So they say it's my birthday. Somehow I still can't believe that I am 31 this year! I think I should still be 23 or 24, but the grey hairs and wrinkles are telling me otherwise. I told Lemuel the only thing I want for my birthday is to go to the beach for the day. So on Monday we headed to Carpinteria Beach, which is just north of Ventura. The day was absolutely beautiful and a perfect beach day. The water wasn't as cold as I thought it would be. And to add to a great day, we saw a couple of dolphins. The kids were amazed and excited. Everyone but Aidan came back a little sunburned, but that is mostly because he took a 2 hour nap under the unbrella. No one wanted the day to end! It was a great way to celebrate my birthday!