WE headed to Santa Cruz to Surprise My mom for her 50th Birthday.
Checking our bags. Job and Diego kept saying "I essited Mama!" (EXCITED)
Diego seeing if he could fit as a carry-on
Up top in Grandpa's new camper!
The van fit us all but since there were only lap belts and we didn't bring a base for Maggie's seat we couldn't buckle her in. So she was in her carseat on the floor of the van. And if any of you know about highway 17 (Old San Jose rd actually) then you know it made for an interesting ride!
So, with a little help from her boss, Grandma came down to the beach house thinking she was recording some license plates of possible drug dealers. Then "POP", we jumped up with party poppers and yelled "SURPRISED!" She had no idea! (sorry no picture, I was holding a kid and a popper)
After we settled in we hit the sand
Grandpa and the boys playing Chase with the waves, our first evening at sunset.
Beautiful Santa Cruz Sunset. Cold, but beautiful!
The birthday Girl with her grandsons
If any of you parents need a good "put your kids to sleep" book, here it is: Ping night one
Some beach fun
Job found a starfish, then had to pee.
Diego and Steve cruising on the bike
Job pushing cousin Perry
Job checking out the scene with Grandpas binoculars
Job got to cruise with Papa on the bike, and came back with a push pop
Grandpa's Van needed a new water pump, Thanks so much for the tow, and for a bit more too!
Maggie and Grandpa Walt
So , Happy Birthday again Mom! Sorry you had to buy your own cake.
This was by far the best family Vacation so far. It was the first time we flew as a family of five and I was so happy that the kids did so well. They flew great, slept great, played great and it was such a joy to be with all my family for such a fun occasion. I hope this can turn into an annual event! Thanks Grandpa for setting it all up, see you both soon!