Avery and I are in California visiting my sister and Grandpa. Saturday we went to Huntington beach.
Avery had a BLAST. She chased the waves down the beach and ran away from them as they came back up the beach giggling and laughing the whole way. The weather was soooo nice. It was warm and sunny, but with a cool breeze that was perfect for me because I don’t have a maternity swimsuit and had to spend most of the time out of the water.
Linden borrowed a wetsuit, but totally wimped out when everyone went to learn how to surf. She had fallen asleep on a towel and when they asked if she wanted to go she declined. The waves weren’t extremely surf-friendly anyway, but I tease her anyway. She did boogy board.The rest of the week we’ve kind of just relaxed and chatted with Grandpa, Linden and her friend Leslie. We went out to eat at Cheesecake Factory and Claim Jumpers. Both were really good. We saw Paula and her kids on Saturday too, but only for a couple hours, which was a little sad.
Yesterday Grandpa took us to the bookstore. Holy cow, it was like a toddler version of Disneyland or something. We hadn’t even made it inside the store before Avery had three books she was carrying around with her from the outdoor display. Once we got in it took us forever to get to the kids’ section because she kept finding the Easter book displays and the bargain book booths. Once we got to the kids’ section she found an end display with baby board books, pulled me over to it, sat down and made me read about 8 of them to her. I had no idea Borders was going to such a hit. I’ll keep this in mind for rough days…
I was pretty excited, though because Grandpa bought me a copy of Hypnobirthing. I’ve wanted to read Natural Childbirth and Hypnobirthing since I got back from Budapest, but I’ve been having trouble getting them from the library. I finally got Natural Childbirth (it was checked out, so I had to put it on hold), but the library wouldn’t transfer the other from the Library in Allen for some reason. So now I can read it anyway. Yay for Grandpa and bookstores!