The weather has been been so hot here, and to beat the heat, we decided to take a day trip to Cannon Beach. It's only about an hour or so from our house, and the drive is just over a mountain. Cannon Beach is home to Hay Stack Rock. It's that big rock in the ocean, it was even in the opening scene for the 80's cult classic The Goonies, which basically means it's famous. I think what I love most about visiting the Oregon Coast is that it's like walking out of the woods and you emerge right next to the ocean.
Nora loves the beach, specifically she the sand. She loves to roll around in it, scoop it, pat it, throw it, and of course eat it. This has been one of my favorite memories of the summer, just watching Tim and Nora play in the sand and water together. Nora would sit in the sand and would say, "Daddy, Sit!" and pat the sand right next to her. I know pretty soon there will be 4 of us, and we will be making new special memories together but I am enjoying the moments of just us 3.
Leaving the beach was tough, many tears were shed. I still chuckle when Nora gets in a full tantrum because she is so emotionally involved and throws herself on the ground and refuses to budge. Well she did budge when I promised her an ice cream cone, but we did have some seafood first. yummy!