Friday, July 25, 2008

The PERFECT beach day!

This picture doesn't even do it justice. When we first got to the beach, there were probably 15-20 dolphins swimming and jumping right next to the shore! They were SO close and SO active!! It was amazing - I'd never seen them so close to the sand before and the kids absolutely loved it!
Addison in her shaded paradise!
Does this girl love the beach or what!!! She was absolutely perfect - she looked around at everything for a while and had a great waketime, slept nice and soundly during naptime - she was perfect!
All the BIG kids playing in the water.
Beth & Katy
Callie was always wanting to see what Addison was up to. Poor Beth!
Josiah and Jacob were hunting for shells. Even Carter was trying to get in on the action!

On Friday, Beth & I took all the kids (7) to the beach for the morning. We could not have asked for more beautiful weather! We went early to try and avoid the hottest part of the afternoon, and were treated to a fabulous dolphin show when we first arrived. The weather was absolutely gorgeous - low to mid 80s probably, with a slight breeze. Perfect for the new baby!! The kids had a ball in the water, digging in the sand, collecting shells, and just being boys together!! Addison was perfect - she LOVES the beach! We enjoyed our lunch together there, and even saw a few crabs and a jellyfish! THIS was our time that Beth and I could sit in the chairs and catch up - and boy did we enjoy that! We agreed that it was so refreshing for both of us - even knowing the mess and the work that going HOME from the beach is, those 3 hours of pure refreshment are SO worth it!


The Stein Family said...

Sounds/looks like a great time! Keep the pics of the beach coming, sooner or later I'll feel like I'm there with you and will stop missing it so much (could you attach the salt water smell?) LOVE Callie's little bathing suit!

anthonyandbeth said...

this was so fun and so worth it! it was the perfect day, perfect weather, and perfect company!!! we had so much fun with you guys! and i loved sitting chatting and catching up! best part of all...and watching the kids play together. it's always a highlight for me! i loved how callie was so affectionate to me this trip. i know she doesn't get to see me much but it just thrilled my heart when she would come and want to sit in my lap or get my attention!!! so sweet! thanks for spending the day with us! :)

Courtney said...

looks perfect!

Mandy said...

What a fun day! Glad you got some quality time together:) I love the pics of little Addison smiling:)

Vonda said...

Do I just have the cutest niece or what??? So glad to see the pics of y'all at the beach. I know it did Beth's heart good to spend some great time with you too. Friends are awesome and I'm so tickled Beth has such a great friend in you, Katy.

Natalie said...

Great day!!! You got to see dolphins twice now....hooray!!!