Monday, February 15, 2010

Beach Get-a-way

hFor President's Day weekend we decided it was going to be too crowded at the ski resorrt. And the weather was supposed to be wonderful down the hill. We decided to leave our beloved mountians for another favorite destination... the beach.

After posting on Facebook that I was going to go to the beach... one of my friends on facebook offered up their house to us for the weekend. They live in Oxnard by the beach. I had never been there and wasn't sure what was there but after googling it I was hooked. We took her up on her offer and packed to stay over night in Oxnard.

They have four kids and everything that we needed. We got there around 11:00 am. The girls were excited to play on the trampoline first thing.

We ate lunch and then headed up the coast to Carpinteria where there were tide pools.

We got there right as the tide was heading out. We enjoyed looking through the rocks to see what we could find.

Ali found a rather large shell right off and it only predicted better things to come.

The only problem with this beach was that there was tar everywhere. It oosed out of the ground. And caused things to get a little messy. Don't wear your best clothes.

After going to the beach and collecting tons of shells we headed out for a nice Valentine's Dinner. Cameron bought the girls sundays that were huge for desert. We then showered and settled in to watch the olympics on T.V. Ali was super excited about the olympics and it made it very fun to watch.

Sunday morning we had a nice breakfast and headed to the beach for a few hours. It was so warm. Annika liked the beach right away and enjoyed walking all over it.

The girls got in the water right away and enjoyed getting wet.

Pretty soon Cameron decided to take off Annika's clothes and let her really enjoy the waves.

Annika was not impressed when a big wave got her feet all cold and she yelled at the cold water.


Shar said...

a few things -

first, you look amazing! I am totally jealous of those long legs of yours, always have been! :)

second, the beach! oh those pictures make me so excited to live by the beach again.

third, your girls are so cute and so fun! seeing all your pictures makes me so excited for when my girls are older.

last, i need potty training advice. and temper tantrum advice. and crazy two year old advice. any good books you recommend?

yay! we'll be closer :)