Friday, September 10, 2010

Newport Beach!

Ah, our trip to California still has the kids talking. We have some wonderful memories that I couldn't help but share, especially on this brisk fall morning!

The day started off sunny, but then the clouds rolled in. That didn't stop the kids from running off quickly in hopes of finding a starfish. I couldn't get them to stand still long enough for a good picture, so here's the backside view!

Now if you thought there was a chance you were going to see me in a little polka dot bikini you are sadly mistaken. I think you would all have to be on crack to see such a sight or at least I would have to be in order to get into one. Ok, I'm thinking I wouldn't even be caught dead in any type of bathing suit, let alone a bikini, so keep dreaming, because maybe I'll appear in your nightmares! Muwahahaha!

It looks like they may have found something lurking under the sand. Oh, lets keep the creatures down by the water kiddos! How about just searching for shells?

It was so helpful that Claire was wearing this bright neon pink and yellow bikini, she was always easy to spot!

Waiting for the first wave to take them for a ride!

Jim even got in on the action but soon realized how tiring it was to keep yourself from being sucked under the wave!

We walked on the Pier and saw tons of people fishing. I have to say the smell was not pleasant nor was the blood, but wow, were they catching some. Every spot around the pier was filled with people hopeful for a catch. You could tell who the regulars were because their buckets were filled! We even managed to see some dolphin but they were too quick for a picture!

I think I need to blow this picture up and show it to them on mornings like today when they seem to hate each other. Aren't they cute!? I think out of everything we did on our vacation and yes even Disney, Newport Beach was the kid's favorite!


Diana Mieczan said...

They look very cute!!! Glad you all had a wonderful time:)
Kisses and wish you a relaxing weekend

Vic said...

oh that is amazing:) i love beaches...relaxing and watching the kids play in the sand, catching the little oysters:) xoxox

they'll talk about it for life! cute!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Fun! Newport Beach is the beach we normally head to on our beach days :) Glad you guys had some wonderful memories!

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great day! And go ahead and frame that pic because they are too cute! (though the reminder photo didn't work in my house!)

Sue said...

Sorry our sunny SoCal weather wasn't as warm as it should be. We haven't had much beach weather this year, but I'm glad you got to visit our beaches as there is nothing better than watching little kids chasing waves!

Take care, Sue

Val said...

Aww, they are adorable!! I love Newport Beach. Looks like you had a great time!!!

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