Mercedes with her masterpiece. She is a multitasker. While she was painting she was telling Christopher he really should eat pancakes for breakfast so he can be strong. Chris hates pancakes but that's what was for breakfast today. Russell told him we weren't Burger King and he couldn't have it his way. lol
Today is a simply gorgeous, sunny, beautiful day! We took the little cousins to the beach. We went to Oceanside. We had a very busy morning as you will see. Here is Mercedes at the start of her seashell collection.
"Cheese!" Whenever the camera was out and Benji saw it - that's what he would say!
At Oceanside beach there is a tunnel that goes through cliff/mountain to more beach on the other side. It's kind of dark in there. Russell is holding Benji's hand. Mercedes jumped in front of the camera just as I took the picture.
Coming out of the tunnel on the other side! We haven't been over here much. Usually it's mostly underwater. Today - there were lots of people and we explored all kinds of stuff we haven't seen before! Great fun for everyone! We discovered really cool caves, tidal pools, rocks, seashells and took lots of pictures.
This is cave #1. Benji went right to the middle of it and plopped down. I noticed he is into throwing rocks - so had a steady supply at hand.
Michael and Mercedes in cave #1.
Nephi and Michael at top of a rock. They are showing off their seashell collection.
Donovan was actually high up. I zoomed in so we could at least see his face!
Here is Christopher. The hater of pancakes who got lectured by his 5 year old cousin. :)
Benji down by the water throwing rocks into the ocean.
One of my personal favorites. Cousins together for a picture. L-R we have Christopher, Donovan, Mercedes, Nephi, Benji and Michael.
Donovan took this picture of Russell and I. It turned out very well I must say.