Typically, after Jason gets home and eats dinner, he is on bath duty. It gives me 10 minutes to clean the kitchen, set up his coffee and make his lunch for the following day. One day last week though, everything was already done, so I snuck in to watch the fun. We recently got some Mr. Bubbles for Reagan and she LOVED them. She's such a cheeseball!
We knew that Jason would have to go out to the field for an exercise shortly after starting his new job, so before Reagan started school, I wanted to make sure we got in a night of camping on the beach! We loaded up the van, picked up Savannah from school, and headed to Del Mar beach aboard Camp Pendleton. (Luckily Jason wasn't leaving until the next morning, so Tommy didn't have to stay out in the sun with us all day.)
It took me almost an hour to set up our new tent (awesome birthday present from my amazing in-laws and twin!). It's huge and it was super windy, but I managed to get it set up with a bit of help from the girls. Of course as soon as I was finished, I realized the opening was not facing the water, but oh well, it remained in place:)
As soon as it was up, the girls and I hopped inside, changed into our suits and hit the beach. Reagan found a friend to play with, and Savannah and I sat - for what must have been 45 minutes - in the surf covering our legs with…
Cody is moving to Hong Kong for work. Before he embarked on that journey, he decided to take a quick vacation in Australia and booked his ticket with a long layover in Los Angeles! Lucky us! After breakfast, we hopped in the car and headed north to pick him up at the airport. Jason is a great navigator and managed to get us to a nice spot with plenty of restaurants and a swarmed beach!
First things first, we stopped at the Venice Whaler and grabbed some beers and a quick snack. We even got to watch some of they Olympic events!
We changed into our bathing suits, California-style (which means we did it as covertly as possible while standing in the parking lot:) and hit the beach. The girls had a great time playing in the sand and after the boys swam for a bit, Cody and I took naps on the beach. Jason walked with the girls and played for a long time...thanks babe!
She's so shy!
Despite a serious shortage of shells on the California beaches, there's an abundance of seaweed. It …