Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weekend on the Coast

We spent a really nice and relaxing weekend on the Oregon Coast.  Avi and Ben have friend's who have a cabin in Manzanita so we all camped out there. No internet, spotty 3G service, and no TV.  We played Scattergories, roasted marshmellows and made s'mores, and overall just vegged out. 

Noam also got to experience the sand and ocean for the first time! We all headed down to the beach one afternoon and had some fun.  Being raised next to the Atlantic Ocean it's great to get some time in at the Pacific ocean too!
 Noam loved the sand, he even had a mid-afternoon snack of sand.  We buried him in the sand and he was covered in the stuff in no time flat.
Avi and Ben were having a blast with Noam.  Ben dug a hole and had Noam buried up to his waist and it reminded me of playing on the beach with my dad as a kid, just wait until Noam thinks knocking over sandcastles is the best thing ever! 
 It was really ideal weather, too.  The forecast had been for rain, and after some spotty showers in the morning it was sunny and mild the rest of the day! Manzanita is a gorgeous beach and it was so nice to be next to the ocean and hear it's roar. Even Noam's BOB got to dip its wheels in the Pacific.
 Of course, the trip to the coast wasn't complete until Noam put his toes in the ocean! Avi and Ben found a pretty creative way to carry the little guy to the water.  He wasn't too sure at first, but then again the water was around 50 or so degrees!
 Avi took these of me as I ran/skipped into the water.  I really do like being near the water and it was so amazing to think that over that ocean is Japan and China, I'm used to looking out over the Atlantic and "seeing" England and Europe!
It was a fun, sandy, relaxing weekend!

22 thoughts on the matter:

Rachel said... {Reply}

Sure looks like Noam was happy about the water after he figured it out!

So how long are you at the coast for? :)

Heidi said... {Reply}

Oh I love this post! The pictures are lovely and it reminds me of growing up; my grandparents lived in Waldport, OR and we would spend summers with them.

Erika B said... {Reply}

Looks like someone had a great first encounter with the beach! Great shots and beautiful coastline.

Erika B

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

What a wonderful day! LOVE his little hat.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Wow, looks like a wonderful time... I love me a quiet, isolated beach. Makes for great pictures! =)

Henrietta said... {Reply}

Looks really great, you have so big beach there.

Marla said... {Reply}

This looks like a fabulous time. He's adorable. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Vivian said... {Reply}

I LOVE the Oregon Coastline. LUCKY!! He is adorable!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Nessa said... {Reply}

THat looks the the best weekend! That little man is a cutie. How fun to spend the weekend with friends on the beach.

tinajo said... {Reply}

Aww - such a sweetie, and I LOVE that blue on him! Great pics! :-)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said... {Reply}

He is SO sweet! Looks like he loved it. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! :)

urban muser said... {Reply}

looks like a lovely trip! great shots.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said... {Reply}

i look at England, too! lovely shots, looks like a fun time!

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

A perfect weekend!

Tiaras said... {Reply}

looks like so much fun at the beach! I want to live near a beach!!

Serline said... {Reply}

Hey, where are you in the pictures?!? Hope you did not forget to put down the camera and join in the fun ;-P

Leovi said... {Reply}

beautiful shot, a handsome frame and tones. I really like the last with the clouds reflected on the wet sand. Wonderful.

Sian said... {Reply}

omg adorable!!!

sophie...^5 said... {Reply}

What an exciting visit you had and to think you had all that lovely beach to play on. I remember the Oregon beaches many years ago when I lived in Vancouver, B.C....I camped on them...just loved it. Thanks for triggering that memory. The baby is a darling and smiles galore...lovely!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

Nothings more fun than the beach for the first time...it always seems rather magical to me!

Fresh Mommy said... {Reply}

It looks like an amazing time!! I just love the beach... and my kids love the sand too ;)


sherri lynn said... {Reply}

It's so fun watching a little one experience the ocean for the first time! I'm glad you had a relaxing time :)

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