Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Visit to Grandma and Grandpa's

Grandma & Grandpa, at the San Simeon Pier

Two weekends ago we packed up the car and headed south to Grandma & Grandpa's house in the little coastal hamlet of Cambria. This was our longest family car ride to date, yet Ronan handled it superbly, napping for most of our time in the auto.

I wish I could do this on plane flights...

Needless to say, all five of us (plus the three dogs) had a great time. Ronan enjoyed learning about elephant seals, but he reveled frolicking in the sand and the Pacific. He divided his beach time between running into the waves and playing with mini construction equipment; when he was hungry he'd scavenge a piece of kelp and have a seaweed snack (seriously. And Mom was watching).

Moving & Mixing Dirt!

En route to deeper water...

After the day at the beach, we returned in time for Ronan to play a game of "chase" and "squeeky toy keep-away" with Bandit, the other 1-year old in the house. Both youngsters, by early evevning, were fast alseep, resting from an exhausting but fun filled day.

Bandit, fast asleep after playing with Ronan

In all, it was a great trip filled with laughs, and we look forward to do it again soon. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Looks & sounds like a fabulous weekend. I could go for one of those car seat sleeping arrangements myself! And kelp has all kinds of healthful properties - Ronan is ahead of his years :-)