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Pie for dinner

sunny 65 °F

Another day, another birthday. Clayton and Jen have birthdays one day apart, so today it was Clayton’s. It makes it easy to celebrate.

I thought back to the day he was born, he was so little, so sweet, such a head full of wild hair. I held him when he was first born but then he had some sort of problem and the staff would not let him out of the nursery for a couple of days. We got him home soon and now he is the tallest of all of us, still sweet but the hair is short.

We went to the beach in the morning, thinking that it wouldn’t be so windy. Well, it was just as windy as before.

Clayton brought a kite to fly. The kite was fine but the gusts were not steady and the kite would crash. Fortunately, the kite was made for kids so crashing wasn’t a problem. I had to laugh when Fynn, the youngest, would try to hang onto the tails as if he was trying to fly with the kite

From the beach, we went to Tillamook for birthday ice cream. Cheese sandwiches were good but really cheesy. The ice cream was divine.

Christabel was told about a pie contest to be held at UCLA this Sunday, so we bought apples and ingredients for 2 pies, 1 regular crust and 1 gluten free. I told her to set herself apart with an added ingredient, or just something a little different.

Christabel is amazing, she mixed the ingredients without a recipe. Using an empty champagne bottle for a rolling pin, she rolled out the crust. The crusts were crumbly, but baked, well, they were the best crusts I’ve had.
With apple pie and more champagne for dinner, we all added our comments on her pies.

On Sunday, “Break a Leg, Christabel”!

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A Day For the Beach

Beach play

sunny 65 °F

After a long afternoon and another day of driving, we made it to Cannon Beach RV Resort. Unfortunately, Jen and kids were asleep but Clayton came over for a glass of wine.

Our alarm, in the form of grandkids, came over, promptly at 7a.m. “Wake up, wake up” with lots of giggles and shrieks.

After a breakfast of baked goods, we walked to the beach. The weather was warm and the beach play was fun. We couldn’t stay long, as we had to check out and move on to the State Park just ½ hour away.
After settling into the Nehalem Bay State Park, http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=142 we walked over the dunes to the beach. Burr! Winds were howling and it was cold! The beach is beautiful but not to sit out and enjoy for long.
We decided it was time for a nice fire and champagne to celebrate Jen’s birthday. We traded the cold wind for a glass of cold champagne and got warm by the fire.

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A Cold Pre-Easter Oregon Beach

Celebrating Easter, having fun at the State Beach


It was cold and cloudy on Saturday morning but kids work up early and started playing outside as if it were a warm summer day. We had 5 young grandkids camping: 3 boys – 3, 6 and 8; and 2 girls: 4 & 5.

The 5-year old quickly started taking the 4-year old around the campground, sometimes carrying her. The 4-year old seemed to be happy for the attention of a little girl, instead of dealing with her 2 brothers. The girls walked, holdings hands, talking and talking and talking.

Meanwhile, the boys found a sand hill behind the campground. All 3 were happy to dig and play in the sand.
Mid-morning we all walked down to the beach but not together. Christine and I left a bit later than the rest and we ended up north of everyone.
But a walk down the beach and there were kids running in the freezing water, boys with their shoes on even. They didn’t last long and were soon huddling by a log shivering. Fortunately, we’d told Justin to bring clothes for them so he arrived with clothes and immediately took them back for warm showers.
As Sunday was Easter, Jen had suggested that we have an egg hunt on Saturday, as we’d all be leaving on Sunday. And Jen being Jen had made an Easter basket for each kid.

Jen and Zoey had stuffed plastic eggs, some with chocolates and some with other things. As it turned out, Christine had done the same thing so we had double the eggs for kids. While kids ran amuck Jen hid the eggs.

This was Cassie’s first Easter, she and Christine only arrived from China last year. Cassie wasn’t sure about the Easter basket but as soon as the other kids started showing her the treats Cassie was fitting right in.
Kids had their egg hunt. Before hiding the eggs again, they made sure to eat all of the candy. They shared the next egg hunt but not the treats!
Kids did not ask to go to the water again, they instead had fun riding bikes and scooters around the campground, where it was warmer. And adults and kids played Frisbee on the large grassy area.

It was an early to bed for kids giving the adults a nice wine time. We don’t know when we will all be together again and Dale and I treasure these times.

Posted by Miss Chris 20:58 Archived in USA Tagged nature walking beach oregon camping rv outdoors grandkids south_beach oregon_beaches Comments (0)

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