Weekend at the Beach

Weekend at the Beach

I spent last weekend in Carlsbad, California with my oldest son and his family. What a treat! He did all the driving and I never realized how easy the trip can be if you’re not responsible for the driving. The grandkids, ages four and 4 months were incredibly well behaved both in the car and on land.

We stayed at my daughter-in-law’s father’s condo which is just a few blocks from the beach. The place is gorgeous and has the beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc. I had my own room and shared a bathroom with my four year old granddaughter Abby.

I couldn’t believe how well the kids behaved when we went to the outlet mall. Of course Granny Annie treated Abby to a train ride and a mini merry-go-round ride. I got to buy the baby’s first bathing suit.

            We went strawberry picking. Yummy! The bushes were so leaded with fruit it took no time at all to fill our bucket.

            The first day we went to the beach and it was nice enough to go in the water. It was so fulfilling to see my son and daughter-in-law interact with their kids. And I loved seeing him put his arms around her. There was no tension or bickering the whole weekend!

The next day was windy and cooler and I never took off my sweat pants and sweat shirt at the beach. I still managed to get sunburned on the top of my feet. Abby went swimming with her mom and they built a sand village. My son surprised us by bringing us a burger picnic.

I am so glad to have my kids in my life! This was one of the best Mother’s Day weekends ever.


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