Sunday, November 21, 2010

San Clemente 2010

This summer was a bit unusual when it comes to beach trips. We usually go with Darren's family for a week to Newport but that didn't work out this year. So, we found a place for ourselves in San Clemente and had a great time forming unique memories with just the six of us. My favorite part about this trip is that it was just us and our schedule...we did whatever we wanted and we were together the whole time. We definitely missed the entire Bryan family experience, though!



We took a few day excursions and the following photos tell a bit about two of those- a trip to the Rainbow flip flop store and a trip to a really fun pirate park...




One of my all time favorite memories of this trip is the swing set on the beach. We always set our stuff up near one of the sets so that the kids could go back and forth between the water, the sand, and the swings. The kids were crazy as they tried to launch themselves as high as possible on the dismount. It was fun to walk to the swings and get an ice cream along the way after our dinner but before the sun went down...




The boys love to find sand crabs and at this beach there were tons of them. I'm not going to lie, it can be addicting to dig and search for the mama of all crabs. This was my fave sand activity this year...






The view from out condo balcony... It was only a few minutes walk to get there. There is a great 6 mile path along the beach that I got to run along every day that we were there. There's also a train the runs along this section of the beach. It was fun for Nash to hear it and run to the window to watch it.


Good times...


Ethan and one of the many friends that he made at the beach this year. I love that the kids have the courage to just walk up to people and make a new bud. I wish adults were that way...


The boys and their remote control cars. We would take them down to the big empty parking lot in the morning before the crowds showed up. This usually ended up in a bit of a fight as they all would "accidentally" ram each other...


Sand, sand, and more sand...




The sunburned, tired, disheveled face tells the beach story the best...

3 comments:

kellyrass said...

I can't believe how grown up your kids are! We are old.

Sarah and Trent said...

CUTE beach pictures! It's so funny~ I told Rowan we were going to see some of his friends at the park and I named a few names. He keeps saying Nash Nash Nash Nash now!

Paula said...

I haven't read blogs for a while. I didn't realize how much I missed seeing the pictures of your growing boys. Thanks for sharing.