August 29-September 1st we went back to Seaside, OR. This time we brought Grandma and Grandpa with us! While we were there Dada taught Opal to ride her two wheeler without training wheels and she did amazing! She even rode the whole way down the promenade to get ice cream! She even rode back all by herself, literally, and got lost (she was way in front of Dada who was walking along side her and way behind Grandpa who was riding a bike in front of her), but we found her!
While Dada was teaching Opal the other kids rode around on their bikes to in the street in front of the house. Jasper worked on his skills and Eben and Kivi invented new ways to incorporate Heelys and gave each other rides. Berg and Pella were fascinated with a little fountain that's in front of the house and played with it for a long while.
We finally met the Candy Man! He gave us taffy and then we went to buy his ice cream.
I think the daily ice cream treat is the favorite part of Seaside for almost everyone. Kivi and Dada missed out on some of the fun ice cream and a pizza trip because they got a little sick and stayed back at the house to rest. But they recovered quickly and were back out with us again.
We were even able to use the swimming pool at Thousand Trails one day and get lots of good floating in! Berg, Pella and Opal really loved the kiddy pool.
The kids went to the beach too and swam and played in the sand and then Dada would rinse them off outside with a warm hose. They loved it. We had a great trip and can't wait to go back to Seaside again!