Two kids plus sunscreen and towels and chairs and hats and umbrellas and sand (did I mention sand?) doesn't leave much room for my big camera, so all of these photos are from my phone. There are some good ones, though! I did make a point to bring my camera to the beach on our last afternoon in town, but am saving those images for another post.
Matt's parents live in Tennessee and were kind enough to let us stay overnight at their house on the way down. We really are so lucky that our friends have parents who love our kids when our family is farther away.
|feeding the fish with John|
|playing blocks with Peggy.|
|Saturday morning was Pete's birthday - so Peggy had a candle in the banana bread!|
|she has a thing for tall guys - and the only guys taller than her daddy are Pete, Adam, and Mike :-)|
After a quick lunch we headed for the beach!
|Helping her daddy assemble his birthday Legos|
|testing out the (street)waters|
|watching her Daddy be silly|
|Sharing with her sister - yes, I'll have to get this one printed :-)|
|Ellie reading to Kate|
|Pete reading to Kate and Ellie|
|I got to take a walk with this girl during Caroline's morning nap|
|The best her form looked all morning!|
|obligatory family photo|
Then, during one afternoon nap, I got to go to the beach ALONE! It was amazing and surreal. I got bored very quickly, though, and could not wait for my girls to wake up and join me. This cutie was awake and available for entertainment, though.
|Kate LOVED the water.|
|Ellie especially liked climbing on the dolphins. (and looking like a grown-up girl)|
|Reading Dragons Love Tacos before heading to Taco Boy for lunch.|
|I lost this and two other rounds of Rummikub - almost unheard of. Jen was dominating that night.|
|Our beach house at Station 29|