Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend in Review: Outside!

It's officially hiking season here in northern California!  I swear, it was so gorgeous here this weekend.  And after falling asleep on my couch watching the DVR'd Royal Wedding Friday night, I was itching to be outside on Saturday.  And so . . . my friend Doro came over and we did an incredible hike in the Oakland Redwoods.  Those of you who are coming to visit, this scenery is what you have to look forward to:

taken with iPhone mid-hike

Amazing, right?  And then Sunday, I took my little pal Freeman straight to the beach:

me: "Let's play in the water!"
F: "I can't believe you just woke me up from my nap."


It was definitely warm enough to lay out, but not so much to swim.  F and I put our feet in the water but it was freeeeeezing (as usual in San Francisco).  We still had fun!


Here's hoping this kind of weather continues.  It's good for the soul.

And it *almost* helps me get over the fact that I couldn't be in southern California this weekend for Sammy Lazzaroni's first birthday.  His mama is one of my very best friends and their family is so dear to me!  If I could have one superpower, it would definitely be the Samantha-Stephens-nose-wiggle ability to transport myself anywhere, anytime.  Wouldn't that be amazing?

p.s. Check out Kristen's post today at While We're Waiting.  Made my heart swell.

18 comments:

Summer Athena said...

my MIL loves to take us hiking when we visit! wanna come with?

Katy Mary said...

gorgeous! I was telling my fiance we need to go on more hikes just this weekend. Looks like a nice time!

kimbirdy said...

i love those rare warm san francisco days! and i definitely miss all the bay area hiking. there's something about those rolling hills with overlooks of the ocean that are so soothing.

undomestic chica said...

So jealous you have a beach close by! Little F is adorable!

Jax said...

Awwww.. sweet photos! Even if the water wasn't warm enough to get in, it still looks fabulous to me! Summer is around the corner!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

looks like a very fun weekend- I hate cold ocean water-
F is a keeper.

drollgirl said...

super weather, right?! it is warm here, too. it is crazy! it is only may and we are supposed to hit 90 today. yeesh! it is kind of like we have two seasons in california now: a weenie winter, and the rest is pretty summery!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

OK seriously, I have tears in my eyes from holding my laughter in. Freeman is THE man! "I can't believe you just woke me up from my nap." best.line.ever.

Glad you had a fantastic weekend. I need to start getting my ass out and about!

Meghan said...

It looks like the weather was just spectacular! Please send some of the sunshine to Chicago! We could use it!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Have you read Meg's post yet, Claire? I think you'll be moved by it as well: http://or-so-i-feel.blogspot.com/2011/05/almost-ten-years-later-pseudo-political.html

Meredith said...

Your pictures always make me want to pick up and move straight to SF. Like right this minute. Looks like you had so much fun! And I so enjoyed our little email chat today - I needed that!

sheba said...

freeman is too cute! so jealous of your nice weather.

starnes family said...

Agree on the KS post. Awesome.

Love the San Fran beaches!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'd love the Samantha wriggle nose ability. Glad you had good weather and here's to more beach days with Freeman!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Gracie said...

This looks beautiful. I want to go on more hikes. The sky is so blue.

And Freeman. What a cutie! I hope the weather stays like that for you so you can keep on good days for the soul.

Faiza said...

i love seeing pics of you and freeman. what a collection you have started!

hope some of that sun makes it way over here soon...brrrrrrr!

thanks for pointing us towards kristen's post. she wrote so beautifully about something that is really powerful.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like you had some great weather over the weekend!

Micaela said...

i CAN'T wait to be there soon!!!!

his little face from a nap is hilariously adorable!! such a cute photo of you two ;)