I was in a rush to catch up on things after I got back from California when I posted my last blog. Hence, I forgot about some pictures from my camera which I decided to include here. Of course at my mom's house we had to take a trip to the beach. It is my kids' favorite thing to do (tied with playing in the hot tub), plus it is free. Bonus! I used to not enjoy going to the beach until recently--I have finally discovered that if I bring and umbrella and chair it is MUCH more enjoyable. Too bad I'm discovering this at the twilight days of going out to visit my mom (she's moving to Utah in a few months). I'm sure it also helps that my kids are slightly older and don't need as much direct supervision.
Being winter the water was colder than normal so most of the time was spent chasing birds, exploring tidepools, and playing in the run off river.