So a few weeks ago I joked (IRL) about how coooooolllldddd it was! Yes it was, REALLY! I'm serious! I'm NOT joking...it actually got COLD here. Our ski resorts had REAL snow, not the man-made stuff. In my neck of the 'wood's' we actually had real rain, for more than a few days.
Well today...it was all back to the CA we know & love & makes other states jealous.
It was clear blue skies & warmth!
Well, everyone & their brother must've taken the opportunity to work out that cabin fever!
We started the day w/ a family bike ride/run. Dh, oldest ds & Dh attempted to run while the littles rode their bikes next to us. It's a good pace for them....except for my Birdygirl. She's a funny one.
She's the one, who, when I get up & holler: "whoever wants to go running w/ me get dressed & ready" responds: "I'm NOT going running", w/o batting an eye! Dh had just readjusted her training wheels but she's not particularly used to riding her bike...so she was pretty slow going. Dh walked next to her while oldest & middlelittle & I ran/rode laps back & forth around them. lol
Finally realized that was not gonna work....so we headed home....& decided to go to the beach instead. They have a trail there & Dh figured he could fish off the pier @ the same time.
The littles kept asking & asking if they were going to be able to go into the water. I said no cause I thought it might be too windy & cold. It wasn't. The ktbunch hung out on the sandy beach, playing in the sand while DH & I took off along the paved bike/pedestrian trail.
Everyone was out! The energy was high. There were plenty of bike riders, roller bladers, walkers, joggers & runners. I enjoyed the sound of my feet crunchy the sand on the paved trail. It was different & nice. It was a really lovely time.
I don't know how long the trail is but going off my time, not very. I only got about 25-30 minutes in, so I think that would be less than 3 miles. But it was ok.
We gathered up the ktbunch & headed to the pier. I sat & did some crochet. Dh & oldest tended to thier lines. Those smart fish kept getting their bait w/o getting hooked. lol There were lots of families sitting around relaxing & fishing. Birdy & middlelittle attempted to learn 'crochet'.
Can I say I was SO proud to see Birdy actually making a REAl chain!!!! Middlelittle S did too but his technique is a bit different & he got bored quickly & wavered between playing w/ his hotwheels & checking his fishing line. ;-)
It was sweet to hear Birdy exclaim excitedly that she GOT it! It took her a few tries (& whines) of it not 'working right' but eventually it did.
There was an overly melodramatic moment right before we left as Birdy was playing w/ one of middlelittle S's hotwheels on the railing & SPLASH! dropped it into the ocean. S immediately burst (& I mean BURST) into crocodile tears. I guess the idea of having a gazillion other hotwheels wasn't comforting enough.
I actually was able to wear a skirt to church tonight again.
I LOVE CA! :-D