Mother's Day! I hadn't really expect to do anything in celebration of Mother's Day this year (in fact, I had kind of forgotten that it was even coming up). Jacob and I are both pretty sleep deprived and, with Emily only being 3 weeks old at this point going anywhere "special" is a little iffy and we're not yet comfortable leaving her with a babysitter. So, I was more than a little excited, and grateful, to make my first Mother's Day celebration a trip to the coast on a gorgeous, sunny day!
We got a bit of a late start (I was trying to catch up on some sleep from a rough night before), but we finally pulled into Seaside around 3 PM. I don't think that I've ever been to Seaside before (I've always stuck around the Central coastal cities), so I was excited to explore a new area as well. And I was shocked!
This is what I'm used to in terms of Oregon beaches:
|South end of the Seaside Prom|
The beach was so crowded! So many people building sand castles and laying out in the sun. I saw more people in swim suits than I think that I have EVER seen on an Oregon beach before! lol That's how nice of a day it was. =)
Jacob wheeled Em down to the sand and we took a stroll down the beach, then up to the Promenade where we got some ice cream and headed back to the car. It was a short trip, but it was great to get out in the sun, take a walk in the sand, and just relax.
|Emily's first "picnic lunch". =)|
|Didn't appreciate her surroundings near as much as mom did! =)|