Monday, May 31, 2010

Coming Out Party

Andrew's parents set out on a RV beach tour late last week. They started out in Cambria and ended up in Santa Cruz so Andrew and Blake could join them. Blake became a big boy on this trip. He thought it was really fun to go potty on the RV potty and slept in a big boy bed across from his daddy. I stayed at home with Reade and enjoyed showering him with 100% of my attention. We drove down on Saturday for Reade's first trip to the beach and to celebrate him being off of house arrest.

Ellen and Reade napped while Andrew and I took a walk to the snack shack:

Blake and a beach friend (from Sacramento) digging for crabs:

Helping Grandma prepare steaks for dinner:

After dinner sunset shot:

When else do you get hot cocoa in your sippy before bed? Blake's great nana and grandpa gave him his Curious George Goes To The Beach book:

Campfires are great. Blake got scared when people were making smores and catching marshmallows on fire:

They camped at Seacliff State Park in Aptos where there is a sunken ship at the end of the pier. At one time, it used to be a nightclub:

Ellen took Blake down to the beach right when they arrived. After exploring the RV, he picked up a chair and did this:

Happy Memorial Day:
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster


Anne said...

Your pictures bring back memories when my father and I went fishing off the ship at SeaCliff. We always threw back what we caught - it was juat all about the catching that was fun.

Shannon said...

Wow, so you got to fish off the actual boat?

Anne said...

The cement ship was stationary with the pier built out to it - as it is today. Yes, we stood on the ship and fished off the sides. The only part that became inaccessible is the very tip (bow?).

Anne said...

I just looked at a website: and it looks like you can't get on the ship any more and it looks like the ship has sunk a bit!