Friday, April 26, 2013

Beach Day

 We ran away to the beach today.
We took the kids out of school. I needed this day!
We took the toll roads to Laguna and it just so happened to be the most beautiful beach day!
 I always seem to pick days when the coast is overcast and cold, but today there was nothing but blue skies and a cool breeze. It was ideal!
 Max and Mia love the water. I had them keep long sleeves shirts on to avoid too much sun. This was our first beach trip this year and I was worried about their little white bodies.
 I just love this view!
 We love Laguna because we can plant ourselves in a spot that is right next to the water and close to the playground as well. Zoey is a playground type of girl :)
 Ty was building a castle for the kids. The kids were "helping".
 Zoey really enjoyed all of the sand.
She didn't mind getting covered in it and at one point she was rolling in the sand!
She needed a bath as soon as we got home.
 Zackary prefers the sand to the water.
 He did say that his favorite part of the day was "seeing the ocean."
He is the cutest boy.
 Pure joy on the swings.
 Mia riding a dolphin at the playground.....
After the beach, a sandy lunch, and lots of play we took the kids out for ice cream. I don't know what it is about the sunshine that makes kids starving. They never eat anything at home, but today at the beach they ate anything they were given. I guess we need to move to the beach :)
While the kids and Ty were eating ice cream I made a quick stop at Whole Foods.
The Whole Foods stores carry these dark chocolate mini chunks and I love them!
After the shopping we headed home because today is my mom's birthday and we are having a little celebration for her at our house.
I made this Banana Nutella Swirl cake with Nutella Buttercream.
I think it is going to be delightful!!

Have a FABULOUS Friday and a GREAT weekend!


  1. Looks like you had the perfect day!!!:)

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  3. Oh man I need one of those days too! -my poor beach-less babies don't know what they're missing!

  4. You already know this but... you have the four cutest kiddos!!! What a fun day. I love playing hooky for family fun. So much more important! Oh how we miss the Cali beach!

  5. The kids are sooo big! :)
    I miss the ocean so much! :(