In June we took our new-to-us toy (a 15 year old Winnebago motor home! the Big W!) out for our first road trip and hit some of the beaches along the Oregon Coast.
It was so much fun seeing Allie's reaction to the sand and waves for the first time. She couldn't get enough of the water despite how freezing cold it was!
In typical us fashion we packed a little too many destinations into this trip - a good learning experience, next time we plan to go to less destinations and have more quality time at each place! Especially with a toddler in tow bouncing from a different town each night - naps got jacked up, a good nights sleep was harder to come by and her eating definitely got worse (already a daily struggle). So next time, less is more and quality over quantity.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip:
Our first stop - Cannon Beach, just in time for sunset.
One of my favorite pics - my two loves walking in the sunset <3
First time experiencing sand. She got it everywhere! Loved seeing her delight and fascination at watching the sand slowly trickle out of her fingertips.
A stop at Tillamook (the fresh icecream there was so incredible!) and then we stayed in Newport to hit up the Oregon Coast Aquarium - an incredible aquarium!
We loved the underwater tunnels/exhibit at the Aquarium. Not to mention the otter exhibit! So impressed with the exhibits and the amount of space they give the animals compared to other aquariums we've been too.
Allie and Kevin strolling along the beach. (Can you tell who the family photographer is? Got to get a little better about letting him/making him take pics)
She was ready to walk right into the waves and not come back. So much fun to see how excited she was....even though the water was cold and we had to pop her in a warm bath right after leaving the beach.
Wish we had more time to do another..... :) in the mean time back to the grind of projects going on at our house in our spare time:
*Clearing out our third bedroom which was our cluttery junky office to turn into the nursery
*Setting up the nursery and getting all the babies clothes washed and ready and the room decorated
*Moving the junky office downstairs into our dining room and figuring out a system that won't drive me crazy and will give me time to get artsy/crafty (finally!)
*Packing up Allie's clothes that don't fit her (so much for hand me downs this time around)
*Misc half-started projects around the house (like maybe time to finish painting the banister - its *only* been a year. cough.)