Friday, July 27, 2012
Me, well... I don't have the touch. The kids stayed up later than normal both nights. I think Katie was looking for Chad to walk in at any minute - he has put her to bed almost all the nights of her life for the past 6 months. I think I have probably done it about 2 or 3 times since she stopped nursing. She knows this, and stalls with me.
Will likes for me to lie in bed with him and talk. It is impossible to resist. He asks the cutest questions and I just love this quiet time with him. "Are monsters scary?" "Are you going to be in the Olympics?" (We have been talking about the Olympics a lot.) "What are you going to dream about?"
We spent our evenings painting and swimming. Fun was had by all, we survived and I was exhausted. I commend those mamas that do this on the own all the time!
mixing her colors
trying out some highlights
Katie. She owned the baby pool!
On the run at the splash park
she loves to drink from the fountains
dessert! push ups!
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Monday, July 23, 2012
We were out of breath but so happy to be on the plane. Will told everyone that he held the plane for us. He even told Loli all about it this morning. It was a rush! Luckily, it all worked out.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
This has been a great week - it has been so fun to spend this much quality time as a four-some. We don't usually get this much dedicated time together - in fact I think last year at the beach was our last time like this. It was wonderful. I feel like we have a new bond as a family. We are already scouting houses for our trip next year!
in the hole
with her daddy
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The kids woke up early. 6am. This is not normal for us. Will and Katie are sleeping in the same room, so if one of them is up then both of them are up. The bad news is it was 6am. The good news is it is a great time to go to the beach...so we did!
We went back and got our suits on and headed back down for a great day in the waves. The kids were wiped out and took great naps and then we headed into town for some grilled cheese sandwiches at the air stream trailers. We came back and ate them on the balcony...but only after one more stop at the beach!
We had the beach completely to ourselves!
Sunrise over the obelisk
Burying her feet
One of her faces
Climbing into a beach chair
sandy baby feet
one of my favorites of Will
One of my favorites of Katie
One of my favorites of Claire
Checking out the beach
Will licked his side of the grilled cheese. My sister did this with pizza when we were growing up. I guess this is in the DNA!
Another favorite of Katie
Running down the hill together
Katie and Claire
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Today we had another great day at the beach. We spent so much time in the water today - it was perfectly calm. Katie fell in love with the ocean today - after playing in the sand for a while she would bring us her floatie to go back in the water. We spent hours in the water!
We also saw something I had never seen - crabs swimming in the water! There is quite a bit of seaweed in the water and the crabs swim from piece to piece. They are about 6 inches long and redish brown - it was neat to see but anyone that picked them up was pinched!
Tonight we are doing our beach pictures. Our friends the Broadbents are here and they are sharing their session with us since ours was rained out. We are so excited and thankful. I just love beach portraits.
one of my favorites
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