Saturday, October 27, 2007

Carpinteria!

This is a long post because I don't know how to shrink pics. Every year our family gets a beach house in Carpinteria for a week. This is the first year I've stayed the whole week. Let's just say sleeping with both kids in a small bedroom doesn't make for much sleep. I barely survived. Otherwise the weather was perfect and we didn't have to breathe in Ash all week. Overall a wonderful time!!

Haley and her cousins on the Beach. Notice my child is the only one who cant give a normal smile.

Claire loved the beach, but she loved suckers more. This is why she rarely gets one. She kept dropping it in the sand and would scream while I took it to rinse off. I finally let her suck on sand.

I had to post this picture because rarely does Haley do a normal smile or face. Doesn't she look sweet here? Looks can be deceiving!!



So, Ben and his brother decided to go fishing. They got some poles and a little blow up raft and went out to sea.....far out! They went 3 times and spent a cumulative 10 hours fishing........this is what they caught. Poor babies! One lousy little fish. See how proud Ben looks. Of course I made fun of them.



We went and visited our friend who has a pony ranch. Haley got to ride Pebbles. She's a pretty good little equestrian. Now she tells me she wants a pony for Christmas.....yeah that's gonna happen!



We went to the Santa Barbara Zoo which, I usually enjoy, except this time. Isn't a Zoo supposed to have animals in enclosures? Not this time, this time it was just enclosures. Yes, we only saw about 1/3 of the animals, they must all be in Rehab or something.




My wonderful friends came down to visit me. It was so fun we got to watch our kids, type Ben's paper for him and wake up with our kids in the middle of the night. The best time was when the kids went to bed...


Because that's when we got to watch The Office together and eat slice and bake cookies. I love womanly bonding. I'm going to plan a women only get away every year now. Start preparing your husbands!!









11 comments:

amyndodd said...

That looks like fun!! We were at the zoo on Friday.. too bad we didn't run into eachother like last year! We saw lots of animals. I guess it was a short stay at rehab.

Holly said...

Maybe the animals could smell you coming and went and hid!!

the keele's said...

that looks like such a fun time! i miss the beach. i bet it was nice not to smell ashes for a whole week! cute.

Laura said...

yes...i am all about a women's only get away, without the kids. I don't even remember taking that pic of us watching tv...i don't think i was posing! I love that pic of haley at the top making the face. classic haley.

josh and dianna said...

How fun..I'm totally jealous!! I want a girls only get away!

Lisa said...

Ok sister...spill it! I see a "Melissa's baby" thingy on your blog!!! I need details here, you better email me or call me! YAY!

Larson family said...

looks like you guys had a fab time. i miss the beach.
kelly

Laura said...

ok, that baby looks like an alien. it is kind of creeping me out.

josh and dianna said...

did you just post that baby thing?! I didn't even notice it til today!! Call me with details!!!

the keele's said...

wait, your expecting? sheesh where have i been?

Valerie said...

So we totally look like the other white meat in the group photo!