Sunday, July 31, 2011

Going home

After washing all the boys' camp laundry last weekend, I packed them back up so we could drive down to Southern California to visit my family in Huntington Beach. I drove with the boys while Pete stayed home to take care of the office. He was very sad to be home alone instead of hanging out with my Mom, Aunts and Grandma (yeah right!)

We had a great time hanging out on the beach by the Huntington pier. The boys kept going on and on about how warm the water was compared to Santa Cruz.

My sister met my Mom and I at the beach. Zachary took the above picture of the 3 of us. I kept trying to get him to pull the camera down and include more of us, but it was probably just as well that he didn't!

Nothing tastier than ice cream on a hot beach day!

Vinnie had a loose tooth dangling that he refused to touch or let me pull. Sure enough it fell out while eating the ice cream!

On Thursday my Aunt had a BBQ to get everyone together in one place. Above are most of my Aunts, cousins and my Grandma. It was so nice to see everyone!

My Mom was most excited to have all her grandsons together for the first time in about 3 years. My sister's boys are standing in the back, while my boys are sitting in the front.

On Friday we decided to change it up and headed over to Newport Beach to hang out.

The waves were pretty impressive so Zach and Joey rented boogie boards and had a blast.

This was a dream come true for Zachary--burying the little brother that annoys him the most. I don't know about you, but I detect a look of evil in Zach's eye!

The younger boys spent hours digging in the sand!

We then showered up and were treated to a ride on my Aunt Dede and Uncle Harry's boat around Newport bay and to a delicious dinner.

After a wonderful, relaxing trip we came home yesterday. Good thing we did because Pete was out of clean laundry and food! In his defense it was very busy in the office while I was gone. (So he says. I just don't think he knows how to work our washing machine!)


Sally Meggs said...

No mention of the drive. Are you blocking in order to avoid a PTSD flash back? Or are your kids just way better than mine?

Michelle said...

Sally- they were actually pretty good. The DVD player keeps them quiet. I did have to stop on the grapevine on the way home because both Joey and Vinnie thought they were going to puke. Thankfully they did not!

Suzanne said...

Holy cow! Everyone is so grown up and yet your mom, aunts and gramma haven't aged a bit. Gina's boys are men!

By the way, cute bathing suit! I'm glad Zach got such a great shot of you three.

Anonymous said...

in my defense i wanted to get the beutiful pacific in the backround!