Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

With our big trip just two days away, Kevin and I wanted to stay close to home for the weekend. Sunday night we drove down to San Clemente to spend the night at the Bank's house. We were planning on going to San Onofre early for Memorial Day. We woke up at 4:00am! Got in line to park by 4:45am. At 6am when the beach opened, there was a HUGE line of cars waiting. Getting up super early really paid off because we got our favorite spot. Fire pit, picnic table, close to the bathrooms and showers!
Hannah and Gavin at 6:00am ready to play in the sand.They literally played in the sand for about two straight hours. Around 8:45 I got Hannah's wetsuit on and we walked to the water and waited for Kevin. Hannah is really getting the hang of surfing.
Gavin was dying to go too. He could not contain his excitement while I put the wetsuit on him. This was his first time out. He looked so little out there.
We are in the middle of potty-training Gavin... Somehow he figured out he could just pee anywhere at the beach. He would drop his shorts to his ankles and fire away. I was so embarrassed. Kevin taught him to pee on the plant. Stinkin' little boys.
More playing....

And a bonfire to cook our food!
Around 2:00pm, Kevin was out for his 3rd session and the kids were cranky. I made a "beach bed" and laid down with them. In about 5 minutes they were both totally out. They slept there until 4:00 when it was time to go.

They got a drink of water and a snack in the car and went back to sleep until we got home at 6:00.
Felt good to take a shower and get our PJ's on, we are going to bed early!

8 comments:

Kevin said...

those were good wieners

The Peterson's said...

Yay Gavin finally got to surf! I am sure he was soooo excited! & the watering of the plants was pretty hilarious!

Braden and Jodee said...

That looks like an awesome beach day!

Anie said...

WOW- what a FUN day!!!! Boy do I miss the beach!! I love that Hannah and Gavin have their own little wet suits! These pics are all so cute! Can't wait to see you guys TOMORROW!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Beth said...

I love the pictures...Hannah looks like a little surfer, so cute!

Have a fun vacation...hopefully you will be a home owner by the time you get back

Garrett and Leslie Attwood said...

What a fun day!!! Silly Gavin...my nephew did the same thing, only it was in the middle of our family reunion and he decided to do it in the middle of the grass at the party!

Robin said...

Court i love that you and kevin are still beach babes! We love the beach too but seriously don't as often as I would like (perhaps that's b/c I have a kid that needs his day sleep or else...hahahahhah)

heather said...

that looks like so much fun! i love the kids surfing and the beach bed! it looks so relaxing because the beach really drains you. maybe i'll make one of those for myself next time i go to the beach.