Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Santa Cruz Beach Babies...


So every year, my family goes to New Brighton Beach in Santa Cruz, CA to camp and go to the beach. It is one of my FAVORITE traditions. There are tons of families that go that we don't get to see very often, so we all love it. I had to leave early this year because Nate's brother Duffy was getting married on Saturday, so me, whit, my mom, and the kids all went up on Monday night so I could have a few days there. I have to say, camping is a lot harder with a little one, and going to the beach is not nearly as relaxing as it used to be. I had to chase Asher around to keep him from putting everything he saw in his mouth. I was not 100% successful. Asher LOVED the beach. He crawled all around in the sand (which, by the way was very hot!). He loved the water too. I sat him down where the tide comes in, and he loved playing in the mud. That is until I let him get hit by a little wave. It didn't knock him down, he just got water in his face. He actually didn't even cry, he would have kept on playing, but I thought maybe he'd better not! It was all so fun though, and I'm glad I got to spend some time with whit and my mom, and a few of our friends that were there early. Asher and I also drove up to Palo Alto to visit my old roommate, Maren and her 3 month old, Leah. It was so fun to see them! I wish we would have been able to visit a little bit longer, but that's ok. I hope you enjoy the video of our time in Santa Cruz!

6 comments:

McPhie Family said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I'm so sad we didn't get to go because Ryan just started a new job and didn't want to take the time off. But we're in for next year for sure! And your bathing suit is so stinkin cute! I love it!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Ahh man...I wish we had been there! I am seriously going through New Brighton Beach withdrawls!! I hope we can both be there next year...and for longer!!

Asher is getting so big!!

ben and whitney shafer family said...

who are all those adorable children?! that's a totally cute montage, morg. my favorite is when asher gets creamed by the wave. :)

Jackie said...

I'd give a limb to live near a beach... it looks like you had a blast! Thank goodness for family traditions.

Oh, and amen to Whit's wave comment. But I'm so impressed Asher took it like a man. :)

ryan, maren and leah said...

i feel so famous - leah and i made it onto the santa cruz slide show! i have heard so much about these santa cruz trips for years now! so much fun...thanks for coming to visit. it was great to see you even if it was quick!

Jillian said...

I am so sad I didn't get to see the little guys playing on the beach!! They are so stinkin cute in those matching trunks.