Sunday, April 21, 2013

Baby Showers and Tilden Park

We had such a great Sunday today. First, we went to our friend Jenn & Andie's baby shower with our friend Andrea. They have an awesome house in the Oakland Hill's and a gorgeous deck & backyard. It was warm and sunny out and we just chilled out on the deck. They had a great spread of food and got a ton of gifts. We are so excited for Baby to come in May!!

After the shower, we came home and Evie & I drove up to Tilden Park. Tilden Park is like the Golden Gate Park of Berkeley. It is a HUGE. We had to drive up a super windy road to get to the park and in the process, passed the Lawerence Hall of Science, The Tilden Golf Course, a Botanical Garden and more. Once in Tilden Park, we found a lake, a merry go round, and a steam train. Cannot wait to check these all out!!
First up, we found Lake Anza. This is a real, live, swimming hole. It is a big lake with a beach and people were laying on the sand and swimming in the water. We were shocked to find this! haha. Evie jumped in the water in a private area to cool off. It was in the 80's today!

We wandered into the park and I quickly realized I had to pay attention to where we were going in order to get back to the car. I had NO cell service and if we got lost, we were going to be LOST. 

 We saw TONS of picnic areas, trails, and places to roam around. 
 We came home and Evie promptly got a bath. After all of that, we both laid on the couch together. I am so thankful that Evie is such a cuddle bug. She absolutely loves to cuddle with you on the couch and love on you.

We then made dinner - more grilling out! We hung outside while we cooked BBQ chicken and corn on the cob. Deeeelish!

In other news, my house project is the bathroom and it is definitely coming along. I got the cutest shower curtain that even Erik approves's brown with cream colored dots.

My project this weekend was staining a wood shelf for the bathroom. This shelf has been hanging around for awhile and rather than give to Goodwill, I decided to make some changes to it and keep it. We now have some extra hooks in the bathroom and a place to put your watch before taking a shower!

We had a great weekend. A good balance of getting stuff done and having fun. Sometimes the weekends tip too far in one of those directions and then you feel that that you either didn't have enough or had too much fun This was a perfectly balanced weekend for us though. 

Here's to a less stressful, balanced week.........
I Want You To Have A Good Week!

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