Butano State Park

We kicked off our camping season at Butano State Park this past weekend. Camping is such a great way to spend quality time with family and friends - no phones, no TV, no household chore distractions. My kids love it because it's the only time I let them go (meaning they get to eat all kinds of junk food, get dirty without me nagging them, be creative with their surroundings, and be with nature). We had an awesome time, despite rain the first night. We took the kids for a hike, celebrated "Uncle Nick's" birthday, counted banana slugs, met new friends, went to the beach, and the best part - we devoured tons of s'mores! 

Here are some shots from our super fun trip. Enjoy!

 My oldest insisted to wear her leather jacket because she is cool like that. 

My oldest insisted to wear her leather jacket because she is cool like that. 

 Hubby found a pond behind our campsite. It was very Zen!

Hubby found a pond behind our campsite. It was very Zen!

 We found a giant broccoli!

We found a giant broccoli!

 Leah and her many uncles. Also, isn't this dog - Hakishi or "Fluffy" so adorable?!?!

Leah and her many uncles. Also, isn't this dog - Hakishi or "Fluffy" so adorable?!?!

 Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Beach