Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camping at the Beach

This last weekend we went on our first camping trip of the summer. We drove up to Newport and found a beautiful campground about 30 minutes south called Cape Perpetua. We had an amazing time camping and enjoying all the fun beach activities. We spent one day in Newport and went to the aquarium which was a huge hit! We also did some hiking and spent plenty of time down at the beach! The kids were so good and had so much fun! They even slept great! It was a wonderful trip and we are excited to do some more camping in the weeks to come!


While we were watching the sunset, we found a perfect spot for tidepooling. So we got up the next morning and went and explored. We had so much fun and found so many things! The kids were so excited about all the sea life, especially the starfish! We also found a sea urchin and millions of sea anemones. There were also some sea lions and seals that were hanging out on the rocks right by us. That morning was one of the highlights of our trip!

Beach #1

Rayna could not wait to get down to the beach to play!! She and Brady both had so much fun and it was so much fun watching them! Brady discovered it was really neat to throw a shovel full of sand up in the air (thanks to Daddy showing him how!) and Rayna had fun making castles and drawing pictures in the sand. They both loved destroying our castles as well! It was a wonderful afternoon!

Beach Day #2

We spent another afternoon playing at the beach. The kids loved digging in the sand and making sand castles. Rayna got buried by Daddy and thought that was pretty fun. It was really windy that afternoon but we still had fun!


We stayed up late one night and watched the sunset. Rayna thought that was pretty neat. She of course wanted to do it again the next night, but they were too tired to stay up that late again!

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The kids at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. We enjoyed the aquarium one day while we were on our camping trip. The kids loved it and we saw some really neat things!

They had a really cool "Odd Animal" exhibit that we all enjoyed very much. The sea life was all very interesting to look at!

The shark tube was a huge hit with the kids! They loved watching the sharks swim all around us! It was very cool!

We had fun watching the sea lions, seals, and otters. They were so cute!

Touching Pools - They had two areas at the aquarium where we could touch several sea creatures including starfish, anemones, sharks, and rays. Rayna was a little nervous at first but then got into it and thought it was pretty cool. Brady loved it!

The kids had fun playing in the kids play area.