This is my last post summarizing our week at the beach--we have been back in Portland for over a week now, and Chris has completed week #1 of high school. I'm happy to report that it was a great success, and he seems to be enjoying it!
My brain is still on vacation...at the beach!
Here is Dad, who I decided to capture on film when we noticed he was sleeping while reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo--perhaps the only person who could fall asleep while reading that book! (Except for Mike, if it's bedtime.) He woke up before I took the photo, so he decided to pose for me.
|Pretending to sleep (with a grin?)|
|Nadine and David relaxing in our rental house|
|Poor tuckered-out Nick fell asleep in the car, and we couldn't wake him up for quite awhile!|
|View of the kitchen and spiral staircase|
|Hikes are for photos, in my kids' book!|
|With the cousins|
|So many trees for crawling into!|
|Kieran and Garrett|
|On the bridge|
|View from the bench Nadine and I were perched on!|
The last day we were there (we returned to Portland while Nadine and David and kids went to Rockaway to spend a few more days with Mom and Dad), we walked down to the beach near the house before heading home. It has a lot of stones on the dunes, leading down to the sand. It's not as good of a sandy beach as Rockaway, but every part of the Oregon Coast is beautiful in its own way.
|Kieran on the beach|
|The misty beach|
|Not wanting to head back to Portland!|
The boys took advantage of the strategically advantaged bridge to stage an impromptu play of the "Three Billy Goats Gruff."
|The little goat crossing the bridge|
|Being tackled by the troll(s)|
|One of the trolls wrestling with the middle goat|
|Ryan as the big goat (with trolls)|
|Getting ready to grab him!|
|Our family in front of the house before departure|
|Nadine, David, Ashley, and kids|