Monday, August 8, 2011

Newport Beach and Newport Dunes

We spent a wonderful long weekend camping at Newport Dunes with Gramma and Papa, Aunties Crissi and Jen, Uncles Joe and John and many, many cousins. We had such a great time and the kiddos just love camping. We spent one morning trying to go to the tide pools, but missed low tide so just spent time at the beach instead. We went swimming at the pool, had fun digging in the sand in the bay, enjoyed singing and roasting marshmellows around the campfire and had a spectacular time just hanging out with our wonderful family.

Papa Paul taking some of the "cousins" for a walk around the campgrounds and marina.

Campfire time

Cousins Micah and Kiley with Hailey, Dylan and Brooklyn.

We rented this bicycle built for.....8! Had a great workout peddling the kiddos around.

Dylan getting some air in the pool with Daddy :)

Uncle Joe showed the kids some of the local plant life

We missed the low tide and the tide pools were all full, so we just spent some time climbing the rocks and playing in the water.

Connor and Dylan exploring the rock crevices. What amazing creatures can be found!

A helping hand is always nice! Kiley helping Brooklyn cross the rocks.

Hailey stopping long enough to pose for Mommy.

Little Lillian found her own piece of the ocean to splash around in.

Connors turn to pose for the camera

The crew having fun in the Pacific. Caity was chasing the boys with some seaweed, but beware.....

Connor will get you back!!

Was this really the only place you could find reception Brian?

Gramma and Papa watching the grandkids romp and play

One of our early mornings watching a video in the trailer....I know... we really know how to rough it:)

Evidence of a REALLY FUN weekend. As we were packing up to leave, Micah fall asleep outside our trailer... just like this.

A few days before packing up to go camping, Crissi, Norma and I packed up the kiddos and headed off to Newport Beach for a few hours of beach fun!

Connor, Abi, Hailey and Dylan

Its great to have so many cousins to play with!

Matthew got buried in the sand.... by his MOM!

Sleeping Beauty....Hailey

Connor wanted a picture of him next to his tracks.

The kiddos found little sand crabs and had a blast collecting them in a big bucket.