We started out trip with a visit to the beach. Makayla's and Mason's first time. Matthew had been to the beach before but it was a long time ago.
You can see the grey blanket of clouds in the background. They had just burned off but we were still fighting the cool breeze!
This is the kids burring my feet and legs ;0)
On the second day of our trip we went to the Monterey Bay aquarium. They have expanded and done so much since the last time I was there. It was so fun to see all the fish and animals up close.
Makayla found a little friend. A Sea Otter puppet!
We took a bread from the aquarium and had lunch in the restaurant that was there. It was nice, the window looked out over the bay.
After a morning at the aquarium we went to Carmel beach! The boys had an amazing time running in the sand and watching the Seagulls. The birds were not shy, they would steal your lunch if you weren't watching. Which is exactly what they did to the people sitting to the left of us!
Mason found a little chipmunk, we fed him some pistachio nuts! It was so cute watching him shove them in his little cheeks till they were bulging so big!
Makayla and Daddy at Carmel Beach!
We had such an amazing time, just getting away as a family. The older I get the more I cherish vacations and down time. We splurged and ate out, we relaxed and just enjoyed eachother. The kids would have had just as much fun JUST going to the beach. We will be back. Way too much fun not to! ~fara