Piper, last year she could barely sit by herself.
We left after a leisurly breakfast and packed up.
After the two hour trip we ended up getting there about lunch time.
|This year Natalie's mother came with us too.|
Great week end for daughters that are mothers.
So proud of the mother you have become.
|A WETSUIT FOR THE OCEAN. How did you know?|
Amazing since we got the kids each one too.
JACK, he kept those glasses on the whole time we were at the beach
I needed a little help to get all zipped. Those things are TIGHT.
Tom liked the look of it
I'll leave it to your imagination what we were talking about.
Lily's was a little big and Piper didn't even try hers on but that means they'll have them for next year
Charlie carried Ella down the path last year too.
Wonder how many more years he'll be able to do that.
Love this path!
We love going a couple of weeks before the official open season.
We usually get the beach mostly to ourselves.
It really wasn't all that cold this year. The wetsuits were more for sun protection than warmth this year.
BaBa and Grumpy (Grandpa Roger) have a second home in California and enjoy the surf.
Sami wore her bathing suit the entire time. At first she didn't want to wear it though, crying because it was too tight. That is until she tried on the wetsuit, then she was begging to put the bathing suit back on.
Charlie actually had Friday off of school so he was able to come down with us a day early. Thomas was the only one who had to work but he was there Friday night.
Wyatt and Daddy
I have been working on this blog post for THREE DAYS. With Jennifer's pictures I have more than 500 to go through. I realize now I should have broken the post up into days like I did last year. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20. So the rest of this post will be mostly self explanitory.
Father Hen watching over everyone
BaBa getting some vitamin D.
The hole to China. He says next year he's bringing a bigger shovel
Lily and Sami
Lily spied Papa
Papa went shell hunting and found a shark's finger.
I think Sami thought it really was a shark's finger
Then he found a crab
Jack finding shells to show Papa
Cousins, Sami knows the boys are her cousins. She says the others aren't her cousins, they're girls.
Tom and I went for a walk
Then back to the house
Michele worked on this picture where you used colored stickers on the correct number like color by number with stickers. It was great OT for Ella's hypotonia and Michele took HER picture home.
Lily told everyone to hold hands to pray before we ate.
Just having fun being together
We wore them out!
Then we started up playing games one night and sitting around the fire pit the next.
Well, not all of us stayed awake. Tom likes to nap in that chair.
Mother's Day isn't Mother's Day without strawberries
Mother's Day coffee
Thomas took pictures of Tom and I with the kids as he does every year as my gift. Stay tuned for those
Charlie and Michele
Wyatt and Piper
Natalie and the girls
Natalie's mom, thanks for joining us Bev
LUNCH on the Boardwalk
THEN THERE WERE THE RIDES!
Ella is such a good big cousin
I even went on this one with Sami.
Jen and Jack
Piper and Wyatt
The little girls
Piper LOVED all the rides.
We missed you Shawn.
Same time and place next year.