Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Manhattan Beach

I was able to go to the gym early in the morning today, so that left a lot of free before-nap time. I decided to take the kids to the beach and rollerblade while pushing them in the stroller. The weather was foggy and overcast, which was perfect for the occasion. We started at the beach at the end of Culver Blvd. and went all the way to Manhattan Beach Pier (which is about 7 mi one way). It was a great workout for me and the kids enjoyed the ride. They chatted up a storm, pointing out everything they saw on the way, be it seagulls, dogs, sand, ships, people, and more seagulls; they sang songs at the top of their lungs (which made Mom a little embarrassed at times); they said (or more so yelled) ‘hi’ to every passing by jogger or bicyclist, and were very disappointed when they didn’t get ‘hi’ back.


The boys wanted to first go on the pier to watch the fisherman. We got lucky enough to see a school (whatever a group of dolphins is called, I know they are not fish, but it’s the closest I could come up with) of dolphins.

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Andre acting goofy


Andre did a great job of taking this picture of Harper and I

0901_0021_2Of course Harper wanted to take a picture as well. His turned out great as well. Love Andre’s expression!

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Andre and Harper have been playing quite well together lately. My favorite is their pretend game. Harper just recently figured it out, and his favorite is to pretend that he is a cat. He crawls around on all fours and meows non-stop. Andre plays along by petting, ‘training’ and feeding him. This game can go on for quite some time.

0901_0031_2After the pier we went to a local pizzeria, and then had ice cream for desert.

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On the way back both boys tuckered out, and I had a few miles of rollerblading without any chatter. We will definitely do it again.

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