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Phase 1 of 3 of the NorCal trip: Santa Cruz picspam [20160902|06:44]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Because I know I'll never remember everything if I wait until after the trip to write it down, I present to you the Santa Cruz picspam. (PS sorry if the photos don't show; all my phone images back up automatically to Google Photos & I don't have the energy to transfer this curation to Flickr right now

Sunday evening arrival at the resort. Humuhumu dancing in the golden hour.

Siblings sharing hot chocolate.

Cookie observes all.

Always good to have a stick with you when hiking the mountain trails.

Improvising beach toys with cups/bottles from the hotel room.

Mummy & Humuhumu at the beach.

Sand castle building never gets very far with these two. They enjoy the smooshing too much.

Photogenic family.

My parents turned up laden with gifts for the children. The best present was this doll for Humuhumu, for which one of my parents' friends had sewn an entire wardrobe and sourced glasses. Humuhumu was (is) enraptured. She keeps saying, "I love this dolly. I love her. She looks like me. She has glasses like me. She can't see properly without her glasses, Mummy."

She wanted to have a nap but dolly had to go to sleep first. NB: I didn't position dolly, she did.

Beach time with Grandma.

Keiki: DANCE PARTY USA! Everyone else: whuuuut

Humuhumu beach selfie v1

Humuhumu beach selfie v2

Humuhumu: My Face as a Dark Chocolate Sorbet Cone

Noisy sea lions on a pontoon by the wharf.

Quiet sea lions napping underneath the wharf.

Paper jellyfish hanging from the ceiling of the tiny wharf museum.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-09-02 13:05 (UTC)
AAaah, dolly's glasses!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-09-15 09:43 (UTC)
They are perfect. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-09-15 09:43 (UTC)
:D :D :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-09-15 09:44 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2016-09-11 21:44 (UTC)
How did the kids do on the long flight over? I'm glad you had such a fun time, and that's too cool how the dolls have glasses! Every girl should have at least one doll that she can relate to!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-09-15 09:47 (UTC)
The short answer on the long flight: It was dreadful. Mostly because Keiki is exactly the wrong age for it: too big to be comfortable sitting down the whole flight, too little to enjoy 11 straight hours of television & tablet games (Humuhumu was in heaven).

Agreed on the doll - she's currently doing a lot of processing through Dolly.
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