Monday, July 30, 2012

Beach Vacation

We just got back from vacation. One whole week in a a beautiful, ocean view, beach house in Carlsbad.  It was so lovely and a much needed time away as a family.  Last year,  I was nearing the end of my pregnancy with Joy and because of the high risk situations we were not able to join Josh's family on their annual trip.  So, this year,  we were definitely ready for a vacation on the beach.

Joy LOVED the beach.   All she did was play in the sand and smile.

Naps were rare.
She ALMOST ate a sandcrab.  Almost.

She did have some rough moments. Finger sucking at the beach is not good.

Claire also loved the beach and spent all day running, and jumping in the waves.

 She loves playing Grandpa and Grandma.
She also enjoyed looking for sand crabs - which is my favorite thing to do at the beach.
A little time was spent drawing and writing in the sand,
a few sand wars were started.

 We had a lot of family time.

And Josh and I enjoyed watching the sisters play and love each other.


 It was a special and fun filled week. Now, we must re-adjust to reality.


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you got to go this year! P.S. Those sandcrabs are ugly! :)

  2. so fun. I bet it was nice that Joy is walking instead of crawling in the sand!