Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our Banning Reunion at the Oregon Coast

This trip was SO much fun. Drew's mom and George rented a house next to the beach and we all went for about 4 days. Drew and I drove with a newly potty trained Makenzie. We were a little worried about that, but I am so happy and proud to report that she was AMAZING! No accidents or anything. She was so fun and so easily entertained on the long drive. We only had to break out ONE movie on the way there, and one on the way back.
Once we got their, we saw Drews parents (aka Nana and Papa) and Makenzie's cousins Cassie and Sam, and a few days later, Drew's brother David showed up. He is in the Marine's so we rarley get to see him, so that was great. Here are a few shots of us on the beach:

Makenzie LOVED playing in the sand! I was very surprised:)

Makenzie and Daddy flying her kite. She thought that was amazing:)

Makenzie kept having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction:)

This was her little sand castle she was SO proud of, she did it all, flag and everything:)

She was fascinated with her footprints.

How funny (a little creepy:)) is this pic? Her Nana gave her this sleeping bag on this trip, she LOVES IT!

OREGON COAST AQUARIUM---- Makenzie has never been to an aquarium before. She has been to the Zoo a bunch, but this blew her away. She was so excited at every corner and couldn't get enough. It was so fun to watch!
I was really surprised she was into the touch pools. Dad kept her safe:)

There was a under water tunnel we walked through and part of the ground was glass so she could see the fish beneath her. We had to basically drag her out of here. She was in everybody's way walking around her, but she didn't care, she wanted to watch all day:)

If you look at the top of the pic, you can see a shark above her head.
I LOVE this pic. She was looking at the shark swimming above her:)

I love this man:)


Callie said...

Super cute pics! Looks like you guys had a fantastic time! I love that second picture of Drew and Makenzie how sweet. Won't belong and Mason will be joining the crew. :)

About the Stevens said...

These pictures are awesome. I love the wardrobe malfunction with Mac, I laughed so hard. Exactly what I was saying about the other night watching her. The pictures you took are so pretty at the top.

Kari Cole said...

Looks like fun! We love the Oregon Coast!! Congrats on the potty training- that's awesome. Matt and I drove through your neighborhood the other day...looking at some of the homes for sale :0)

Jennis said...

I am curious where you stayed at the coast. we just went in June and stayed at the rogue inn. looks like you guys had as much fun as we did. those pictures are great. I love the one of Drew and Ms. McKay through the trees, cute, cute.