Rebecca grabbed Dad's hat the other day and put it on her head. So cute! Especially with the "I love Daddy" bib on. The only problem is that it is a USC hat! USC! So I'm making sure to put up a picture of her in the longhorn's onesie.
We went to Aptos this weekend. Aptos is about 7mi. south of Santa Cruz. Our friends have a beach house there. We went to the beach on Saturday and Rebecca got to eat lots and lots of sand (sadly we didn't have our camera so no pic). She would play with the sand then grab a big handful and shove it in her mouth. Then drool it out while playing with more sand then grab a big handful...and so on. Then she rubbed her eyes, so she had sand all over her face and in her ears and nose. Plus she had been crawling in it so it was all down her front. So we took her out in to the ocean. Cold Cold Ocean! Then we put her on the sand again so mommy could could try to skim board (i think thats what it is called). You throw this light weight board across the sand as the wave is receeding and then jump on it and ride it for about 10ft. if you're good. I ate it. Right on my BEHIND (luckily no pictures of that!). After trying that out, Rebecca had gotten more sand all over her. So we took her to the showers to rinse off. She started to shiver. So daddy wrapped her up in a blanket and she stayed and cuddled with him for 20 min. He loved it! She is not much of a cuddler now that she's a mover and a shaker.
In Aptos, we played games and hung out with our friends. It was three couples including us. We are the only one with a baby but the other couples are both pregnant. One due in a few weeks, the other in a few months. Steve and I went for a walk with Rebecca on Sunday morning before everyone else got up. We went down to the beach for the walk. There is this pier that heads out to a sunken ship. So we went out to check it out. There are people fishing all along the pier. While we were walking back one of them had caught something so we stopped to see what he was reeling in. It was a SHARK! It was about 3 1/2 feet long. He walked all the way over to the shore pulling the shark so that it was on the shore (but he is actually on the pier which is like 20 ft. above the shore). His friend ran down to grab the shark and unhook the line. They took the shark over to his car. So Steve, Rebecca and I walk over to see the shark up close and ask if he'll let us touch it. It feels very leathery...it was sooo cool! We watched him smack it with a tire iron to kill it and then cut it from the gills to the front to bleed it out. Steve got a couple of pictures on his cell phone. I'll see if I can get them onto the computer.
This is the view from the back yard of the beach house. We are on a hill, actually a cliff if you look over the edge of that railing, and there are houses down below that are actually on the beach. But you have such an amazing view from up here and none of the traffic if you actually lived on the beach. That is Rebecca and I sitting on the grass and Danny (one of the friends) sitting in the lawn chair. We sat outside and talked and played games and grilled hot dogs over the fire pit (and of course s'mores). The sounds of the waves crashing was so delightful. We slept with the door open to the outside so we could hear it all night.