Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day at the Beach

Today we took a 12 hour trip to the Oregon coast.   The majority of our trips as a family (just the 5 of us) are driving to and from places.  Today was a day for the Anderson 5 to spend together having fun!

We started at the Newport Aquarium.

Coop and the jellyfish

JJ the shark about to take a BITE!

Then we headed south, checked out a couple campgrounds for a future trip, had lunch, and stopped at Devils Punchbowl, and ended at Haceta Beach.

Devils Punchbowl

The boys ran straight for the water...quickly found the sticks and rocks, and the waves quickly found them.

Boys working together to build a sand castle that the ocean soon leveled.

Happy toes!

The caves at the end of the beach at Haceta Beach are great for bears or daddy's acting like bears.

I am the bear!

The most important people to me.

Sometimes I have no idea what they are's all apart of the fun of being a mommy.

Sand writing.

We ended our adventure at Mo's in Florence.  A amazing meal with well behaved boys.  A stranger paid our bill (tip included).  Thank you Sir, whomever you are.  We will pay it forward, again and again. In kindness.

A memorable day that ended with 2 boys asleep in the car and sand covered toes.  A perfect day, that will be repeated soon.  I love you boys!