There was a time long ago when hubby and I would jet out of town for our birthdays. One year, it was a weekend in Bermuda. Another time, it was a hiking trip to Acadia National Park. Things have changed for us now that we have kids.
This year was significantly lower key and more oriented around kids’ activities.
Flower Hills Maker’s Bazaar
On Saturday, we headed to the Flower Hill Maker’s Bazaar in the Del Mar‘s Flower Hill Promenade.
The event had so much to do for the kiddos! There was Pam’s Farm, a petting zoo with a sheep, goat, pig, ducks, chickens and a shih tzu pup!
I understand this pig so well! Sleep is nice.
Pam let the little guys get on top of the sheep. So adorable!
There was a little area for lounging on blankets and pillows with a ping pong table and corn hole.
My mom took part in the charity cake walk, and she won a cake in the first round! It was funny because this wound up serving as my birthday cake.
Flower Hill Promenade has a little playground, and the twins really enjoyed climbing and running around before lunch.
We also got two amazing balloon animals created for the boys. Big Brother also got his face painted! That’s a little hippo on his cheek.
Wow, I cannot believe how fun this event was. On top of what I have shown you, there was also live music by Kathryn the Grape and a choir group as well as succulent and painted picture frame make-and-takes. We were pooped after about 4 hours at the bazaar.
Dinner at Giovanni’s
That evening, we had dinner at Giovanni’s in Linda Vista with my parents and my brother’s family.
On Sunday, we all met up again at Balboa Park to visit the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre.
It was the boys’ first time in a theatre, and they got to be big boys and sit in their boosters all by themselves. Big Brother really enjoyed the puppet show, while the other two lost interest after awhile.
After the show, we got to pet the puppets and take photos with them. Hi, Baxter Bunny!
We had lunch at the Home Plate Cafe and then continued on to the Museum of Man without the rest of the group. My parents and brother had to leave.
I checked out the Museum Pass from the library which provides admission for 2 adults and 4 children, so we were able to visit for free!
Our favorite exhibits was the Monsters! exhibit and Adventure Kids in Egypt.
That evening, hubby took care of the kiddos so I could go have a massage and cupping session! Woohoo!
It was such a fun-filled weekend and I am so happy to have spent it with my family.