Friday, July 22, 2011

The Oregon Coast - Day 1

We arrived at the beach house late Monday and met the Cox family for a week of fun along the Oregon Coast.

Sam and Eli were so excited to see each other. They quickly ran through the whole house checking it out.
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Tuesday we packed up our buckets and shovels and headed north into Cannon Beach. After we fueled up on pizza and candy we wakled down to the water.

Twins. They wore matching Mariners sweatshirts all week.
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Cannon Beach. Although the clouds look daunting, the weather was perfect.
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It took the boys no time at all to start constructing towers to knock down.
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Sam was in his element.
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 Eric and Grace.
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Thank you Sarah for taking this picture. We have a shot from 4 years ago in the same location and its always fun to get updates! I LOVE it. Oregon Coast 220
Miss Grace got tossed...
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and the boys asked for turns. This shot cracks me up.Oregon Coast 510
The tide was low but getting higher very quickly. It was fun for the little ones to get their feet wet.Oregon Coast 205

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We love this family. :)
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Sam did not want to be held for a picture. Stinker. He had better things to do.
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Grace and Mommy.
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Sam making roads for his car. Oregon Coast 379
Me, making sand creatures...Oregon Coast 255
like an octopus....
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that take two year old boys only seconds to destroy.Oregon Coast 268

When eyes started to show signs of exhaustion, we headed back to the cabin for some naps. Sam fell asleep in the car, so by the time we had arrived back in Manzanita, he was ready for some more beach time.
So we walked to the shore.
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This beach was only a minute walk from the house. It was perfect.
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Daddy joined Sam and I even though he was hoping for a nap himself.
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We got very sandy. VERY. VERY. SANDY.
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Sam played "run away from the waves" for a good hour and laughed like it was the funniest thing every time. Pure joy.
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Little boy.
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The weather got better and better throughout the day. Oregon Coast 679
This water is COLD. But Sam didn't seem to notice, probably because his limbs were numb.Oregon Coast 634
Cute boy.
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When Sam finally started to complain about the cold and all the sand we walked to the house and jumped in the bath with Eli. They had a good time.
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After an amazing dinner outside we celebrated Grace's birthday with some cake.
Grace had no problem downing her slice.Oregon Coast 936
When the cake had been eaten and the kids had been put into bed, the adults sat out back around the fire and roasted marshmallows.
Yes, a second dessert. Because that's what you do on vacation.Oregon Coast 941

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