Thursday, July 15, 2010

La Jolla Vacation - Day 2

Slept til 8:00am......woke and prepped for the beach.

3 kids looking at the camera? Nearly all of them smiling? See.....this is what California does to the soul.

Already realized items forgotten:

1. sunhat
2. beach bag
3. snorkel gear

I can improvise on at least one of these things:

Meow Meow on da beach!

Carter was a bit nervous about surfing today. It's been a year. We're anxious for Uncle Bob to be in town to help him build some confidence.



Trains on the beach. Shocker.



The water is COLD. They've had about 3 weeks of overcast days.......until yesterday......hopefully the sun will stick around.

So, we picked Caroline up at the airport this evening after a Target run for more beach gear. Went straight to our favorite first day and last day stop.......Seaport Village. Super touristy.....walk by the water.......overpriced food.......but lots to see and do!

Carter has his picture with this guy from 2006, 2009 and now here.

A new take on it....Blake's suggestion.

You know you're in a touristy area when a man is shirtless, eating fire and swallowing swords.








Snorkeling, shopping and a nap on the agenda for tomorrow. Stay tuned!

18 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

love that you're posting on vacay. As for items forgotten -- go buy a sun hat too! :) have fun!! Love that Meow Meow made it to the beach

Life in Beverly Hills said...

I am living vicariously through you on vacay! Looks wonderful. (And I'm glad I'm not that only one that lets cuddly friends on the beach...)

Heather said...

so fun! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun! LOVE the pic of Caroline and Lainey!

Coco said...

Loving the popped collar on Carter. He can totally pull it off.

And Lainey's bathing suit? TOO cute.

Oh, I collect plates. Just sayin'. No reason.

Allyson and Dave said...

What fun!! I would have loved some cold water in the keys last week. The ocean there is actually hot. Craziness! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your trip.

Susan said...

Where are Caroline's glasses? Remind her I don't have any California post cards for my wall.

Sara said...

Lainey's swimsuit is adorable!

Love the pic of Carter and the pirate. Hilarious! Can't wait to see surfing pics :) Go Carter!!

And that picture of LC and Caroline is precious. Sweet, smiling, happy girls!

Sassafrass Jane said...

Is this the comments section where we tell you what we want for a souvenir? I want hand-picked shells for each of you. Even Meow Meow.
Okay, Blake's suggestion of the pirate picture? I'm cracking up. Looks legit. Laine looks a little spooked, too.
Nothin like trains on the beach! Oh Jackery. I wish I was there to surf with Carter! How fun. I'm insanely jealous of your beachy funtime! Have some for me!
Oh, and Blake's haircut is darlin. And Cawowine's lipstick. Yall are just so pretty.

Sassafrass Jane said...

Handpicked shells *FROM* each of you.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I love the beer six pack does double duty as a beach toy hauler! Looks like something Mr. ESPN would have come up with! Lainey's swimsuit is darling!! Love the pic of Blake and Carter at the end with his beer in hand - how much more relaxed does it get than that???

Monica said...

I'm living viariously through you. I so wish I was in Cali right now!

The Soladay Family said...

Great pics!! Awww...you can tell how much fun is being had!

Blake is looking pretty handsome with that haircut!

Lainey's baithing suit...precious.

Trust me...I remember just how COLD that water is!

Brittny said...

drool. jealous. happy. laughing at jack and his obsession with trains.

just a few things i felt while looking at these photos.

again, your sister is adorable with those kids!

Brittny said...

oh, and i'm dying to learn how to surf!!!!

one day.

i dream.

Hattie said...

Great pics and what a cool place to vacation!!!

Jodee Leader said...

I love, love, love your daily vaca updates! It looks like the punks are having a blast! Beach vacations are the best! Looking forward to Day 3!

Merry Mack said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! Lainey's swim suit is too cute for words.

merrilee said...

Carter looks so grown-up and handsome. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!