Yesterday we headed to the beach. (This week is study week for Brando meaning No Class! yes he is studying alot and even brought notes to the beach) We decided to try a different beach and headed to Newport and went out on the Balboa peninsula. The day was PERFECT. and for many reasons...
When we first arrived, we found free parking. Already we were happy. Then while waiting for our friends to arrive we walked around the docks and saw a seal! How fun? This was a first for Addi and she loved it! He was a cute little, well cute guy that was swimming around showing off a little!
There was a Merry-Go-Round and Ferris Wheel, Addi was in heaven again!
...Addison on the Ferris Wheel
Then we found a spot on the beach that was empty for at least 1/2 mile around! The weather was a nice breezy 85 degs (at the end of October! Crazy) and the waves were decent for boogie boarding. Happy kids soft sand! It was a good day....
Krystal and Zack Pfau played with us at Balboa. Their little girlie Ruby was a trooper! (BTW This little happy family was sealed in the San Diego Temple this weekend! We went, but I forgot my camera. Yes, I kicked myself many times! We played at a fun beach there too!)
Addison loves lookign for seashells, building castles in the sand, being buried.. the typical beach stuff. It is just nice to get out of the house and have some place to go where she is entertained for hours and being active! She is a little scared of the waves, which truly doesnt bother me! She chases them up and down as the crash and recede back and giggles the whole time.... she slept well last night :)
Brandon and Zack booging. Not sure if that is a word? The surf was a little hard. Short and strong crashing waves but still fun. Krystal and I got a little beat up too!
But if we went out far enough.. the ocean was just smooth! So nice to just float and gaze at the smog-lined horizon! Just take a deep breath and relax! Ha! It actually doesn't look so bad in the pictures.
Lately Bryce has been my third leg. It is funny.. where ever I am there he is too. He plops on the couch by me and watches my shows, sits on the counter and watches me do dishes, I mean I know I am really exciting, but suddenly he seems to think so too. A week ago he didn't do this. Just funny...right now he is trying to push the buttons on my laptop. Anyway, this behavior didnt cease at the beach and I was regularly bombarded with sandy-snotty kisses. Yummy.
we were swimming with....