Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Life's a beach

We rented the beach house that the union that Benson belongs to owns.  My parents, Laura, Janel, Johnny, Avery, and Wyatt were able to come with us.  We were there the first part of August.  Since it was so close to Ryan's birthday we decided that while we had family in town we would celebrate. 
 Some friends of ours also happened to be renting a beach house in the same town we were in on the same weekend.  So we invited them to come and celebrate also.

 Ryan had been talking about a pinata for the last few months.  Every time we went grocery shopping he would point them out and I kept telling him he had to wait until his birthday.  He was very patient and very excited when it was finally his birthday.
 As soon as he got his hand on a piece of candy he had it opened and was eating it.  Then he continued to stuff his pockets.
 Present time!  He loved opening presents, what kid doesn't!
 The kids playing with the car that Ryan got from Dylan and Camdyn.
 Happy Birthday Ryan!
 Ryan wanted the head of the dinosaur.  The piece right in the middle of the cake!
 Me letting Ryan know that his mommy cut that piece out just for him.
 On Monday we headed right for the beach.  It was a beautiful day and we just hung out and enjoyed it.

 Dylan and Camdyn also came to the beach with us that day.
 Ryan covering Benson in sand.

 Avery and Brooklyn

 On Tuesday we had 2 sick kids.  It started with Ryan late Monday night and then on the way to the Evergreen Aviation Museum Brooklyn threw up.  So Benson brought her back to the beach house.  Then Benson, Jeremy, and Johnny headed back out for the museum.  They had a good time.
 Tuesday night we roasted marshmallows.  We were supposed to do them at the beach but with Brooklyn not feeling well we stayed at the house hoping she would be able to join us.  She never felt good enough to come out.  Benson layed in bed with her so she wouldn't be all alone.
 Notice my mom all wrapped up and the rest of us in shorts and t-shirts.  I told her she is turning into an old person.
 Wyatt, Jeremy, Ryan, and Avery
 On Wednesday we went to the Hatfielf Science Center.  They had a really cool touch tank that the kids really enjoyed.
 After that we ate lunch at Mo's and then headed to Devil's Punch Bowl.  We were there at the wrong time though because it was high tide so it wasn't as fun as other times we have been there when the kids can explore on the rocks.

Ryan, Janel, and Avery
 Johnny and Brooklyn
 Jeremy and Avery had a great time playing on all of this driftwood.
 On our way back we stopped to check out some scenery.  I love this view.  Not just the view of the wonderful man standing next to me but what is behind us also.
We had a great time.  There was a few hiccups along the way but all in all it was a great few days!

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