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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fourth of July Fun and SUN!!!

The beach is fun anytime you are there but good Lord it is WAY more fun when the sun is out!! 

Rylee has really taken to the boogie board, become one with the ocean and loves rolling in the sand when she comes out of the water. She is fearless in the water, considering she doesn't know how to swim.  She learned first hand that boogie boarding in a two piece gives you a rash, so what better way to combat that then with a rash guard . . . and it's super cute too!
This kid is Crazy with a capital C!! Brady is a totally new beach kid this summer.  He wears his hat everyday, knows where his bathing suit is and has the sunscreen routine down.  He wants to carry his own towel to and from the beach too, and that's pretty cute.  I thought Rylee was the fearless one boy was I wrong.  Brady follows Rylee out into the deep water and big waves.  He is up to his neck taking every wave straight to the face like a champ.
 He doesn't mind being sandy, doesn't require a hole, just runs in and out of the water following everything Rylee does!  When he is done he will tell us
"all done beach!" and he's out!  He was taking 3-4 hour naps.  We would come off the beach around 2:30 and he would sleep until dinner . . .  WINNER . . .or so I thought until he was up at 10pm . . . well that's vacation for ya!!!

Thankfully the fourth was a pretty day.  There were a million people at the beach, but we got our spot and stayed there all day.
Fourth of July on the beach!
#30dayofvacay make you miss your Daddy, so when Chris was at the beach he sure does make the most of it.  He is a wonderful beach Dad!!

Uncle Ryan came down to spend the holiday with us.  It was great Chris and Ryan were in the water with the kids the whole time and I got to sit back watch and take pictures.

Happy 4th of July
 We missed Bryn and Scott this year but hope they will be in for the fourth next year!!
 Megan and Brent braved the crowds and came down to visit.  The kids were so cute hugging and kissing each other.  It's fun to have beach buddies!!!

The annual 26th street picture looked pretty good this year.  Little Caleb made the photo and we found out that Talia's little one will be joining us next year!!! 
We kind of made it out for the fire works.  We took our blankets out to the beach but the fire works are so far away it was very anticlimactic for the kids.  Brady loved the rouge fireworks that the random person would set off next to us on the beach.  He clapped and cheered like some one lit it just for him!!!

After the Fourth of July mayhem, Chris and I took the kids down to the fun zone to have a little fun.  We stopped at the arcade where the kids played games and won enough tickets to each get a little something. 

The fun zone has changed a little over the years.  The beloved carousel is gone but they have added a mechanical shark, bungee thingy, and a spinning water orb thing.  Rylee loves the bungee, she wants to do it every time we go down to Balboa.  So of course she asked and we said yes and the attendant said "two??" pointing to the kids Chris and I unanimously said "No One!!"  Brady protested!  We were beyond shocked when Brady followed right up behind Rylee asking for his turn.  I couldn't believe it or maybe I didn't want to believe that my little baby was big enough or wanted to do big boy things . . . tear!!

We took the ferry over to Balboa Island

And my very favorite part of Newport Beach life is book reading with Grandpa!  Brady has entered the mix and I'm not quite sure if everyone (Gramps and Rylee) are OK with this.  So far Brady only likes one book and HATES all the Fancy Nancy books.  One night Mom, Mimi and I were down stairs while book reading was happening; there was lots of noise coming from the back bedroom.  We ventured into find them doing the Conga and having a dance party!!!!!!!
We try to let Mimi and Gramps have a little time without the crazies, because too much time could make a person nuts (me, case in point)!  So Mom and I thought it would be fun to take the kids to Sonic Burger and run some errands in preparation of Movie Night.  The kids loved it, they loved the guy on roller skates, the food on the window and of course the tater tots!  Mom wanted them to have tot grabbers too!  Successful time at Sonic and got all of errands taken care of!

Ever since the sun came out on 26th street we have been happy beach goers.  If the weather stays like this, Rylee might have to invest in some more big girl panties!!!

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