4.15.2013

A Perfect Beach Day


Happy Monday friends! We finally made our way up to Utah for Brady's break and we are loving every second of spending time with our family! First off, can I just tell you how excited I am. We are finally seniors which means we only have 1 more year until we finally graduate and only 1 more year to enjoy all of the perks of living in California. Which clearly means going to the beach as much as possible right!? We have been so blessed to have so many fun things so close to us and I know I will miss living here when we move. We are trying to take full advantage of everything while we are still here! 

Oh the beach! We just can't get enough of it! Especially when we are able to go mid winter and its like 80 degrees. Seriously? It can't get any better than this! 

We packed up and headed down to Laguna Beach to spend the afternoon at our most favorite place in all of California. The Montage Beach is the best beach ever and if you have the opportunity to go it is a 
{must}
Everything is so beautifully landscaped and its kind of secluded so not too many people go there which makes it so much nicer! We hardly feel like we're even in California :)

I've been learning more and more how much you have to pack going anywhere with a little one. 
Here are some of my top tips for taking a babe to the beach:

1. Beach Umbrella. Its super important to have some shade for those little ones {as well as us} so they don't get too much sun! Babies can get dehydrated a lot faster than an adult.

2. Bumbo. It was the nicest thing for Brady and I to be able to lay out in the sun and have the Bumbo to hold Bentley while he played with some toys in the shade underneath the umbrella.

3. Baby powder. It is the absolute best way to clean off those sandy toes or in our case sandy hands after Bentley tried to eat the sand about 100000 times :) 

4. Baby Food. We brought some of our {Homemade Baby Food} because
Full belly = Happy Bentley

5. Swaddle. Bentley loves being swaddled when he sleeps and since we only have a couple of hours in between nap times we are usually running into a nap if we go to the beach. I almost always bring his swaddle so we can put him down almost anywhere. We were able to swaddle him up and put him down for a nap under the umbrella for a little bit. It was amazing!

6. Sunscreen. This is a must for not only you but for your babies! Their skin is so delicate and perfect, and we want to keep it that way!

After spending a few hours relaxing on the beach with my boys we drove up to Balboa Island and went on their Auto Ferry for our first time. We'd been wanting to go for a while now and since we were so close we couldn't pass up the chance! It was only a few dollars and totally worth it! There were lots of boats out and the view was so gorgeous!

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We spent the rest of our night walking around the Newport Pier and ate dinner at BJ's. They have my most favorite dessert ever, the Pizookie! It's not a trip to BJ's without one :)


It was the most perfect beach day with my favorite boys!

25 comments:

  1. Look how fun! Such cute beach pictures-

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  2. Oh WOW!! Sounds and looks like it was one amazing day. It is snowy and cold in Minnesota this week (super unseasonable though) and the sunshine in your photos makes me so jealous! :-)

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  3. Looks like a great day. Beautiful pictures! I love the hat, he is just too cute!!

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  4. What a wonderful day, the pictures are amazing!

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  5. Your pictures and all the embellishments are always so cute. Photo shop? Bentley's foot print in the sand is such a cute picture. All of your blog posts about beautiful California makes me miss it. Have fun in cold utah. Ps. Cute swim suit.

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  6. I love everything about this whole blog post. Adorable!

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  7. Man I LOVE your posts, SO CUTE!! Glad you had a wonderful time and took wonderful pictures!

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  8. Oh my goodness, if you're in Utah you likely saw the snow we had overnight. This post makes me want the beach and sunshine even more after having more snow!

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  9. Okay, okay you've convinced me, I totally want to take the kids on a fun field trip and do all of those things. Espcially the pizookie!

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  10. Wow, I'm so jealous! [It snowed here yesterday :( ] Beautiful baby and what a fun beach day!

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  11. Looks like a perfect day and your photos are beautiful.

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  12. now this looks like a good way to spend an afternoon!

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  13. Aaaaahh!! I can't wait to take Mia to the beach! We are going to California in July and I need to remember this list when we go!
    You're in Utah?! I wish we could get together!!

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  14. can't wait for beach days this summer! looks so pleasant!

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  15. Beautiful photos! So jealous; I'd absolutely love a beach day, if it wasn't snowing here! :)

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  16. I've never been to California, so I must admit, I'm a little jealous! Glad you guys had fun!

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  17. SO jealous!! Looks like such a good time! Yay for graduation! I always envy the Californians...gorgeous weather, gorgeous views! Absolutely love the footprint photo!
    Adrienne

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  18. Beautiful pictures!! I love your hair, by the way :)

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  19. What a beautiful day & what beautiful pictures! We are attempting another beach trip with our baby this summer, so your tips are much appreciated and so clever. Thank you!

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  20. Oh...you mean when you said the perks of living in California you didn't mean In-N-Out? Haha my bad. Great pictures! Like dang girl, this blog is pretty!

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  21. I live in a beach town and I STILL haven't been yet this spring (besides for work...I'm a photographer), that just kills me. I've gotta get out there!

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  22. You look smokin hot in your swim suit miss thing!! I need to know where you got that one from! Glad you had a great day on the beach. And YES to an umbrella! My babies especially burn quickly, so that's a must for us. Yay for being so close to the end of school!!

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  23. awww your little family looks so happy and perfect:)) you have amazing wheather there!
    lots of love xx

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  24. Love that you found your way to my blog so that now I can follow yours! Love that little baby of yours. He is perfect. Also, Balboa Island is one of my all time favorite places.

    Love your creative little blog.
    xo

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  25. Love your blog girl! Newest follower :) Little Bentley is such a cutie!

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