Thursday, April 15, 2010

Birthdays by the Beach

This weekend we took a road trip down to L.A. to hang out with Paul, Michelle and Cynthia and celebrate Michelle's birthday. They planned a trip to Newport Beach. We always go to a stretch of sand tucked between some of the beach houses where there aren't big crowds and we can snag free parking. Meilani and Giada had such fun dancing together in the sand, building castles with their cousin and dipping their toes in the cold ocean spray.
Our Giada girl loves the sand. Like most 1-year-olds, she loves to squish it between her fingers, pack it and pour it from pails and even eat it. Yes, our little lovely does indeed love the texture and would take handful after handful of sand - much to mama's chagrin!

Meilani and her cousin Cynthia are inseperable when we visit. Here they are buried in sand to their waists. Such fun! Such fun to try to scrape off all the sand before piling back into the car...

Uncle Paul is such a workaholic. He was even working hard on the beach!
Auntie Michelle requested our famous Holiday Mint Trifle for her birthday dessert. After a quick run to Trader Joe's for ingredients, we hooked it up for her. The girls loved singing the "Happy Birthday" song and helping her open her gifts.

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