Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Long Beach International Kite Festival

We returned to the kite festival for the third time. It is seriously my favorite vacation. Rylan and I chanced upon the festival when Lilly was a baby. We have returned every other year since. This time we brought Nana, and she said it was her favorite vacation too... We also brought our bikes. We spent our time flying kites, eating, shopping, eating, watching kite events, eating, riding bikes, eating, splashing in the ocean, eating, and playing in the sand. Did I mention sand, Sand, SAND!

Here are some photos

The girls have their own kites to fly.
They also love these "spinners"
We stayed in the condo in the blue building behind the girls. It was right in the middle of town, within walking distance to everything. A perfect spot to stay.
Anisten didn't give any signs that the water was cold!

Fully clothed and "wading" in the ocean, Anisten was knocked off her feet by a big wave, and had to be saved by Rylan. She spent the rest of the afternoon wearing nothing but Nana's sweatshirt.
Did I mention Sand? We scrubbed sand out of the kids hair every night.

We also found Quick-Sand!
Look how tall I am!

We ate doughnuts and other delicious delicacies from the Cottage Bakery every day.

Ever eat a Texas Doughnut? Maple, my personal favorite.


  1. Awesome!!! I love these pics you are such a blessed family!

  2. That looks like so much fun! I love all the pictures!

  3. wow, how fun. i want to go. i'm so happy i got to see a picture of mom. i miss you guys.


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