Matt had a late meeting last night, which meant I was looking for something special to get to do with the kids. We had a late afternoon snack, packed up our bird seed and went to the lake in search of some ducks.

feeding ducks

feeding ducks feeding ducks

feeding ducks

feeding ducks

We went to the boat dock and although it was pretty with the water and the sun going down there were no ducks. 🙁  But then we spotted some just around the corner so we all took off running!

feeding ducks feeding ducks

The boys had to learn to not just take the entire cup of birdseed and throw it into the water all in one toss! The ducks were going crazy and the bird seed was going fast! The ducks were splashing and toppling over one another to get all of the food! But after the boys learned to use their fingers to give a little at a time things went a bit more smooth.

feeding ducks feeding ducks

The weather is so perfect right now. Not too hot, not too cold. We finally have some cooler temps here in Cali this week, which makes it actually feel like fall! We actually need a sweatshirt or sweater!!! And the leaves are starting to change. I feel like this is old news to people who live elsewhere, but for us this is a thing to celebrate!

feeding ducks

feeding ducks

feeding ducks

These little baby ducks had us all going crazy! They were fuzzy and so so cute! When we have to cross the street together I ask my kids to follow me just like baby ducks follow their momma. So when the kids saw this little family of ducks they were so happy to see that the real ducks actually DO follow their mom like I’ve taught them!

feeding ducks

feeding the ducks

Isn’t that baby duck just the cutest thing ever?!

feeding ducks

My boys live in these shoes…I cannot tell you how many pairs we have bought through the years. And no, I am not paid by Crocs to advertise for them. We really do just buy a lot of them! 🙂 They’re perfect for being around a lot of water and sand. We just stick ’em in the bath with the kids at night to keep them clean!

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As we were driving home I asked the kids if they had fun feeding the ducks and how they were feeling about dinner being so much later than normal…and Kai said, “What? Late? I had so much fun it felt like we were there for only 5 minutes!”

feeding the ducks

After feeding the ducks we had our late dinner and even squeezed in a family movie night before bed! And yes…it was a school night! 🙂 Guess we needed some “honey”! 🙂

 Well, that’s it for now! I thought I’d start to include some more of our “every day” in the blog, rather that just longer articles and thoughts on life all of the time! 🙂

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Love these insights into your everyday life! Makes me feel like I’m there and still part of your family ☺️

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You’ll always be a part of the fam.:) But I do miss you so!!! xoxo

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