Sunday, July 27, 2008

Didn't you know? Summer is OVER!

Summer has ended.. officially.. tonight. Our kids go back to school tomorrow and I have had such a hard time wrapping my brain around that fact that I forgot about Kindergarten orientation AND meet the teacher. (I stink as a parent this week)

Anyway, moving on... I decided I better post about our GREAT summer vacation to Newport Beach! It has been a summer tradition for quite some time, but this year, the G-pa and the K-lo pulled out ALL of the stops and rented a beach house for all of us to stay in. It was right on the Boardwalk where we could watch all of the beach traffic go by.
Unfortunately, it was an interstate freeway where people were traveling at 55 mph and we did have ONE incident where this guy(my nephew Carson) Got run over by a very aware and spry biker who managed to bail off his bike as they collided. WHEW! Besides.. who wants to collide with the INCREDIBLE HULK??? (I didn't get any pictures of the carnage.. but everyone was ok)

We had a phenomenal view of the ocean every day and it made me realize why people put up with the prices and traffic of So-Cal... because the weather is HEAVENLY.
I mean, who wouldn't want to walk out the front door to THAT every morning!

We hit the beach every day and had LOTS of entertainment from all of the cousins. G-pa and K-lo even figured out a way to incorporate whipping cream into the fun. The only thing we could figure out is that they had a life long dream of spraying grand kids with whipping cream and letting them run around... Click on it if you want to see the whip cream heads up close!

All of my babies had the best time. As a matter of fact, Jaxon requested just today that we pack up our bags and go to the "cool house on the beach!" A boy after my own heart...

Trust me Jaxon, all I want to do everyday is lay on the beach too....

Some must have/dos for the beach?

Surrey Rides!

The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach!

An Ihome Portable Speaker set that hooks up to ANY ONE'S IPOD. (I bought mine at Costco for $29.99.

A meal at the CRAB COOKER:

And SLEEPING IN THE CLOSET..Just ask Wade. :)


jessica said...

Newport does sound heavenly! It just isn't fair that your summer was cut so short. I am feeling for you. And don't sweat meeting the teacher, it's not like you'll never meet them. Besides you just took your kids to Newport Beach on vacation for crying outloud! That definitely cancels out missing orientation.

Celia Fae said...

So, that is the exact same house we stayed in. And the same restaurant. And the surrey. We are vacation twinners. Oh, and I missed my kids sneak a peek and orientation too. We start school today. We live parallel existences.

Christie said...

We start school in 15 days (not that I'm counting down or anything) and I feel gypped about my summer vacation when reading about yours. All I did was go to Utah and have my kids throw up all over everyone. LAME.

Melissa-Mc said...

That looks like such a fun vacation! I feel a little land-locked in Boise.

I always mourn when summer ends. It always goes by way too fast!

Anonymous said...

Looks like lots of fun... nice pics especially the second one.... :)

Christa said...

Looks like a wonderful family vacation! Newport Beach is one of our favorite places too. We were just there in Feb. and are planning to go back in October!

Ilene said...

What's with school already starting? That is cruel.

Well, perhaps if I had kids in school I would think differently...

LOVE Newport. Looks like you guys had fun. I need a vacation like that.

Amy said...

They go back in July?!
That's the strangest thing I've ever heard!!!!


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