Monday, September 30, 2013

Sitting by the Seaside

With record Seattle rains pouring down it's hard to believe we were building sandcastles on the beach and dipping our toes in the Pacific Ocean just a few weeks ago!! I shouldn't be surprised to see fall weather since we're well into September, but we had such a nice long summer it's still a bit shocking to see those rain clouds overhead.

We had such an amazing time on the Oregon coast when Char and Freddie were visiting.  I feel very lucky that our family has a cabin (passed through generations) in Seaside, OR just blocks from the beach.  Even though I know the cabin is always available we don't make it down to Seaside often enough so I was thrilled we all went.

Seaside, OR

The kids had a great time playing on the beach and splashing in the freezing cold ocean water. Ollie had been walking for about 2 weeks when we went so he was able to toddle around and explore.  The beach was a fabulous place for my new walker to find his footing, mainly because I didn't have to hover around blocking his falls.  He was free to wonder around in the soft sand and tumble as he pleased.

Giving Ollie a smooch on the beach while cousin Freddie looks on.

I will be dreaming of those summer Seaside days as we approach winter.  While I love bundling up with an extra hot pumpkin spice latte, summer will always be my favorite season.

What is everyone doing to cure the rainy day blues? Any indoor kiddo activities you can share?


  1. I love that picture of you, Ollie, and Freddie, love those colors! Sounds like a fun family getaway :)

  2. What a fun trip! It was a colder day here, too, and we spent the afternoon cooking. Freddie can actually kind of help now and he loved it!

  3. Those pics are so great - already feels like forever ago!! Need to plan the next trip.