We spent the weekend of October 11-13th at San Elijo State Beach and it was beautiful (as you can see from the picture above). I am telling you – EVERY time we camp at the beach, I am always in complete AWE of the amazing sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. I always pause and remember to be thankful that we live in a such a beautiful part of the country.
As usual, the boys could not WAIT to get to the beach on Friday night. Above, they were looking out the window as we pulled into the campground – anxiously anticipating all the friends they would have to play with for the whole weekend.
On Friday night, we gave Nicholas his birthday gift (a few weeks early, but the timing was right). He got an awesome ‘new’ BIKE for this 6th birthday (Mommy got it slightly used from her old boss)! It’s a little big for him, but he jumped right on and started practicing. The new bike has gears and brakes on the handles (instead of the pedals). With a little more practice, he will be able to mountain bike with Auntie Dani
All our amazing kiddos at our potluck breakfast (above). Have I mentioned how FUN our camping group is? These kids LOVE camping together (as you can see from the smiles up and down the table. And let’s not leave out the awesome parents, too :) One of them, in particular, can make an amazing happy hour beverage (you know who you are).
Lucy has been a pretty good traveler so far. She hangs out with us outside, most of the day – while we are camping. AND – the best part – she doesn’t mind when we put her in the RV when we go down to the beach! She doesn’t even cry or bark. She just curls up on the couch and takes a nap.
BEST CAMPING GAME EVER!
Above: Daddy was trying to encourage AJ to ride a two-wheeler (eek! I am not ready for him to be such a BIG boy yet!)
Above: My favorite picture from the weekend. Love those two boys.
For the first time ever – thanks to Kristen, we had a pinata while we were camping. The kids had a blast with it!
Unfortunately, the above picture of AJ was nearly the last from the weekend (on Saturday afternoon). He was clearly not feeling well all afternoon and by the evening, his breathing was VERY fast and labored (you would NOT be able to tell from the picture and that sweet baby boy smile – but he was in my lap for hours and didn’t want to play with his friends) I had to call Joe’s parents to come and pick us (AJ and I) up so we could get home for a breathing treatment. Otherwise, we were going to have to pack up the entire camp and head home. THANKS so much, Mom & Dad, for coming to get us — it was totally the right thing for us to be at home so AJ could sleep in his own bed (and get the medicine he needed).
Before AJ and I left, I took one more sunset picture. The view from our campsite was awesome. I wish we could have stayed for another week. In fact, one of these days, I want to book a site for at least a week – and just stay down at the beach the whole time. We have to take advantage of this beauty as much as we can — AND — it also REALLY tires out the boys. They usually sleep REALLY well after a long day of beach play. Success.