Friday night the whole family headed to the coast. The weather Friday night was terrible-- cold and rainy-- and the forecast for Saturday wasn't much better. We woke up to cloudy skies and some misty rains. But after a coffee on the beach and a swim in the hotel pool, the skies were clearing up and we had some blue sky. We spent time in Seaside in the morning, had a sunny lunch on an outdoor patio in Canon Beach (it was glorious!), and spent the afternoon at Hug Point, a marvelous gem of a beach with several caves and a hidden waterfall. Somehow, we had never been there before. It was a sunny Saturday and only a few other folks there....I felt like we had stumbled upon a hidden secret (except that it is clearly labeled on maps). If you are not familiar with weather on the Oregon Coast, sunny days are hard to come by, and I felt SO very lucky that we had a wonderful day of sand and sun.
Saturday night was spent at home (watching the Blazers lose). But Sunday morning I awoke to a quiet house at 7:15 and shortly after the Todd and the kids arrived bringing coffee and breakfast, and very many cards and love letters from the kids telling me how much I am loved (my heart is still melting). After breakfast, the kids and I went on a short morning hike. We saw a few birds, a magnificent bushtit nest (still in the makings) and a whole slew of tadpoles and salamander nymphs. In the afternoon we had a picnic at Mt. Tabor, our amazing neighborhood park, and then I had dinner out of the town with four other lovely mama friends ( a Mother's Day tradition).
The weekend was absolutely perfect. If it could only be just a bit longer....
And, as I am posting these pictures I am realizing how grown up my kids looks. How grown up they are, I guess. I am so very lucky to be the mama of these two wonderful creatures, and am realizing I need to soak up these moments before they are all grown.
Hope your weekend was everything you needed!
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