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Seal Beach, CA

February 21, 2012

When we go to California to visit Grandpa one of our favorite things to do is go to Seal Beach.  It’s a perfect place in my opinion, and I am not usually a beach kind of girl.  I prefer mountains, and snow and fireplaces to beaches.  But this place is very nearly perfect.  It was perfect weather for the beach, warm, sunshiney and not a cloud in the sky.  Creamie has never been so happy.

walking to the water

As soon as we laid out our big blanket on the sand Creamie started taking off clothes to get in the water.  Her little skirt was off in no time flat and it was all I could do to keep her underwear on her.  I was glad I found these little boy shorts for her a few days before we left.  I didn’t much mind her walking around in these undiepants.

Sitting in the sand

I found a small bucket of beach toys for $5 before we left and it was one of my best buys.  She was in heaven.  I think she played here in the sand for 3 straight hours.  I took more than 300 pictures, but I’ll spare you the full photo journal.

seal beach picnic

This was the first of many picnics on this trip.  I can’t count the number of sandwiches I ate.  But I was really glad we took our big picnic blanket.  I used it almost everyday.  It was perfect.  (This is the quilt I made for Scott last year from his dad’s clothes, that post here.)

throwing sand

She was burying her dad’s feet.  And doing a wonderful job of it.  Also, I think I have about 50 pictures of her from this trip with her toungue out.  Beaching is serious concentrating business!

walking on the beach

After she fell in the water a few times she got cold and we put her swimming suit on her.  And then she got cold again and we traded a swimming suit for jeans and a fleece jacket.  Going to the beach requires a LOT of stuff.  Especially for us.  At the end of the pier on Seal Beach is a really great restaurant called Ruby’s Diner.  It’s another California favorite.


I love this girl.  Also, I finally found a pair of sunglasses that was under $20 that doesn’t hurt my head when I wear them for more than 10 minutes.  These aren’t them.  I am not letting my new one’s out of my sight ever.  They were too hard to come by!

seal beach

Most of our time in California it was pretty cold.  Her little fleece jacket got a LOT of use this trip.  So I was glad we went to the beach when we did, it was such perfect weather.  For February.  She has been asking me all morning if she can go to the beach after lunch today.  She sure loved it.

running in the sand

Also, I should point out that I don’t get in the water.  I do the beach in pants and a jacket and stay on the dry sand.  I did walk down to the water to talk to those two while they were playing, but I try to keep my toes out of the surf.  I am a total beach woosie.  But these two?  They’d get in the water if it was 45 degrees.  And they have.  Crazies.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristin M permalink
    February 21, 2012 11:34 am

    Looks like she had a blast! I am sure you will tell me you found her suit somewhere great like a thrift store but I have to ask anyways cause I love it! Where did you find her bathing suit?

    • February 21, 2012 11:41 am

      It was from Old Navy. 2 years ago. I’m sure that is just as helpful as telling you I found it thrifting for a quarter. Sorry!

  2. February 21, 2012 2:02 pm

    Oh I am so jealous! I’m from SoCal but I haven’t been back since 04′ I love the beach!

  3. February 21, 2012 2:14 pm

    Gah, she’s cute!


  4. February 21, 2012 3:39 pm

    The sunglasses pic is too much. So cute!! Little girls at the beach are perfect!!


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