Friday, August 29, 2008

Swarthouts, sand and surfboards in San Diego (lots of photos)

Last weekend we went down to San Diego for a Swarthout family reunion. We took our gang and met up with everyone at a beach/park in Chula Vista.

The Swarthouts are a big family. When you have 6 kids and each of them has a couple of kids and some of them have a couple of kids, the numbers add up quickly! I love Ryan's family though. They are all so nice and have made me feel like a part of the family from day one!

The kids had a great time playing with their cousin, Dakota, who is Ryan's brother Jeff's daughter. She is about to turn 4. Bella and Dakota played with their barbies, my little ponies and princesses. It was very cute! The boys did a lot of tree climbing, swimming in the ocean (the water was soo warm), learning how to surf, and riding their bikes. We had a fantastic day and it was so good to spend time with family and friends! Here are some pics! Click to enlarge.

My tree climbing monkey

Bella and Dakota in the chef gear GG Pat gave them. Aren't the cute?!
Beautiful scenery with Coronado Island in the background. Don't you wish you were on that boat?

Riley practicing his stance before he takes to the water.
Paddling out

Everybody was surfin', surfin' USA!
Is it just me or does he look like a natural?

My beach bunny

Funny with daddy!

Beautiful end to a great day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow... beautiful pictures Kate! I am glad you had such a marvelous time!!! :)