Monday, August 15, 2011

Beach Time

We had such a great time in San Diego. It went by so fast. How did all of this fun go by so quickly? Mary and I had the best time ever with all of the kiddos. The big girls were awesome. I just have to say that Mary and I knew that we were going to Mission Beach, but we were using GPS to get there. GPS found Mission Beach, but the funny thing was, we couldn't find a parking spot. We would have paid plenty just to park, but there were no spaces. We drove across the street and we couldn't believe it, this perfect little cove, shallow and calm, and almost void of people. No crowds, and a wonderful place to let the little girls have some fun in the sun.

The day went by so quickly. We had a little picnic, did a little searching for shells, made some sand castles, and Ruby dug the biggest hole ever. We heard some kid next to us say that he was digging a hole to China. One of the R girls said that their Mama and Daddy were there....aaahhh, but they'll be home soon.

There was a family that was "digging" for shrimp. Not sure what that air thing he was using was, but they found shrimp. Shaelee and Sienna were fascinated, we had to chase them down the beach because they wanted to follow along. They cracked us up.

Mary thinks of everything. I am humbled by what a great Mom she is. She is so patient and sweet. Kids just love Mary, including my 5....there she was with a kite, helping each child fly it. Ruby did a great job of getting that kite airborne. She was so proud of herself, and of course every child had to try it.

It was a perfect day. So perfect that we lost track of time, and didn't start home till after 4pm. It was a little late when we got home, but we got home safely and sporting seashells and great memories. I also am sporting a nice lobster red burn. Thankfully everyone else used the sunscreen.

One more day in AZ. Soon Mary and I will be flying Ruby and Sienna home to meet their new baby sister and give big hugs to their Mama, Daddy and Ainsley. We have loved hanging with them, they are as fun as fun can be. Thank you Jeff and Di for allowing your AZ friends to spend time with your precious girls. It's been a blast.


Bridget said...

All those sweet girls at the beach together-where were we?! Would have loved to have been with all of you! It looks and sounds like a perfect trip to San Diego! Ruby and Sienna look so happy. But who wouldn't being with all of you and having their days filled fun, sun and lots of love from you an Mary and all of your families! I know you both have allowed Di and Jeff to enjoy their time in China with sweet Emme while knowing their girls were being loved and cared for while they were away! I can't wait to see all of you together soon! Give my love to all the girls in your house! We miss you all:)


DiJo said...

Oh my goodness. What an amazing day!!! And, Ruby... She must have been so excited!!! THANK YOU again for hosting such a fun and amazing time for the girls. I sure wish we lived closer!!!

Just a few more days! I can't wait to see you all!


TanyaLea said...

I just want to say 'thank you' for allowing us into your world, too... I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the photos and cute stories in both yours and Mary's blogs over the past couple of weeks. The R family was truly blessed to have you all watching over their precious girlies while they were away. Can't wait to see them all united back home!

Happy travels to MN and God bless you all! <><

Hugs from another MN girl!
~ Tanya Thom