Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Surf Camp!

Living at the beach does afford some fun and interesting opportunities for education.
Surf camp, for one.
This is NOTHING like Girl Scout camp I assure you.
Leigh signed up with excitement and after 2 days it is living up to her expectations.

With some very patient instructors and much persistence, she is doing well after two days.
She is very exhausted though.
But says it is worth it!

Saturday, July 5, 2014


So I used to be a fanatic about sweeping sand up from the floor any other time we've been visiting to the beach....

Meh, considering I sweep about a beach worth of sand off the floor every week...I don't really seem to mind it anymore.  In the big scheme of things, not such a bother..

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Kid could have fun anywhere.
He uses his imagination and enjoys every minute
whether he's swimming, reading, watching TV, playing video or other games, or building with Legos.
He's full in.

He has probably fit himself into our new environment, culture and lifestyle better than all of us.
with the stick he found in the ocean 3 weeks ago...he takes it everywhere and it has become 'eveything'

Friday, June 27, 2014


Every wave.
A challenge she accepts.
She can boogie board for hours and when she's done, 
she body surfs or dives into the waves.


Jesse is definitely hanging in there. 
He was afraid of the roar of the surf at first but he adapted to it and doesn't stand by the screen door at night trying to figure out what that sound is anymore.

There are too many steps for him to even consider tackling to actually get to the waves though

He watches the other dogs here in Mexico.
(surprisingly stereotypically...A LOT of Chihuahuas...)
He gives gentle tail wags and friendly sniffs but doesn't play much anymore.
He ignores their yipping.

He is content and settled; retired.
He is the elder statesman of perros.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


 Sometimes I forget that Bryce has made a lot of sacrifices to be here in Mexico.
Sometimes I remember and forget to tell him that I am grateful.
He spent the 1st couple of weeks moving all of our stuff here from Chula Vista.
He crossed the border everyday, finding the best way to go, waiting hours at a time, alone.
He then would have to load everything into the car by himself, and wait with it through inspection 
to bring it back into Mexico; so we would have what we needed.
He now leaves every morning before any of us are even awake to go to work.
we are lucky that we can enjoy just 'hanging out at the beach' all day.
he comes home tired, after driving back across the border to home.
The kids and I have it easy because he works hard.
I love you babe, thanks.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tide Pools and 'crabbing'

So, last night at sunset, we went down to the beach and investigated the tide pools a little.
This is one of the kids favorite activities.
They are amazed at the sheer volume of crabs that are in and around the areas.
There are dozens of tide pools formed along the rocky outcrops of the Baja coast.

Today, we went back down this morning when the tide was really low and crawled around trying to see as much as possible.

I got some really good shots of some of the crabs,

 along with the rows of anemones lining the pools.

There are a multitude of snails and mussels also residing in the pools.

There is always a new adventure there!

The kids also decided to check out the hermit crab 'hotel' that has formed in a pool that is farther in towards the shore.  Real hermit crabs in their natural environment...hmm, none of them have those fluorescent shells you see in the boardwalk shops...