On Friday we picked up Nanny and Pops then headed south to Pismo Beach to check out the Monarch Butterfly Grove. I had been wanting to do this for several weeks but weather and other surprises kept us from making the trip. We arrived just in time to help celebrate Monarch Day (mark your calendars, apparently there is such a thing). We listened to a docent speak on the life cycle and migration of the monarchs and we got to eat butterfly cake! Jason taught Nanny and Pops that butterflies do not come down to the ground to play hopscotch as they had previously thought, but rather, to mate. No need for euphemisms with our young scientist.
After the butterflies, our family drove down to Santa Maria for miniature golf while Nanny and Pops went to Costco. Cameron LOVES miniature golf. It is her favorite thing to do for vacation... that and stay in a hotel.
We had a great time playing together and Hayden was considerate enough to wait patiently in her stroller and clap and cheer for us. After the golf, the girls watched the boys race around the go kart track. They had a blast! We all enjoyed dinner at In-n-Out, a little time browsing at the bookstore and then the quiet ride home.