Monday, September 14, 2009

September

Taking advantage of one of the last beach weekends. We randomly got beach camping at Carpinteria for Labor day weekend, I was SO excited. I always look since it's a super nice beach and campground and close to our house, so when I looked the day before and there was availability I jumped on it. So we got to spend the weekend relaxing at the beach. Here is baby Creed living the good life
This is what you need for a day at the beach with a baby. For some reason he doesn't want to sleep in the crib (just play) so we brought the stroller because he loves napping in it. Everytime I go to the beach I feel like the opening scene from Yes, Dear, a comedy that you definitly should tivo if you are in need of any late night nursing tv shows.
Little surfer girl in training
Collecting rocks
Living the good life
We had a few visitors in the night. More like 6 actually. Racoons pushed over our cooler and helped themselves to our eggs and bread. I heard them and made Mike go outside to scare them off. They weren't the scared ones. They didn't even move and just stood there hissing at him! I was super freaked inside the tent trailer hearing them hiss at them. I thought he would come back in all bleeding from those fat racoons. So we got to take a walk in the morning to the local IHOP
It wouldn't be camping without an early morning trip to the restroom. Thank you Mike for capturing this moment on camera
Coley woley
Happy boys!
Some minor home improvements. Although we will miss the pink floral wallpaper, it was time to say good-bye.
We are lucky to have such talented friends. Our friend Melissa who is in interior design suggested the orange wall, Jeremy who is also super talented picked the color, and voila. I would've never picked orange but I totally love it. I wish I had a before picture, the new wall totally brightens up the place. If we could pick one project each month to work on our house would be so awesome. Food for thought.

9 comments:

Ryan said...

I do like the orange.

B and K said...

Your so lucky to have a friend thats an interior designer. I need (a lot of) help in being more bold and decorating...

Laura and David said...

nikki you do so many fun things!! remember to call me the next time you hit orange county to collect baby's shoes.

Tyson and Carrie said...

I love the new look in your house! I need to get over there to see it, hopefully soon. :)

stephanie said...

fun camping and cute house!

Shannon said...

Wow, orange! That is a bold color but I like it. That's the great thing about paint...you can try a color and if you don't like it you just paint right over it. Glad you were able to camp at the place you were wanting to camp at. Looks like a ton of work but lots of fun.

Nana Donna said...

Wow, the pictures of Cole really surprized me. He is loosing his baby look and starting to look more grown up! I'm glad you had a fun time at the beach.....darn racoons! We have a ground hog out back...any suggestions?

I love your colors, in your kitchen, very bold!

brandt and soupie strong said...

The beach and the house look awesome. I cant belive the racoons didnt do anything.Good nobody got hurt. I would love to have the beach next to our house.

Stephen, Nadia, Mia y Ella said...

I like the show, have you seem George Lopez? That's a good one too..
bad racoons, spoiling the fun...
we like the colors..green is my favorite..