By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea!
Tax season ended promptly on April 15, as it does most years (unless April 15 is on a holiday or weekend). Hooray! To celebrate, we took a day off of school and headed to the beach on Thursday afternoon. We stayed in Seaside, but spent an afternoon in Astoria.
|An old fashioned arcade in Astoria had a special treat for Doctor Who fans!|
|Judah enjoys roughhousing with his younger siblings!|
|Phinehas rides in a bumper car on "The Boardwalk" in Seaside!|
|Vacation madness caught us and we rented 6-seaters to drive around Seaside. What a blast!|
|Michael said he had to keep telling himself, "It's cheaper than Disneyland.."|
|Elena enjoyed playing in the sand.|
|Phinehas and I built a sand castle!|
|Phinehas tried to help Ella shoot a toy bow and arrow.|
|After attending church in Seaside, we had a picnic lunch in the shelter of a dune by the beach.|
|Carousel ride in the little Seaside mall.|
|Phinehas loved flying a glider off the Astoria Column!|
|Elly and Monica|
|Elena and her Daddy|
|Ella, Kylee, Monica, Judah and Ezra|
|Roasting marshmallows is fun!|
|Ezra is getting a little less photogenic..|
|Phinehas loved the marshmallows, too.|
|Joanna enjoyed distributing marshmallows?|
P.S. I don't know why these pictures ended up so blurry!