Sunday, August 19, 2012

Beach Retreat

A few weeks ago we escaped the Phoenix heat for a bit of camping on the beach with family and friends.

 

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There’s nothing like a little granola and monster trucks in the morning.

 

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The cousins were all excited to spend some time together.

 

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Dog pile!

 

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Veronica was ready to put all the toys to good use.

 

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Introducing Ariadne to the ocean.

 

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But the ocean is cold, so she decided she’d rather just eat Dad’s shirt instead.

 

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The girls wasted no time in getting sand everywhere. In fact, if there was one word that could describe this trip, it would be…sand.

 

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Looking for shells and other ocean treasures.

 

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Chillin’.

 

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We got to meet our newest nephew, Brian Jr. What a cutie-pie!

 

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Babies everywhere!

 

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I wonder what she’s thinking?

 

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Paul hacked a cover for the playpen out of some shade screen that we had lying around – it worked great to keep this little girl out of the sun during nap time.

 

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Trying to repair the wall that just got washed away. The risk of building with sand.

 

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Structures are safer away from the tide line. He got first place in the sand sculpture contest!

 

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A team of architects and their Snowy Mountain Fortress Ruins.

 

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What would a trip to the beach be without tumbling in the waves?

 

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If you get tired, there’s always someone nearby who’s willing to carry you.

 

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And at the end of the day, you could pass out and rest up for the next day of fun.

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