After the weekend in Hood River, we zoomed over to the beach to spend a couple days with my parents and sister!
Clara got to experience the ocean for the first time.
It happened to be a chilly day, but it is safe to say she loved it! But how couldn't she?
An endless sandbox and waves to chase are the makings of childhood heaven!
A family portrait
We did a lot of this
here it comes!
On a side note, looking at these pictures make me realize that I've let my weight creep up a bit. Since we've been back, I've implemented a post vacation weight loss goal of ten pounds. I don't think it will be too difficult; I plan to eat less, drink less, and exercise occasionally. I've been pretty neglectful in all of those areas! Since Thursday, I've lost 2 pounds and it hasn't even been a week yet! It is probably bloat and water weight, but I'm counting it anyway :) I'll let you all know when I reach my goal!
Our niece Ella describes the picture that Sophia drew with much enthusiasm!
Ella is legally blind, but she doesn't let that stop her! She can make out shapes if she stands very closely to things, and she is very good at seeing colors. Running through the house with abandon, she will topple over their yellow dog standing on their yellow kitchen floor, but she can easily identify the doll with the blue dress. She is a spunky girl and I look forward to watching her conquer her world!