Location: Santa Monica Beach, California

"If everybody had an ocean, across the USA, then everybody'd be surfing'"  The Beach Boys

As I perused these photos I took of my son Preston in Santa Monica, California, I couldn't help but play the The Beach Boys soundtrack. Sights of palm trees swaying, wetsuits hanging, surfboards on the sand and young surfers all smiles about the catch a wave. Oh, yeah welcome to the pacific coast!  

So for my son's 5th birthday, we took him to Santa Monica beach to bask in southern California sun. His smile truly exuded the mantra simple joys of life! Happy Birthday Preston!