Since I've been gone, we've been to the beach for a family vacation, a family reunion, a MOPS Planning Retreat, more remodeling and catching up on the house and garden during the week.
So first things first, I'll start with our mini-vacation to the beach. Since I was a teenager, we've gone to Nehalem Bay with my dad and step-mom. They take their big horses and minis and ride on the beach. Now that all us kids have children, it is even more fun. This first picture is of Hailey seeing the ocean for the first time. She was literally screaming for joy when she saw it. She absolutely loves water, and she was in heaven. I love seeing the world afresh through a child's eyes.The cousins found a driftwood fort that they thought was great fun.I thought Hailey was never going to get tired of playing in the ocean (or the sand). Playing with brother - jumping waves.My twin sis, Stacie, and I hangin' out on the beach. It was nice weather most of the time. My step-mom made me that shirt when I was in high school. I always bring it with me when I go camping. She even made me a new one, but I just can't bear to give my old one up yet.Michael has so much patience with the kids. He helped Hailey build a rockin' sand castle.This little cutie is my brother's son, Noah. Couldn't you just eat him up? Love those cheeks! He was enthralled with the ocean as well.Last beach picture of Hailey Baby and the sunglasses she picked out. Talk about "Rose Colored Glasses", LOL!
Stay tuned, my next post will be about the horses.
BTW, Hailey's 3rd birthday is tomorrow. Can't wait for the Luau Party! I totally dig themed parties.