Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekend Trip Journal - Balboa: Day 3 - Happy Birthday, Sara!

our last day in balboa was sara's birthday, so we all woke up and headed straight to the beach at corona del mar. i picked up starbucks and bev got breakfast burritos and we had a picnic breakfast on the beach. as soon as we got there we spotted some dolphins, so the kids (namely finn) enjoyed watching them the rest of the morning. breakfast burritos and dolphins? was this for sara's birthday or finn's? i don't think i could plan a more perfect day in finn's world. i guess it was the starbucks and dolphins that were more for sara...

sam didn't want to be in the picture, so i just took one of him standing by himself a few feet away...

for those who don't know, finn is obsessed with dolphins. he has a toy dolphin that he adores and he and jack could watch animal planet and discovery channel shows on the ocean all day. for the last few months he has been big on the fact that he wants to swim with dolphins. ("i going to wear goggles and jump off a boat and swim with dolphins and touch them.") we saw disney's earth a while back and have shown the kids a few episodes of planet earth, all of which end with a sequence on how they filmed the animals. after seeing this, finn told me, "i want to be that guy that takes pictures on animal planet. i going to jump off the boat with my camera." needless to say, finn just stood by this rock watching the dolphins for a very long time...

the older kids made up a game in which they would run out and touch this rock and then run back before the waves got them. they had a few huge waves sneak up on them a couple times...

i think i could watch kids play in the sand all day...

overkill on the dolphin pictures? i had so many more, folks. this was narrowing it down for me...

so long, pacific ocean. until next summer...

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