Today was Corey's birthday :-) and he wanted to go on a hike and to the beach. The kids were so excited about going to the beach. We do live in a beach city but we rarely get to the beach...go figure. So this afternoon, his Mom came over and we all piled into the car and headed to Torrey Pines State Reserve. We went on a very short hike after we popped into the visitor center for a minute. Noah was not happy in his Ergo carrier, he'd much rather walk himself. He got out at the middle point and practically ran the entire way back to the car. The kids were complaining a lot because they wanted to go to the beach, they said that we could go on a hike for 2 minutes. So we stretched it for as long as we could.
Then we went down to the beach and brought our picnic dinner. The kids didn't care about food, they were all about the water. Noah was so excited about the water, but was less than thrilled about the sand getting all over him and then I couldn't seem to wipe it off very well. He hated his swim diaper on so I took it off. Then he got a sandy butt and really didn't like that. I couldn't win. Hannah and Ben raced to the waves, tried to ride them in, got knocked over by the waves, rolled around in the water, ran up and down and laughed and screamed. They finally came in when there teeth were chattering. They loved it.
All in all it was a good day for Daddy. I think he had fun...at least I hope he did!!