"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, October 18, 2012

let's go fly a kite {Arf and Chewy}

"let's go fly a kite,
up where the air is right..."
....................
tonight the bedtime story was about a seal named "Arf" and a pelican named "Chewy,"
because he chews things.
that's what brennan said.
{i love his imagination.}
{and obviously seals make the "ARF" sound so we needed no explanation.}
so Arf and Chewy were boogy boarding out in the ocean,
and they ran into a sand monster coming out of the waves.
and Arf was in the water on his board,
and Chewy was flying through the air on his board,
but he was boogy boarding too,
b/c they were both "doing their things"
b/c seals are in the water and pelicans fly.
that's what brennan said.
direct quotes.
so they fought the sand monster on their boogy boards,
from their respective places,
and won.
the end.
then brennan told me to never take my new earrings off
b/c they were sooooo beautiful.
and then he moved my braids to the front,
so they fell over my collarbone,
and said they were better that way.
he fell asleep about thirty seconds later with his arms folded and a smile on his face.
i could hear max talking to herself in her crib on the other side of the room.
i walked out smiling too.
 
......................................................................
today we walked around the shops on main street in seal beach.
i bought some locally made jewelry
and a necklace scarf thing that was made of strings of fabric.
really long light blue ones that swoop around my neck all cozy and warm.
we ate fish tacos for lunch.
my kids were crazy the entire time.
my fish taco tostada was ALMOST too pretty to eat.
but my hunger won, thank goodness.

the men took the children to the pier and watched the seals playing in the water
AND
they got to see a naval ship {crew all lined up on the deck} depart.
i was so sad i missed it when i heard.
i was window shopping with all of the women and my boyfriend, baby man chase ray.
valerie bought a kite at a store called "up, up, & away,"
that we all flew on the beach when we got home, while ashlie and kenny made dinner inside.
my second most favorite thing we've done here.
{beach cruiser on the pulled back shore still wins the #1 spot.}
the last shop we went into was the surf shop,
i talked brennan into getting a surfer hat with the store's logo on it,
"HARBOUR Surfboards Seal Beach, CA", 
which i stole from him for most of the evening b/c i loved it so much.
he loves hats,
and i love them sometimes.
PLUS, 
we both have the same size head circumference,
so we don't even have to change the hat to pass it back and forth.
{it's been that way since he was 2. no joke.}
WIN/WIN:)
it made me feel so homesick for half moon bay.
and the surf shop on main street.
and then really happy b/c i get to take a piece of california home with us,
with a little bit of my old half moon bay style in it too.
when i took the picture of brennan boogy boarding above he yelled out,
"i love the beach!!!!!"
and then flew right past me.
check out his little happy face:)
THAT'S IT!
we're selling the house in utah and moving to seal beach.
it's been decided.

3 comments:

becca said...

aw what a great story and yum that taco salad looks amazing

Sue said...

What a great time!

I love the story about Brennan.

And that you wear the same size hat. (He must have a lot of brains in that head of his.)

=)

Amy said...

The kids and I keep begging Jeffrey for a vacation to the beach. He isn't quite convinced yet. Maybe I should make him read this post. :) It sounds like heaven. Falling asleep smiling, making up stories, seeing naval ships... glorious!