Patches are magical. 

Other highlights from October include a visit from my cousin Renae.  She stayed with us over the weekend with her friend.  We had an afternoon surf session thanks to the 80 degree temps and the wind staying down. Our roommate, Amy moved out which is a bummer, but we found a new one: Jason.  Hope he's nice and stays a while.  I also found out, Isaac most likely qualifies for an extended Kindergarten program that starts mid next school year in which he can go to preschool full time for FREE!!!  Woo Hoo!  I see the light! :)
Oh, and Robby and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary!  I feel so lucky and blessed to share my life with him and our little family.  It's not always easy, but we are a good team.  We are so different in a lot of ways, but we really do compliment each other.  It's so nice to be with someone who enjoys life the way you enjoy life.  Also, in the picture from our anniversary; Isaac started saying, "Mommy, me and May (Monet) have pink skin and Daddy has brown skin."  Hahah, I think he's right!