This weekend we went to Santa Cruz to visit Bryan's brother Jeff and his girlfriend Laura. I have never been very impressed with California beaches because every time we've gone it has been so, so cold. But we finally timed it right and had a beautiful day!
Jillian hadn't been to the beach in 7 months but she is definitely still our beach baby. She loved playing in the sand and easily fell asleep on a walk in her stroller. Sadly, I left my camera in the car for part of the day so not too many pictures.
But, I was sure to document this occasion- I got in the Pacific Ocean! That thing is cold cold cold and I've always called Bryan crazy for getting in. But, it was such a nice day so I knew I'd be able to warm up after I got out, and Laura had a wetsuit I could borrow.
We paddle surfed which was so much fun. You basically balance on a huge surfboard and then paddle yourself around. We didn't get any pictures because Jeff and Laura were busy watching the Jilly monster, but I looked just like this-
After eating the boys went on a bike ride and the girls went on a walk then we headed home. My biggest regret is that I never got a picture of Jilly with Jeff and Laura. Oh well, guess we'll have to go back soon!