Grayland, Washington, just South of Westport. We had a five-bedroom house right on the beach. Levi and Micah got to share a big room with two twin beds and its own bathroom. Andrew and Mary Robert slept with Ella, and Claire and Paige shared a double bed in another main-floor bedroom. Since my parents were paying the bill, they had the massive third-floor master suite with the amazing views. Nathan and I had a double bed down in the cold basement.
We had such a good time!!!
We drove over on Thursday afternoon and stayed until noon on Saturday. The kids got along really well. The adults enjoyed spending time together around the table after the kids had gone to bed. The weather was wonderful the whole time we were there. Chilly enough to be comfortable in pants and the occasional sweatshirt, but sometimes warm enough for shorts and t-shirts. No rain. Just what you'd hope for in a summer-time visit to the Washington coast.
|Thanks, Stephanie and Steve, for this awesome backpack!|
|Micah's first time in the ocean|
|Getting cleaned up before coming into the house|
|My happy guys!|
|Let the sand castle building begin!|
|Grandpa had brought this five gallon bucket and a real shovel.|
|King of the castle? I think later on Levi was calling himself the queen of something. What was that?|
|Calire is a natural runner, like her mother. Levi is running at a distant second, like his mother.|
(That's Andrew in the background.)
|Mother and Mary Robert did the majority of the picture-taking.|
|Levi didn't really appreciate the waves.|
|Otter Pops must be eaten outside.|
|Sweet baby Ella!|
|Levi loves Ella!|
|But I think Ella's not so sure about Levi.|
|I loved how Claire and Paige never hesitated to get wet or dirty. They were having so much fun!|
|Walking hand-in-hand on the beach with my littlest one|
|Way to splash, Claire!|
|Our rental house|
|The path to the beach|
|Micah's sunglasses don't fit very well, so he's always looking over the top of them.|
I think he looks very professorial.
|A brief visit to Westport.|
|Nice, Nathan. Nice.|
|Where do you think you're going, Micah? We're on the top floor of the observation tower!|
|Climbing on the huge rocks.|
|I climbed up there, too, to help Levi and Micah. I discovered I'm an old woman: it was scary on those rocks!|
|A last picnic lunch before heading back home|