Here are a few highlights of some recent activities. There are many other things we've been enjoying here but haven't captured in photos, including awesome yoga classes with Niav Connor, many hours of tennis played by David, a day of local wine tasting (which resulted in one of the best coffee epiphanies ever*), meals shared, pool silliness, and more.
Organizing her collection of found objects from a nature walk with her group.
A nighttime climb (our first) at the Rec Center while the kiddos sleep. David's on the far right.
And here I am — finally getting the hang of climbing!
Anna stole the talent show! She sang 3 songs. You can see the video here.
Almost every meal we have a counselor join us. Danee is a lifeguard and surf instructor at camp this summer.
Heading out on a group field trip to feed the giant koi at the UCSB Student Center (they fed them goldfish crackers!).
Anna and Alexandra, two of the seven kids in the 4-year-old group.
Another event while the kids are in bed. The dancing took place between rounds of team trivia (our team kicked ass!).
The craft hut is stocked with ceramics which get fired every night in the kiln. Anna chose a sweet fairy to paint.
We came across this little guy on the path down to the beach.
Anna's favorite beach activity — throwing things (rocks, shells, seaweed) into the water!
And my favorite beach activity — finding unexpected treasures.
And unexpected beauty.
* After hours of wine tasting on what felt like a very hot afternoon, we found a great, local coffee shop in Los Olivos. Instead of the typical sugar-laden coffee milkshakes, they offered an iced, blended coffee that was nothing but espresso, milk (soy, in my case), and ice. It was divine. There will be many in my future.