Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day at the Beach

After Larkin's soccer game on Saturday we took off to the beach.  We rolled into Tilllamook around noon and had some lunch and ice-cream at the cheese factory.  Then headed down to Cape Kiwanda to see how the kids fared at climbing the dune.

We "raced" to the top and Larkin won.  Later she came up to me and said something to the effect of "Thank's Dad for letting me win, but I know Dad...I was going to die I was so tired"  

Noah and Joshua spent a lot of their time hunting jelly fish.

Joshua's prize jelly.  We "pickled" a few of these this morning in a little spice jar I had sitting around.  They look cool but we couldn't get air into them to make them float.  

The 2nd time we all went to the top of the dune I sat down and watched them play on the rope swing and thought that'd be a great picture.  "Hey kids," I said, "I'll be right back...well, better give me 15 minutes or so."  I talked Sarah into coming back up as I grabbed the camera.

Noah swinging off the edge of the world...

And Joshua...

And Sarah!

Arwen did it too but I only got video of that.

I was running down the hill at a thousand miles an hour when I looked off tho my left and here comes Noah zipping past me.  I speed up and fumble with the camera.  The end of the dune was approaching and I couldn't get enough distance between me and Noah to get the shot so I flipped it on and blindly pointed in his direction and took a few shots and got lucky.  

We did one last climb and run before heading home for the evening.  
It was a perfect day at the beach.


Danielle said...

What a fun day! You guys always find such great exploring spots! and the rope swing pictures are amazing!

Erin Stokes said...

Love it. What great family memories!

Marissa and Blaine said...

Your kids are so stinking cute! Love the picture of Larkin on the rope swing!