Friday, July 19, 2013

The Oregon Coast

Tyler wanted to take us to the beach for one of his days off. After talking him out of an overnight camping trip, we both agreed on a day trip. We drove to Cannon beach and had a blast. This was the first time Zayden has been to the coast and he loved every bit of it. 

We brought a picnic for lunch and just after taking this picture we were drove away from this table from a massive swarm of bees from a near by tree. It was seriously freaky, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. 
After getting in a minimal amount of lunch the boys were eager to go play on the playground. Seeing as how they'd been sitting for two hours in the car we decided a little running around the playground wasn't going to hurt anyone. 
And I want to note that I have no pictures of Quincy because he was busy making friends and playing hide and go seek with a girl around his age. Everywhere we go Quincy's good at talking with others, which encourages me that he'll do well in school this fall. 
So happy to be independent. 
Although the beach was slightly foggy when we got there and it was a tad bit windy, it was perfect by the time we left. We couldn't have picked a more perfect time to visit the beach. 
Oh my sweet Zayden. 
How he LOVED the beach! 
What's not to love when you're 16 months? Sand? Check. Water? Check. Sunshine? Check. 
And free reign to run around to his little heart's content. 
"What IS this glorious stuff, Mom?" 
This picture below describes it all: 
Tyler trying to keep Z in check and notice how Zayden's off in his own little world, marching on to explore the unknown.
Attempting to build a sand castle.... 
Haystack Rock. 
Our efforts are spoiled by the tide... (insert sad face here)... we were almost done, too! Maybe next time. 
When the tide came in we moved back up to the dry hot sand. Here the boys had fun looking for seashells, chasing seagulls, and throwing sand into the wind. 
Making friends again. They joined right in with this pack of kids and started digging. 
Our little sand lover. Notice he's wearing B's shirt since his got soaked in the ocean when he toppled over while trying to beat the small waves rolling up on the sand. He would have been fine except for the wind blowing started to make him shiver. Eventually he discovered how wonderfully warm the sand was and just plopped his body down in it like he was swimming in the bath tub. 
Happy face. 
"I love this stuff mom!" 
Being silly trying to cheer B up... he didn't get a nap on the way to the beach and became a little emotional when he "spotted" a shark that was going to "eat" Quincy. He was beyond tired and so we were trying to distract him. 
Shark sight seeing.... ha ha
We loved Cannon Beach and can't wait to take the boys back again. 
It was SO much fun!

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