The plane ride to California was pretty hard on Jake. Sitting is not one of his most comfortable positions. The TSA frisked him going through security. I wonder what they thought he was hiding in his tumors.
Monday...everyone was so tired from travel we just recooped. We had the dinner the Beehives made us and it was yummy! Jake had seconds...which is very unusual for him.
Of course, what trip would be complete without closing the Murphy bed with Mike still in it?!
Tuesday, we walked over to Denny's for breakfast (Thanks Timpsons!), then Jake and John took off to meet Ashley in Alpine. I guess they had a good visit. I forgot to pack my swim suit so I had to hunt down a replacement. Went to Walmart...nothing but bottoms! Hmmmm!
Wednesday we finally went to play in the ocean. My friend Missy and her son Andrew brought beach chairs, snacks, CC cookies, boogie boards and toe nail polish and met us Wednesday morning. Jake was so wiped out from his trip on Tuesday (forgot to take his pain pills with him) that he stayed in bed all day. Dave stayed with him and the rest of us headed for the beach. It turns out that Missy is a singer and has 4 or 5 CD's out. She's the lead singer (beautiful voice)..at least she was until she moved to California. Anyway...we had a great time at the beach Wednesday!
Andrew taught John how to boogie board. The rest of the boys were too chicken to get in the water. John and Andrew had a blast!
Zack combed the beach for babes!
Spencer was "digging it"!
Mike enjoyed finding treasures on the beach.
Missy covered my bruised toe with pretty pink toenail polish!
Missy and Jake
Our niece, Dana, brought her two older kids to see Jake for a few minutes. That was a great way to end a fabulous day!
Jake is having a difficult time. Every day is worse...but today, we are going to try and take him to the beach! Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all who donated to make this trip possible. Thanks you sooo, sooo much!
I walked in and laid on the bed by Jake. I was going to talk to him about something...but forgot what I was going to say.
Me: I must be getting Alzhiemers...what was your name again?
Jake: Hehe....No, that's my name! Hehe
Me: Cool! I'm going to call you that for the rest of the trip!