Every year we go beach camping for our summer vacation, and every year it just gets better and better. (Well, it gets better since the first year we went with kids!) This year we stayed at the San Mateo Campgrounds in San Clemente, and we LOVED it. Clean, shady, lots of trees, respectful workers and other campers, really pretty area. The best part though was of course hanging out on the beach ALL DAY every day for a week.
Cool salty breeze, lots of wonderful family, friendly beach-goers, yummy snacks, sand toys galore, cold water, lots and lots and lots of sunscreen, comfy beach chairs and umbrellas, a good book...
IT WAS HEAVEN.
I could sit and relax and just let the kids PLAY. And play they did, ALL DAY every day, without one whine or compaint or whimper. Like I said...HEAVEN!
We were so sad to leave, and are already looking forward to next year!
Lots of pics, in no particular order...
|On the Pier, a favorite hang-out when not hangin' on the beach|
|The friendly fishermen showing the kids his latest catch|
|This kid loves chasing the birds|
|Like father like son, no?|
|Uncle Joey helping Bella make a sand castle|
|My momma...gotta love her!|
|Alisha and Shaliah, riding the waves...so fun!|
|This is what Braxton was doing the majority of the time he wasn't in the water. The sand was nice and WARM and he would lay there for just hours soakin it up. Like I said, LOTS of sunscreen!|
|Jusin and Joseph...brother in laws but could be brothers!|
|Daddy and Son, playin in the waves|
|I LOVE THIS KID!!|
|My and my gals|
|Auden, Nathan and Becca's oldest boy. That hole was chest high!|
|Conrad's always trying to be like his big brother and wants to help him in anything Braxton does.|
|Building a wall to "stop" the waves!|
|The transit ran right by the ocean and every time it passed Conrad would get so excited and stand up and WAVE hello (or goodbye?) frantically. It was so stinkin' cute!|
|Nathan with his kids and BElla. Love this pic! SO CUTE!|
|The Moms and the Pops|
|Nathan holding baby Henry last night we were on the Pier|
|Becca playing "tag" with kiddos|
|Justin and Conrad, enjoying the view|
|The sun setting on a memorable and wonderful week!|
|The fam! (My mom and dad, Alisha, Joseph, Shaliah, my family and Nathan's family)|
|Alisha and my Bella|
|Me and my boy!|
Until next year!!