March 13, 2015

impromptu beach trip

Last Friday Lane came home and asked if we had any plans for the next day. When I said no, he shrugged, smiled, and asked "Impromptu family beach trip?"

Um, yes please!

So Saturday midday, we set off to Manzanita.

Although the wind was intense, it was a gorgeous day with clear blue skies.

After getting coffee, we went down to the beach and the boys ran around while Ellle and I dug in the sand.

See! I was there:

We realized that Judah's defense mechanism for dealing with the wind is just to fall asleeep. He did so (despite the 2.5 hour car ride) right after this picture was taken, and then again in the Ergo while we walked down the beach.

James frolicked, as usual...

Eleanor's favorite activity was grabbing fist-fulls of sand, and throwing it toward the water. Two-year-old's confuse me.

We ended the evening with dinner in Cannon beach. It was while waiting forty five minutes for our food (during which we played lots of eye-spy, made friends with our neighbors in the next booth, and colored... also, Elle spilled a glass of ice water into my lap, just to make sure I was alert) that we remembered why we don't eat out much. 

It was still a wonderful adventure.

PS a year ago today: A different adventure.

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