We headed out to Oregon over Labor Day weekend for another family reunion beach trip! It was quite the summer for reunions. This time we were with Jon's family and got to meet our new baby cousin, Eliza. We had a great time with the fam and it was so nice to be in such a beautiful place and be able to relax a bit before the new fall routine began. It was a great ending to our summer.
Our 10-day trip was filled with lots of adventures. We headed to a beach house in Newport on the Oregon Coast and were able to stay altogether, which was really nice especially at night when the kids were sleeping and we could hang out in one location. We got some great beach time filled with lots of digging and star-fish finding and were also able to hit the aquarium and the zoo. It was really hard to say good-bye... Gabey was finally figuring out who everyone was when we had to leave. Hopefully we'll see everyone again soon!
the lovely welcome sign that greeted us as we got off the plane...
meeting baby Eliza... perhaps the closest I'll ever get to a baby girl!
impromtu tennis lesson
Noah and Eliza bond... he's completely obsessed with her now!
Gabey, my little sports fanatic!
the beach house came stocked with pirate dress-up!
and just happened to have the layout of a ship!
Noah learning how to skim board in his undies!
star fish hunting at low-tide
the awesome warm-water-outdoor shower at the house...
the beach house
"Watavue", get it?
the dinosaur exhibit at the zoo
the zoo train!