Sunday, June 6, 2010

redwoods trip

For Memorial Day weekend, we took a trip with my family up to Eureka to visit the redwoods. It is so gorgeous there! One of my favorite places on earth. It was Josh's first time going and, of course, Eden and Ezra's first time as well.

They also had a lot of other "firsts" this trip. The most exciting to me was their first time swimming! Josh and I took them to our hotel pool the first night we were there! I love the water and they do too. They had fun I think and Eden's chubby little legs were kicking like crazy. So cute!
We also took the babies to the beach for the first time. First time seeing the ocean! Pretty sweet.

My sister Trulie

Of course we tried to see as many of the amazing trees as we could on our short trip.

This is a where's Josh? shot...

Abbie and I at the "Big Tree"

Some not huge-but still cool-trees


We had to stop for a few pit stops to feed the babies. Isn't this the funniest picture of Edie? :)

Auntie Trulie feeding Eden

Pappy holding Ezzie

Ezra and Mom in a wooden chair

Ezra by himself in the wooden chair. Instantly after this pic was taken he fell over and bonked his head :(

Eden on the wooden chair. Dad stood by just in case she had an Ezra-incident.

Josh and I in a hollow log

Look, our kids are in a tree!

Sweet hubby in front of a sweet fallen tree (the roots side)

More roots. Isn't that just cool?

A tree growing out of another (fallen) tree.

Plants growing out of a log.

This tree is called the Dyerville Giant. It fell in 1991, but before it did, it was measured at at least 362 feet tall . It is 52 feet in circumference and probably weighs over a million pounds!

Four sisters in a tree

After we drove around, we went back to Eureka and checked out this restaurant on the Marina. It was a cool atmosphere. Josh took this picture so that's why he isn't in it...

I entertained Ezra by tickling his feet

Josh entertained Eden by letting her play with his hat

Boats on the marina right in front of us while we ate

We checked out a couple of "tourist-y" spots too.

This is a big tree. People drive through it.

We saw some elk in the field

On the way home, we drove through the Avenue of the Giants. And giants they were!

So, that was our weekend in a nutshell. It is exhausting traveling with babieS. I think Eden's face describes how we all felt - beat! But, it was a beautiful place and a lot of fun!


Liz Smith said...
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The Brewer's said...

Very cute pictures! Your family is adorable Candie!