Monday, August 18, 2008

Newport Beach



I finally have a minute to sit down and post something!  We had another great trip!  The easiest vacation ever!  The kids thought they died and went to heaven!  Roll out of bed, throw on your swimsuit and run out to the beach!  And when I say ROLL, I mean it!  A week filled with Gelato, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Asian Donut shops...Rolling out of bed describes things perfectly!  

Alex found about 500 seashells, one sand dollar, 2 large crabs and about 150 sand crabs.  She learned how to boogie board with the big guys and of course made lots of new friends.  Andie filled every swimsuit with sand rolling around in the water and took a couple of random naps on the beach.  One after she got buried and shaped into a sea turtle and one just walking up to get a towel.  She's hilarious.  Avery loved the whole experience.  This was all new for her!  I can't believe how much sand can get lodged into so many places!  She loved digging with her cousin Gavin,  sitting on a beach chair and sharing a sandy snack with her cousin Ryder and throwing sand at everyone else.  And she loved getting her feet wet in the water!  

We did take a day and go to Knott's Berry Farm!  I grew up choosing that over Disneyland every year, (And yes, I'm sure there were shoulder pads there too.)  I blacked out on Montezuma's Revenge... I may be getting too old for this!  So it was fun to ride the Log Ride and eat Knott's Chicken dinner for old times sake.  I would recommend going in the spring or fall... summer is pretty hot!

So it ended up being a really good time!  I have lots of pictures recapping the trip here if you want to take a look.  Thanks Aaron for planning this event and taking all these great pictures!  You're the Best!



6 comments:

dnibley said...

A well-crafted blog entry if I've ever seen one. Why did we ever come home?

jakeandstephanietaylor said...

this made me cry...can I have some pics that look like this? PLEASE? What a beautiful family...

Jess said...

Where did you get those super cute dresses??

Mandee said...

Well, those are great pictures! Love the one of Alex against the rocks! Your girls are so cute! (And I am so happy and love exclamation points!)

And lastly... wish I were in Newport right now.

Kim said...

I love your adorable pictures! WOW...next time I go to Newport can I have your friend take pictures for us? Love the family show from behind! What a photographic family--seriously!

Katie said...

Yes, hello J-Crew model family! Love the pictures!