Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sunset Bay

Aunt Becca's request when she came to visit was that she wanted to go to the beach. So we packed up and decided to camp at Sunset Bay. This was a beautiful campground and the bay was calm. When the tides were low there were many tide pools to discover. We saw many sea creatures. The cutes thing was to hear Liam try to say the word "sea anemone." Pretty cute and of course sounds like sea enemy with lots of repetitive "m" sounds in it. On the second day we ventured to find a spot to view the lighthouse, which we found but didn't get a picture cause it was so far out. Tourists are not allowed near this one since its on a rock separate from the mainland and the bridge was taken down. We also went to Simpson gardens, and they were absolutely beautiful. We decided to picnic there, and that is also were Liam learned, the hard way, that it is not good to try and catch a bumble bee. He got stung, of course, and so we left promptly to find some Benedryl. I think the kids favorite memory of the park was the crow who wasn't shy of humans and wanted our picnic. While we were standing just a few feet from our table the outing crow helped himself to one of our hot dogs! Ethan took it upon himself to protect our food, and found ways to chase him off. But once Ethan would turn his back the crow would fly right back. Overall this was one of my most favorite places to camp and enjoy the beach!
Favorite photo of the weekend. Becca took this as we drove in Friday night. 

Beautiful picture of the rocks at the opening of the bay.
My boys on the beach 
Me resting my knee.

Very very very large rhubarb, pie anyone?

Anything that involves my kids holding hands is too precious.

With Aunt Becca

The Beach

Ethan loves rock climbing. 

Cute boy!

This picture of John and the boys I edited a little in photoshop and printed it for him as part of father's day. This picture just warms my heart.

Love this dude, and he loved the adventure.

Sunset Bay.

Mill Creek Falls

This is old, but wanted to document. We recently hiked to Mill Creek Falls with some friends. It was an easy hike, thank goodness since my knee is still in major recovery at this point from the bike accident. When we got to the rocks I had to just hang out since my knee was not loving me trying to climb on the rocks, but other than that it was pretty much painless. Ethan and Liam just love getting outside and being in the outdoors. Days like this, they come home and are happy.
Green drinks in the morning is how we start. :) 

This is the main waterfall. So pretty!

Dad and Ethan hiked around the back of some rocks and came up over top a small cliff.

Liam loved the sand.