|Over Labor Day Weekend, we took a trip up the North Coast to see the Redwood Trees. On the way up, we stopped at Glass Beach - so named because it used to be the city dump, now all the glass (because it is heavy and didn't get washed out to sea) has been buffed/polished into little pebbles. Christopher says that the thing embedded in the rock in this picture is the rear differential of a pick-up truck. I have lots of thoughts about this beach -|
2. Redwood Grove - the trees were AMAZING.
3. Blurry picture next to the base of a fallen tree - Paige was done with: walking, smiling, using her nice voice, being happy. She had been sick and was a little out of sorts.
4. Christopher trying to re-create a picture he remembers of older brother Michael jumping from a Redwood into his dad's arms. We did this shot with both older girls, twice with Ashlee. I have a hard time pulling the trigger at the right time. These were the instructions he gave - "Mom's going to take a picture of you jumping to me." If you tell Ashlee to jump, if you tell her that you will catch her, if she trusts you - she will really jump. I guess her jump was a little bit too authentic - he meant for her to sort of lean and fall - not jump. The five minutes after this shot were filled with jumping around, rubbing a kicked leg, saying "I didn't mean really jump" and lots of laughing.
5.Maggie being silly, I like that you can see the tree's dimensions in this picture. I don't think this was the biggest one we saw, but read the numbers, they are impressive.
6.They are singing.
7. Beautiful coast line on the bluffs above glass beach.
We had a great time on this trip - this area of California is so beautiful. I just scrolled back through the pictures - I think the theme is blurry....