Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacation Journal - Balboa: Summer 2009 - Baseball and Fashion Island


a big part of our time at the beach this year was spent playing baseball. there were games with as few as three people all the way up to almost everyone joining in. sometimes just batting practice, other times full on games. jack was in heaven, obviously. i don't think he understood when people would want to take a break or do something else for a little bit. if he had it his way, i think he would have done this from morning til night with maybe a little jump in the ocean to cool off or a break for something to eat... but then right back at it. luckily, several of his cousins seem to be of this same vein, so there was always someone around to play with.


a stop my kids always want to make when we are visiting balboa is fashion island. it is basically just a big outdoor mall, but they have this huge fish pond that my kids love to run around (and, occasionally fall in. lucy fell completely in last year under pete's watch and finn dunked one foot, shoe and all, in this year...). this time around grandad even treated for a ride on the carousel, so it made it all the more exciting. for some reason lucy chose the creepiest animal to ride on, but she was happy with it, so oh, well...


al's shoulders seemed to be the coveted seat this year for all kids 7 and under. what a good sport. even when finn decides to hold on to his face...




can you see finn's neck in this picture? a horrible lady, clueless as can be, walking her dogs on the beach, took finn out with her dog leash straight across his neck. good thing g.g. wasn't there because that lady might have been punched...

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