Warmer weather has finally arrived in the bay area so we have been visiting the beaches in Alameda.
Emma is growing so tall! Here she is next to maiki for comparison.
We finally went out on a date for my bithday.
We went to Almond & Oak. I will return for the foccacia.
We took Gene on a grocery tour of Berkeley. Monterey Market was the true winner.
July is concerts in the park, non stop swimming pools, learning to ride a bike, park afternoons, beach days, garden visits and celebrating friends.
Emma and I flew to El Segundo to visit family. We stayed with my Dad (grandpa). It was very fun but so hot!
One afternoon we visited the Getty museum. It is free and so lovely. We only went in one building but saw paintings, photography and decorative arts.
We sat outside under the big umbrellas and sipped coffee. It was so nice there. I wish it was not so hot so we could have gone through the gardens.
One day we went to the Del Amo mall in Torrance. There was a new Mitsuwa marketplace. The Kinokuniya bookstore is our favorite.
We ate outside in the evenings on the patio at my Dad’s place. It would start to cool off and we would just chill out there.
Our beach day was so refreshing. The breeze off the ocean was cool and it was the first time I wasn’t sweating. Emma enjoyed playing on the shore and watching dolphins play out in the water.
We visited with lots of family. I had so much fun that I forgot to take more pictures. It was so great to hug my siblings after a long time apart.
maiki had been traveling as well and we were super happy to be reunited again.
Visited the beach with my daughter and my best friend and her daughter for a short but very special moment in time.