Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our Day at the Beach

Last week we decided to take a last minute trip to the beach. So Julio and I tried to load up the van while the kids weren't looking. We wanted to surprise them so when we were done loading up we told them to stop playing and get in the van. They were dying to know where we were going! Julio can't stand surprises and he kept saying " I just have to know where we are going, I can't stand it!" It was so funny.

There is a beautiful Lake about 45 minutes from us that has a nice sandy beach area. Not easy to find in Arizona! And as we started to get closer the kids began to recognize it and started chanting "We're going to the beach! We're going to the beach!"

We had a really nice relaxing afternoon and the scenery was just beautiful!

Here are some pictures of our day. Enjoy!

There were little gold specs in the water, so Julio was trying to pan for gold. No luck...

Boo Boo was trying so hard to catch the little fish that were swimming around.

His dad tried to help him.

Daddy showing Julio how to be really still and cup his hands.

The girls loved practicing their swimming in the lake.

Marina looks so big in this picture =(

Michaela saying "Cheese"

Marina was having so much fun playing with the sand.

Until Michaela showed up. Look at that face!
Good thing we had 2 buckets and I got Michaela set up with her own.

Michaela taking a cheerios break from all of the playing

Julio took this of mommy and daddy just relaxing.

These are my knees and that is pretty much where I stayed for the whole afternoon.
It was so great to take a break from the everyday busyness. I loved it!

We will definately be going back!
Love you all,


ZiZi Loredana said...

Looks like fun!!! Wish we were there!! The kids look great! Too cute!! Of coarse, Julio and Marilena look great too. We love and miss you all so much.

Love, ZiZi LoLo

Angela said...

The pics of the beach are adorable! The kids are getting soo big and I cannot wait to see you guys in August. Love ZiZi Ang

Doreanna said...

Hi! This is me Doreanna I love thesse pics. The kids are so cute! I can't wait to see you Keep updating!