Thursday, August 6, 2009

Where Have I Been All Summer? (part II)

Newport Beach

*brothers with each other's daughters + grammie and grandpa. 
this family finally got some girls.

Ryan's family rents the same beach house in Newport each summer, right on the sand. They've been getting the same rental for over 20 years, but I think we're out growing it a little. Luckily, we're either on the beach or bike riding on the boardwalk most of the time so we don't notice.

*Wendy DOES NOT like to get her hands dirty, as you can see in the picture on the right, so it took a little while for her to get used to the sand. 

On our last day there, grammie & grandpa took us on a boat ride around the harbor then to the Balboa Fun Zone. The kids had so much fun taking turns driving the boat. I had so much fun checking out all the ridiculously huge mansions with their ridiculously huge yachts docked out front. 

*grammie & grandpa w/the grandkids on "our" boat

*Balboa Fun Zone. I can't stop laughing when I look at the 3rd picture down.


Shannon said...

That looks like so much fun! I love spending time on the beach. Balboa fun zone is one of my faves too. I seriously go there and just play skii ball the whole time though. What a great summer for you guys!
PS-Wendy's green bathing suit is adorable. I wish they made it in my size.

jenn said...

i can't stand how cute wendy is!!! and that last photo of you 2, it's the best!

Christy said...

I love that you're back! Way cute pictures and what a fun way to spend your summers. I need to see Wendy. I think she and Spinny are going to be great friends!

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

i love that green bathing suit with the matching headband! so cute. and that 3rd pic in the photobooth pictures is way funny, it's a smushed wendy sandwich!

Beth said...

How fun! A beach house is the way to go! You are lucky that you married into such a wonderful family.

I love all the pictures...I want a copy of the last one, too cute!

The McCullough Crew said...

Love Wendy's swim-suit!

Sarah said...

I love the picture of you and Wendy.I can't believe how much she has grown! and you are such a pretty little mom.

Anonymous said...

Oh! That is so funny. Wendy's face is priceless. The beach vacation looks fantastic. I took you and your sisters to the Balboa fun zone many times. You guys loved it. You all look so fashionable in your bathing suits. TaTa