We went to the beach in late October for the yearly gathering of all the women in our family. This is Olivia playing in the waves with her Great Grandmother Lucille and Aunt Julie. “The beach” to me means the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. I’ve been going there with my grandparents since I was a baby and now I bring Olivia.
(this is me at the beach when I was about 2)
It was a wild windy weekend and I got caught in a hail storm or two trying to walk on the beach. But it was wonderful to be with everyone. I think we had a turn out of about 14 this year and Olivia was the only child. She got lots of attention but at this point is just starting a clingy phase that I think had something to do with my growing belly. My family threw me a surprise baby shower, which was so unexpected and sweet!
On the way back to Seattle we stopped for chowder, oysters and fish and chips at the best fish shack in Raymond. Then back home, last time I will be flying for a while.