Wednesday, October 22, 2008

California Dreamin'

You can't help but hum a few "Beach Boys" tunes when you experience the gorgeous weather of San Diego before returning to the crisp, autumn weather of Kansas.

On Saturday in San Diego, we all took a trip to Coronado Island. It was the most beautiful beach I have been to in the United States (and I've been to a few). The sand was extremely fine and the water was a brilliant blue. Not to mention the high 70s- low 80s temperature... absolutely perfect!

Some of you might recall that Sophie and I went to the beach in Maryland with my parents this summer. We had a great time there, as well, but this time I was so glad for Sophie because she had her DaDa to play with. He's just much better at playing than Momma is!

The water was cold, so I didn't put Soph in her suit. I should've known better, though. It only took about 5 minutes for her shorts to get wet and she spent the rest of the time in her shirt and diaper!

Here is a plethora of pictures!

Sophie LOVED the sand! Even when her DaDa buried her in it, she just sat there and played as happy as can be:

Watching the birds with grandma:

Again, playing with DaDa:


The original Eroh kids (plus Sophie):

Our little fam:

I absolutely LOVE these last two pictures of Sophie and Ben. Watching those two together is the most amazing feeling in the world.

Our flight home on Sunday was quite delayed. We were supposed to take off from the San Diego airport at 6:20 a.m. Instead, we found ourselves finally leaving the ground at around 4 p.m. SO, that made for quite the long day in the airport. God was so good to us during that time! All of us stayed calm and patient, and Sophie was fantastic the whole day. She loved saying hi to all the people around us and was a hilarious little show-off. Even though she only took 2 small 25-minutes naps all day, she was happy and fun.

Here she is playing with a little girl in the airport who had some great stuffed animals.

And, of course, tuckered out!!

Needless to say, she slept very well that night after we finally made it back to Wichita at 10:00 p.m.


katie said...

It was a great beach! I'm glad we got to go.

Abbie H. said...

Awwww-looks like you guys had a great time! Such adorable pictures. It's been years since I have been to a beach.

Beach Local said...

Great blog post about Coronado. Glad you enjoyed our island!


billandsharon49 said...

What great pictures. It reminds me of our family's trip to SoCal and the beaches when I was a little tyke. It remains one of my favorite vacation memories. Sophie is sooooo cute. Love those glasses.
Ben, you're looking a little pale.... but skin-cancer-free. When I played outdoor, barefoot, a couple of times this fall, Jason wanted to know why I had left my white sox on :-(
Congrats to your Marine brother, Jeremy. Tell him I can't wait to see his sword!
Love you guys,

Harrold Family said...

Looks like you had a good trip. Glad your back home safely.

Adam, Heidi and Baby Chelsea said...

Hey- Glad you had a great trip. Wow- I miss the beach soooo much.

Meshellyn said...

Two beaches in one summer! Sophie has got it made. Big expectations for years to come with your family vacations :) JK, looks like you all had a great time!

Herken Family said...

Coronado is gorgeous! I'm glad you guys got to see it. Did you go to the Naval Base there? We stayed there at the beach in the Navy lodge and loved that we walked right onto the beach. It definitely is one of the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen, too.

Great pictures! She is just so adorable!