We’ve been back from California for a couple of weeks now but I just finished sorting through all of our photos! I think I got shutter-happy because I ended up with over 1000 pictures. The camera never left my side but I felt like I never wanted to miss a moment of Petra and Lukasz and I soaking in the California sunshine.
This mini vacation was definitely long overdue for us. It’s so great to live in a city like New York but I think it’s so necessary to take a break from the hustle and bustle every once in a while. Having the plane land in California was like literally a breath of fresh air. Even the plane ride TO California was calm and collected, with Petra sleeping a decent amount of time but not being overly rowdy when she was awake. We flew JetBlue and the staff was super supportive and accommodating of us having a little one.
Though the weather during our stay was up in the air, we lucked out and it was sunny during a majority of our time there with a couple of rainy days thrown in. It was different from our past trips to California, we usually make this trip in February and be weather is usually super sunny and high 70’s. After all, isn’t that what California is known for?
Petra got a chance to meet all of our California family and friends, including Eric, one of my best friends since middle school. These are the moments I looked forward to the most, introducing everyone to my little family. So much love going around, I felt so lucky.
We took it easy the first couple of days but went to the park and a few local hikes in the Irvine Park area. Petra rode a swing for the first time! Oh my goodness, the happiness on her face has me looking forward to Spring and Summer so we can go out to the park and have so much fun. Her happy face makes me melt! It almost makes me feel anxious thinking that these moments are fleeting, I just love her so much! Stay little forever, baby girl!
If anyone plans on going in a hike with littles anytime soon, I highly recommend getting a Tula carrier. It’s amazing and it let us be hands free. Lukasz loves baby wearing and Petra loves being worn by her papa. She even fell asleep on our little hike, she was so comfy! We got our as a hand me down from Lukasz’ sister who previously used hers for her two little ones. They’re really durable! I love it.
I have a few more posts for California coming up, I just really love the pictures and had to post for my own excitement if not for your reading pleasure. Thanks for following along!