End of the school year, and ready for some fun this summer.
Last day of school and we were off to the Central Coast. Every year we go as a family to the Paso Robles Olive Oil Festival. This year we stayed a little longer in Avila for our Coldani Family Beach Vacation. So much fun to just cook, visit and let the kids play in the awesome pool!
Thanks Nonni & Nonno!
Children's Museum in Paso Robles
I guess Scott and Gino thought we were taking a silly face photo. Giada missed the memo.
There were about a million baby frogs where we were staying and the kids LOVED collecting them.
G was thrilled to see her buddy Addy on our day at the beach. I am not sure what I was doing at the beach, but I wasn't taking photos and I was getting sunburned!
Giada and Nonno worked on their pool playing.
It wouldn't be a trip to SLO if we didn't stop by the Avila Barn, only bummer was we were too early for the corn stand to be open.
Of course we had to bring some frogs home with us.
This big guy lost a bottom tooth. Tina the tooth fairy delivered
the glitter dollars sometime late that night!
Bedtime snuggles in new pajamas.
Happy Birthday LINNY! We invited ourselves over for a little swim and cupcakes.
Giada spent more time on the artwork than in the pool.
Loading up cattle to bring them back to the ranch.
Happy Father's Day boys! I don't think they ever made it to the golf course,
but they had a nice casual brunch to start off Father's Day.
CC loves the water, cooling off and then making a muddy mess!
The kids did a few camps this summer to keep them busy! Always fun when you run into classmates. Gymnastics camp for the win!
We landed early morning, and it also happened to be Mike's birthday. He wanted to see the 9/11 memorial, then head to dinner and drinks at Finnegan's the SF Giants bar on the East Coast. We had been to the memorial before when they had just the fountains and not the museum. We took a guided tour which was very interesting to hear various things that happened that day and leading up to that day to the surrounding buildings. We were silent for a few hours just taking it all in. The fountains are breathtaking and so huge. It really gives you the sense of how large the buildings were and the loss. New buildings are making their way up in the area and the museum has so much information. It's hard to put into words the way you feel taking it all in.
While Mike tried to set up the booth and attend some business meetings, Nick and I were off to the Good Food Mercantile.
I did an interview on Olive Oil with Heritage Radio and Olga from Olica Olive Oil Company. Always good to get the message out about buying Good Quality California EVOO.
This year the Fancy Food Show was extra special since we swept the Olive Oil Category. We won the Gold, Silver and Bronze. Jalapeno Gold, Blood Orange Silver and our Premium Calivirgin EVOO Bronze were the big winners. We had some special events at the show in honor of the wins.
Another highlight from the trip was seeing Valerie and Clay Oliver. We met them a couple years ago at the Good Food awards in SF. We fell in love with them and their sweet girls. Oliver Farm Artisan Oils is the place to go if you are looking for Peanut, Sunflower, Pumpkin or Benne oil!
While we were away the kids seemed to be having tons of fun! Root Beer Floats with Stella!
Lodi Lake with Nana
I am pretty sure he never wanted to come home!
BABIES! I love snuggling babies. I was so glad to be home and not miss the birth of Hayden James Lange ...Rolling in on the last day of the month. 6/30/17 ~ 7.7lbs ~ 20in.
Cute as can be with tons of hair! Congrats Sum and Phil