Instead of my usual Monday Manners post today, I thought I’d share some of my beach vacation and 4th of July holiday with you. We had a wonderful time, and of course, we wish we could have stayed at the beach for another week… I also have to share these with you, as we’re headed out of town again on Wednesday, for Maine, and will have more photos from that trip.
Before the beach, we had to stop by my parents to see my sister’s (#6) boyfriend’s new puppy, Sadie.
Poor puppy, W tortured her a little bit, but isn’t she just precious?
Sweet E, staying cool in the shade.
You’d like to think that W was helping her Daddy build sand castles, but unfortunately all she wanted to do was destroy every castle her Daddy would build. At least she was having fun!
Instead of continuing to refill W’s small blue bucket, we filled a larger bucket, just so she could continue to splash water on herself. She entertained herself awhile doing this.
“Cheese!” W got some sun poisoning during the week (you can see some of it on her shoulders), so we had to keep her undressed and in the shade one day. The little pool off the deck was perfect for this! E enjoyed the company too.
…still splashing herself with that blue bucket.
Searching for seashells. W enjoyed finding them, then taking them back to the swimming pool, and throwing them in…only so we would have to jump in and find them all.
Sporting some of her birthday gifts.
The girls loved this ride, we went and visited some beach neighbors.
Don’t worry, we only drove less than a mile away.
My friend had her baby on Saturday, June 25th.
Charlie (a girl) was 6 pounds, and 8 days old here.
Honey! Can we have another one? Haha.
We enjoyed peach sangria before heading to a beach concert, and yes, Charlie came along too!
On to the 4th…
Matching in seersucker, at lunch, after church.
Toys are always out at the place we eat lunch. W loves this car.
She has the exact one at home, but it hasn’t left the inside of our house yet.
She also still hasn’t figured out how to drive it forward, only backyard.
So to get it go forward, she gets out and pushes it like this.
About to head off and see the fireworks.
I got my camera out too late to capture this, but do you see the skydiver with the American flag attached to him? There were three, but the other two had already landed. W said, “Not kites” when she saw them in the sky.
Loving the freedom to run barefoot on such soft grass.
I hope everyone had a great 4th! The girls are still sleeping, as we didn’t get home last night until 10:30, from the fireworks display. I think next year we’ll plan on seeing fireworks closer to home, if we’re in town, to get the girls home and in bed sooner. Many of y’all have the day off today, or your husbands do, hope you enjoy it!