Last week our family went to the beach in Ventura California. We were lucky enough to get to take my little brother Coleson. He was so much fun and the little boys loved playing with him. We met Dave's sister and her family their and Dave's aunt Babata and her family. We stayed on the beach all week long. It couldn't have been any better. Dave spent lots of time kayaking and boogie boarding. I spent time surfing, boogie boarding, a little kayaking, and playing in the sand. Collin loved playing in the sand pile we made and running into the waves. Casen seriously loved following the seagulls into the water over and over again while he pointed his finger and chirped. Oh, so cute! We arrived really late at night to the beach house, with all the boys sleeping. When we woke up in the morning the first thing they did was head out side to the beach. They started getting all their pajamas wet, so I had to strip them down. All of the cousins had a great time together.
At night before the sun went down and the tide came up we would take walks on the beach. Then we would layout on the deck under the stars with blankets. It was seriously one of the best parts.
April, Babata and I.
At a certain time in the after noon the tide would go down and Uncle Benjamen showed the kids how to find all the creatures in the rocks. The kids loved it. They held crabs, starfish and octopus.
These are the hard core kyakers, and while they were out they happened to run across a group of dolphins. So they just chilled out there for ever watching them swim around. They said there were swimming around from about 10ft to 20 feet away. Pretty neat. Just thinking about it... there is Dave and Coleson on this little Kyak next to all these dolphins... and no life jacket for Dave. Has any one ever seen "When dolphins attack?" Pretty scary.
After the trip we visited Grandma Willis for her 87th birthday party in Redlands, and "mama Mink" was there! We love you mama! We loved spending time with our favorite cousins, the Fillmores and thanks again for inviting us! We love you too!