Yes, it was Saturday night, and we all went to the races! Gary would do this every weekend, but once in a while, we all go as a family. There are a couple of things I must point out: first, it gets very cold later in the evening. Being on the oceanfront, the breeze really cools you down. Brooke and Andrew were in long sleeves, sweatshirts, and a blanket. I know it sounds strange to be bundled in a blanket in the middle of August, but that's how it goes here. Secondly, I am not a real race fan, but I mostly enjoyed the view (see the top right picture with the ocean to the left and the mountains to the right). It was a fun family night!
Wesley was at a friend's house, so I guess it was a fun family night, without Wesley. This brings up another thought. Wesley's friend lives in a multi-million dollar home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was interesting as I picked him up and he commented on the presents Cody got from his parents (valued at $500.00). It is a hard lesson for an 8-year old to learn---not to covet your best friends play-station 3, or nintendo wii. I am thinking it might just be easier to make sure my kids all have friends who are poor :)