Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beach Life - Two More Crossed Off Our List!


We've been non-stop at the beach lately.

First up, Grandview in Leucadia, just between Carlsbad and Encinitas.  We went in pursuit of Ponto Beach, but parking was limited, so we kept on down Coast Highway.  


We are no pretty site getting to the sand.


Carter and Daniel are a bit more pulled together.



Park for free and walk down these steps.  Beautiful, beautiful beach awaits.


Kids waxed their boards and got busy.


Jack and Lainey slide right up onto the sand.



I watched Lainey flip fully over the boogie board after a wave tossed her around.  Sweet little girl came back to the blanket crying and sat down for a while.  I walked to the water to check on Jack and returned to see her running toward the ocean again, telling me, "I Bethany Hamilton!  I am going again!"

We watch a lot of Soul Surfer in our house.  



Jack is working hard at learning how to surf.  



Big brother is working hard at teaching him.





Such a good day.  


Saturday, Laine had 3 birthday parties.  So, the girls took off together.



And, the boys rode 10 miles round trip to the beach and back on their bikes.

Impressive!

That night, Lainey and I made a fringe shirt out of a $3.46 Walmart tshirt.  She saw one like this at a surf shop weeks ago and has never forgotten it.  So, we made it ourselves:



Sunday took us out to Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside.

My view:

With yummy 50 calorie cucumber salad.

Recipe HERE on my Pinterest board.


We took 2 friends on this trip.  

Daniel and Meow.

I asked for a quick pic before they headed out to surf.  I turned around and found this.

My work is almost done here.  Well posed, Starnes children!





Our set up.




Foolish peeps left food on their blankets.  Seagulls indulged.


This girl is not a fan of pictures all the time.


Hence:


Back at the 'burb, we loaded up for a trip to 7-11 for slurpees.  5 hours at the beach makes us thirsty!


I love life in SoCal.


Next up, Imperial Beach day trip!  

And, Caroline will be here in just over a week.  We're so excited!!!!!!  Groupons have been purchased like mad in preparation.  

What did we do before flash sale sites?!


13 comments:

Jo said...

How can you not love living in SoCal! It looks amazing and fun!

Jordan Cole said...

That last photo is awesome! I am excited to get back to socal in a couple of weeks! Every one has been saying that June gloom has barely even been around this month!

Also, I am loving Lainey's shirt! I just might have to try and make one for myself!

Dee Stephens said...

Who straps those boards to the roof? You?? Or Carter!? SUPERMOM FOR SURE!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

My kids love the movie Soul Surfer also. Love the group family photo before heading off to surf.

starnes family said...

Carter and I both strap the boards on, but Blake is usually in charge. Mama has to figure it out sometimes!

Sara said...

Love that the kids are learning (or have learned) to surf! Laughing that Lainey got mad at you for taking her picture. Here come the fun years, Mama!!!! Hope you're ready :)

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