What Holiday Season in San Diego is complete without a visit to the Hotel del Coronado? So we crossed the bridge and met up with Nonno, Nanna, Zio Robert, Zia Marna, and Cugina Abigail for an afternoon of holiday cheer.
To get in the Halloween spirit, Mama and I took Alessio to Suzie’s Farm’s Pumpkin Palooza for his first farm and his first pumpkin patch. He didn’t care that the fields were almost picked clean since he saw chickens, vines, costumed kids, sugar skulls and more. Can’t wait until next year when he will walk around the patch and pick his perfect pumpkin!
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Alessio watching the chickens feast on a few pumpkins.
The horror of chickens feeding on the flesh of dead pumpkins. And parents just let their children watch!
Mama and Alessio wading through the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkin.
Will Mama and Alessio pick the Champion style of pumpkin?
Or will they pick a Triamble pumpkin?
Mama and Alessio checking to see if this is the pumpkin he wanted to bring home.
In order to pick the perfect pumpkin you must first be the perfect pumpkin.
Alessio is not quite sure if this is the pumpkin he wants.
Alessio thinks he see’s better pumpkins over there.
We must taste test anything before we deem it to be the perfect pumpkin.
Is this the perfect pumpkin? We must inspect it!
Is that a g-g-g-g-ghost?
Just the boys hanging out at Suzie’s Farm’s Pumpkin Palooza.
For at least the past 5 years, Wife and I have spent the Friday evening after Thanksgiving enjoying a few holiday inspired drinks while we decked the halls (really just our living room). Below are a few pictures from the party for two (four if you include Killian and our house guest puppy Kona).
Fireplace all decked out.
The tree looking good.
Our mule trying to find the northern star.
Artstic shot by Wife.
We brought back a mule from the Grand Canyon National Park.
Hanging the first ornament. Hand Models by Wife.
Wife making sure the lights are all in the right place.
Kona was actually willing to stay still for more than 2 seconds; Killian on the other hand…
For the 4th of July, Wife and I began at the Lezack’s new place. After fixing their PS3-HDMI-Television problem (I know, I am a nerd), we played a new game called washers. Michelle (@mlezack) and I beat Jen (@beachJen81) and Dan with a score of 21 to something. After then watching a few more rounds, Wife and I headed north to visit Tom and his new apartment on the what I am calling Tom’s Harbor (it is more of a cove, but I like harbor better).
After finding a great parking space (close to Tom’s), we enjoyed the view from the balcony, a delicious crock pot dinner, hanging on the dock, and then some fireworks. While we did not see much of the official fireworks, the neighbors definitely made sure we saw some sparkles.
I have to give it to both our host, they have great party locations. The Lezacks have a wonderful backyard with a pool (unfortunately too cold this 4th) and jacuzzi, while Tom has a very vibrant spot on the water with a dock and some friendly neighbors. Looking forward to the Labor Day Party!