The Heacock Flock

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A day on the beach....

Spring break in Springfield usually isn't very eventful due to weather.  It's hard to believe that just last year I was coming home from the hospital with little Jolie.  This year, we were forced indoors due to the rain.  However, we did catch a break.  On Wednesday, we went to Florence for the day with the Michel family.  It was surprisingly not windy or rainy, which is a big surprise for this time of year on the Oregon coast.  We went straight to the beach and spent a good two hours digging in the sand, running around barefoot, flying kites, jumping & rolling off and down sand dunes.  Good memories.

It's hard to believe that our family is to the point of actually doing "fun" family trips.  I remember when Jamon was little I used to wish he was older so we could go to the park, go for bike ride, play in the sand, do fun family activities.  I feel like I blinked my eyes and suddenly we are that family.  Fast forward a few years and now we are a family of five.  It was so enjoyable to watch Jamon and Brady play with shovels and buckets, make a sandcastle, take turns with the kites.  Josie and Ellice loved the kite and burying each other's feet in the sand.  Jolie enjoyed being in the safety of the Ergo carrier.  Near the end I let her sit in the sand and of course what do all babies do their first time in the sand?  She tried eating it. It was a great day at the beach.
That is one good looking sandcastle. 

We are celebrating 7 years of marriage this July and Ryan & Victoria just celebrated 6! 

I'm not sure who had more fun on the dunes?  Maybe Victoria?  Maybe Jeremiah?  The kids loved it too!

Jamon & Brady have been friends since they first met in the hospital-they are 11 days apart! 

It really wasn't warm outside.  I turned my head for a minute and saw Josie was wearing her undies. 

The kids had so much fun!  And the parents enjoyed watching them every minute.


  1. what a fun trip!!! I know, Spring Break is never much fun in Oregon.. I'm glad you guys had a good time on the coast.. and almost 7 years married?? Wow! Congrats! Neal and I just had 7 months.. we have a ways to go. :-)

  2. Looks like a really fun day!!