A last minute trip to spend time with family and cousins near Long Beach, Washington seemed like the absolute best course of action this past weekend.
It was made that much cooler when we found out a kite festival was in the works. The conditions seemed to be just perfect.
It's amazing how much you can pack into one day with these guys. We started the day off with a bike ride for doughnuts and then walked through the kite festivities (with a quick detour through this arcade next to the doughnut shop).
A little bit of magnetic darts (and a little bit of asking Anna to please move out of the way).
Another bike ride down to the beach.
And much of it just happened to be along this awesome bike path through the dunes.
The weather, though it looks sunny and warm, was actually pretty brisk right on the beach (hence a great day for the kites). That did nothing to deter the kids from swimming and playing in the water.
At least for a bit until they got way too cold. Simon could have lasted longer but the other kids were ready to be done.
This was one of my favorite kites. It was a ways down the beach from the actual kite festival - it's really large and so beautiful.
Cousin snack time.
There was lots of jumping happening on this visit. And between these two there was lots of play - just like last time when we were able to stay at John & Liz's house. They've got a great little friendship connection growing.
Feeling so, so thankful for an open arms, no-matter-what family.