2.26.2014

Grandma Goes to the Beach

For five days we were lucky to have Grandma D visit. The main reason for her visit was to prep for Marcus' birthday (I still can't believe we are planning a 2nd birthday). But, we did manage to fit in a little bit of fun while Grandma was here.

We had never taken my mom to one of our favorite beaches, Redondo Beach. *GASP* So, Marcus and I made sure to remedy that problem as soon as my mom arrived.

The minute our toes hit the sand we took the obligatory stand-by-the-ocean picture. Marcus was not interested in the slightest, he was ready to play.
Marcus showed Grandma the ins and outs of the sand sifter.
Then Grandma had the little man hunting for sea shells.
There was a quick break for some scooping and filling.
I convinced Marcus to chase the waves, and then be chased.
He is seriously the happiest when he's outside. 
Marcus has never had the opportunity to make a snow angel. What's the next best thing? A sand angel. Grandma demonstrated the proper way to make said angel. Marcus tried his best to make one, too. However, his little arms and legs couldn't quite figure it all out.
No trip to the ocean is adequate without a stroll down the beach.
We couldn't have asked for a better day of surf and sand and sun. My heart could not have been any more full.
Grandma, thanks for another wonderful visit. We hope you enjoyed every minute as much as we did!

17 comments:

  1. Soooooo when can Mace and I come visit?????

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  2. Love that your mom just gets down and makes sand angels. She rocks.

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  3. These photos are great!! Looks like so much fun. I can almost feel the warm sun when looking at these pictures. I'm dreaming of Spring/Summer as its only in the low 20's here. :-( I'm so over Winter.

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  4. OMG dying over the sand angels! How awesome to have an extended visit from Grandma! I'm sure you're enjoying it as much as Marcus. :)

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  5. Looks like you guys had a blast! I feel like I need to photoshop my picture in these!

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  6. It looks like it was a great time! They sure made me wanting warmer weather even more! We were -6 this morning!

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  7. What a fun trip to the beach! Looks heavenly! :)

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  8. I may have to stop reading your blog until Summer hits here. LOL Your beach pictures are making me soooo jealous! Super cold here!

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  9. So much fun! Your mom is my new hero for the sand angels!

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  10. Aw, how great! Will your mom be back next month for M's big birthday?

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  11. These pictures are perfection! And I don't know ... I'm sitting here freezing in my office and looking at your beach pictures. Life is so unfair ;)

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  12. wow...what a beautiful beach and perfect day! I love that you have your mom's smile. It's amazing that Marcus is going to be a BIG 2 year old. How time flies.

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

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  13. Your mom looks like a ton of fun! I'm so jealous of these photos right now. I've been itching to get out of this house and just be outdoors for a couple of weeks now and yet the temperature just does not want to get above like 20 degrees with a wind chill that makes it feel like single digits!! Come on spring!

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  14. Sand angels are just as much fun as snow angels!

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  15. So jealous of these pictures! 25 days and counting..................

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  16. I so totally love your mom's hair (still!)! All I can think is ok maybe it's time to color my hair red again because hers looks so awesome! I digress - I love the beach photos. So fun to see them playing together and SO jealous of your warm weather! It's 5 degrees right now without windchill!!!

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  17. Having your mom there had to be the best thing ever!!! My parents left yesterday :( How wonderful for you to go to the beach and have so much fun and get some great pictures of such sweet memories!!!!

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