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Camping

We went camping a few weekends ago at Beverly Beach State Park, on the Oregon coast. It was a bit of a cold weekend, but we lucked out in the rain department, as it didn’t rain on us until the very end. It was quite an adventure taking the two little ones with us, especially now that Autumn is so mobile and wanted to explore everything. She’s also going through separation anxiety, so she and I were pretty much attached the entire time. It was a lot of fun, though, and we were glad to be able to spend some time with family on the beach.

We had a total of 4 campsites all close together

IMG_3308On Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to a symphony of birds and squirrels greeting us good morning. Luca enjoyed a nice cup of hot chocolate with his breakfast by the fire.

IMG_5041IMG_5028 Autumn decided to try out Luca’s bike while he wasn’t looking

IMG_5023 One of the best things we did was lay out a big play area for the kids to spread out on

IMG_3320 All I have to say is thank goodness for Thomas the train and friends, who kept Luca occupied while we cleaned up and got ready for the day

IMG_3321IMG_5046 Then, with kites and frisbee in tow and the baby asleep in the Ergo, we headed out to the beautiful beach

IMG_5051Luca was ready to get the sillies out, and got straight into running several laps in the wide, open space

IMG_5061IMG_3352 Meanwhile the boys got straight into a game of frisbee

IMG_5099IMG_5097IMG_5101IMG_5072 After assessing the strength and direction of the wind, Chris and Grandpa broke out the kites and sent them high into the sky

IMG_5136IMG_5092IMG_5132IMG_5137IMG_5135 My dad spent a lot of time flying kites as a kid, and always enjoys having a chance to keep his skills up

IMG_5110 Luca and Grandpa fly their kites together

IMG_5113 Kite flying with Daddy on the beach – what could be more fun?

LucaChrisKite After a good, long nap Autumn decided to wake up and join in on the fun

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Time to walk

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Let’s go Mama

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This way Mama!

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Ok race me!

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Then my siblings and I had to recreate one of our favorite pictures from several years ago, on a beach in Southern California.

Here’s the California version, circa 2006:

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Here’s the Oregon version:

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Auntie Kimmy and Uncle Kyan had a few more sillies to get out before we were done

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Ok, time to wind down and dig in the sand for a bit

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It may not be a Hawaiian beach, but it’s equally lovely with our little ohana

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A cute boy in a hole in a knoll

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Alright, back to the campsite for some rest. Autumn and Luca settle down with some books.

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Meanwhile the aunties and uncles play a few rounds of corn hole

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Autumn takes Luca’s bike out for one more go. I brought a bike for her too, but of course she wasn’t interested in it.

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Grandpa and Grandma roughing it with their cell phones

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Thanks for a great camping trip, family!

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