Thursday, September 01, 2005
We had a great time in Santa Cruz! Judah absolutely loved being outside!
Highlights of the trip:
-Judah laughing as the tide came in
-Judah eating sand
-Taking lots of pictures (of course)
-The perfect 75 degree clear, sunny weather
-Walking around the boardwalk
-Shopping in downtown Santa Cruz
-Lunch at Pizza My Heart
-Our delicious camping dinners: chicken taco salad & chili dogs (yum!)
-Making s'mores over the campfire
-Our camping neighbors from another country who wear Mennonite dresses
-Going for lots and lots of walks
-My avocado, mushroom, and cheese scramble for breakfast. Well, breakfast in general. Eric had french toast and the waitress gave Judah a free bowl of fruit.
-After Judah dropped his food on the floor a bunch of little birds came right underneath him to eat it up.
The days in Santa Cruz were pure bliss. The nights were....not so great. My mom got us these amazing sleeping bags that zip together. So, since it was cold, we decided to have Judah sleep between us. Well, everytime Eric would move Judah would wake up, Eric would wake up, and of course I would wake up. Eric would quickly fall back to sleep, Judah would fall back to sleep, and I would be laying there wide awake trying to fall back to sleep. After this happened several times I said (loudly I guess) "Eric, stop moving!" Of course he was moving in his SLEEP, but still it was so frustrating. I feel exhausted enough from this pregnancy and waking up a total of 6 times did not help. The next morning Eric said that the whole campsite could hear me yelling at him. Well, I think that's an exaggeration!
The next night we unzipped our sleeping bags and Judah and I slept in one and Eric in the other. I slept perfectly still with my arms going numb underneath my body. Judah, fortunately, only woke up 3 times. Last night I could not wait to sleep in my bed, it was great!
Written with love by Morgan at 11:28 AM