Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oregon Coast- pic heavy

We were supposed to leave for San Diego on the 27th. We were supposed to be there for over a week and then while Zack flew back the boys and I were supposed to drive back, visiting my friends along California on the way. That didn't happen. We had quite a few large expenses come up last month and had to postpone that plan.

I had mentioned that a day at the coast might be fun so Zack started looking around, actually finding a nice hotel in Seaside with a room available on Friday night. We headed over in the morning. It was a bit overcast and breezy so instead of playing on the beach we went to the carousel for a ride,and play in the toy store.

and have some coffee and lunch of delicious clam chowder. That is where I found this flier- for you Dad... I love that you can rent HarDleys. LOL

After that rented a peddle car. The boys got a kick out of that, that is until we hit the first bump and Jax realized he was not in his comfy car seat. We went back to the hotel to get the Ergo. We drove around the side streets getting upclose views of the cute beach bungalows and little downtown of Seaside. It's a very sweet town.

Saturday we woke up to some blue skies peeking through the previous days clouds and knew that the weather man had lied, again. Happy for us! We headed to the beach.

Grayson got to fly his first kite with Daddy. He loved that, since he had been begging since his 1/2 birthday party to fly any of the 3 he got!

That is until the wind calmed down or they stopped running and the kite would attempt suicide by nose diving into the sand. Then we had a sad boy on our hands. Turns out he doesn't care how it stayed up, just that it did and wind be damned it better not fall from the sky dammit. It was a short lived kite flying time, put away in favor of the less tears inducing buckets and shovels. :)

Meanwhile, Jax was attempting to nap since he had refused in the hotel room.
We had to head back to the room to pack up and check out so we left the beach a bit later.

After we checked out and left Seaside we decided to go to Canon Beach and hang out bit at the tide pools and Haystack rock. It is such a gorgeous beach and amazing day, a rarity at the Oregon Coast. G had a great time splashing in the water and digging in the sand. He loves the beach almost as much as his mom does. It's not San Diego but today, it will do.

Zack, Jaimey, Grayson, Jonathan and Jaxon. Happy Labor Day!

(that sand writing thing is WAY harder than it looks! I am very thankful that To Write Their Names in the Sand is so talented in that aspect! Mine looked nothing like theirs when I tried to be all creative.)


Heidi said...

I love the pick of Z and G walking down the beach!

Marlyn said...

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous family having a fun mini vacay!