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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beach babies

We just got back the other day from the last vacation of the summer. We went to Southern California to go to the wedding of my darling cousin Cameron. We went with my family--my brother and his family, and my two sisters. The whole trip was perfect from start to finish.

First of all, we had the perfect adult to child ratio of 6:6. Totally manageable. Andrea might beg to differ, since she did end up with 4 of the exhausted little people right after the wedding. Oh, the tantrums of the Calvin!! The screams reverberated through the lobby long after they went up in the elevator. Fortunately, moments like that were few and far between, and for the most part the kids were great.

All the little girls got to be flower girls. So much fun!! And isn't Katie an amazingly gorgeous bride?

The reception was in this fabulous house in Newport Beach. Oh, the backyard!! SO beautiful!

Sammy was, of course, absolutely perfect. I swear, that baby is almost too good. Not that I'm complaining! He smiles and gurgles and coos and bats at his toes, no matter where he is. Good thing, too, considering all the places we've hauled him to this summer.

We spent two blissful days on the beach. Usually when we go to California, we don't have time for the beach. The thought of Disneyland on a Saturday in August just didn't sound even a little bit fun to us, so we went for the beach instead. I know there are a whole lot of superlatives and exclamation marks in this post, but they're really truly deserved. The kids ran and laughed and dug in the sand and had such a picture perfect time. .

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3 comment(s):

Goodness what a gorgeous family of kids and adults. You guys need to share those genes!

By Blogger Mrs. Darling, at 8:16 AM  

That is SOME back yard.

And SOME cute flower girls.

And QUITE the picture-perfect baby.

By Blogger Hannah, at 8:46 PM  

So cute.... love the kids in the photographs.

By Anonymous Aspen, at 12:46 AM  

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