Weekend Getaway

We recently took our first vacation as a family of three and we had a wonderful time.  Some of the highlights of our weekend trip to Santa Barbara were taking our little one to the zoo for the first time, the best guacamole and margaritas at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, an evening stroll on State Street with Starbucks in hand, the gorgeous weather (of course!), picnicking with some of our dear friends and their little one, and mostly getting some much needed quality time with my two favorite guys. Isn't this view of Santa Barbara Mission beautiful?!

Little hands were very intent upon helping daddy read the map.  It was so cool to be able to see the animals close up - and for this reason, I LOVED the Santa Barbara Zoo.

The blooming flowers at our hotel created a delicious scent to let us know that Spring is on it's way.  I loved the smell of Jasmine wafting through the air!

Exploring our patio... and then trying to taste it all. :-)

I adore this little face who just woke up from his nap.  He's such a sweet, cuddly little guy - especially when he first wakes up.  I can't get enough of him, even with his silly bed head and paci leftover from his nap.

Escaping from the hum-drum of the day-to-day was just what our family needed.  Thank you, Santa Barbara, for being the perfect hostess!