Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Apple Picking

Declan had never been apple picking! How remiss was I?!?!


Well, here comes a flurry of posts!

My computer hasn't been uploading photos, and although *I* think I am the most interesting person (smile), I do think the pictures make it a bit more exciting.

Ella got her braces on her teeth, and she seems to be doing fine. Everyone told us that the spacers were the worst part, and *now* I believe them.

Isn't she adorable in braces?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Skim Boarding

This summer skill was WAY harder than it looked. I could barely even stand on that slippery thing!

Declan may be able to do it by next summer. We'll see. He is trying hard, that is for sure!

Hurricane Waves

Hurricane waves make for the best body surfing! And a good heart racing workout for me on the beach :)

Good practice, I guess, for watching my kids take the risks they will take all their lives as they live and learn. It is hard to watch them give of themselves, and not count the risks. They wholly love their friends, their family and the gifts of the Universe as they are presented.

They dive right in.

They might get hurt.

But, as I see it, my job is to watch and advise. I would rather have them dive in and learn from the world. I don't want them to be cautious because of *my* fear. That would hurt them in more ways than a few bumps and bruises from being tossed to the shore by a big old wave.

Plus, I am waiting here, on shore, to help with a big sun warmed blanket and kisses and hugs, and yes, even CPR and lifesaving training.

Summer Memories

This summer's big deal was boogie boarding and body surfing. It was really fun to watch the kids learn how to do this. I have so many great memories of that feeling of coasting along on the top of the water. And feeling the waves crashing over your head. Some of best childhood days were spent that way.

It is pure joy to see my children having the same enjoyment of the sea.

In August, we have a week called Old Home Week. One of the events is the fire trucks shooting foam and then the bonfire. The whole village seemed to show up!

The foam made the sand PERFECT for squishing in a burying your whole body.

The bonfire was perfect for a cute outfit and some fun with friends!