Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blossoms fight!

It was sad to see the blossoms fall off the tree - but Jon and the kids made the most of it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lily's Stories

After Sunday dinner, Lily told us that we had to come listen to her story and it was going to start in five minutes.  It took us a while to finish eating and be ready to listen, and she kept coming to get us to hurry up.  But once she had our attention...she wasn't sure what to do.  Such a cute little kid.

And here's a cute video of Suzy:

Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Many many beach photos

This vacation was the best idea we had since...I don't know what.  But we've spent 5 hours at the beach yesterday and today.  Its been so much fun.  Here's a slew of pictures.

Right when we stepped on the beach, David started shrieking.  He hates the feel of the sand moving when he walks.  Only after Jon sat with him for a matter of minutes did he settle down.  Then he spent the rest of the day right there, content with his giant sand box.

And if sand wasn't bad enough, we tried to get him to put his toes in the water...

  By the end of the second day, I got him to sit at the very shallowest part and he'd put his toes in if he was facing me and I was hugging him.  He didn't like seeing the waves come in - it was too overwhelming.

For Lily, who inspired our ocean trip this summer with her enthusiasm for all ocean animals, there was no hesitation to get in the water.  She just wanted to be in it as much as she could.

Suzy was really hesitant at first, and just watched Jon and Lily.  But on the second day, she's let Jon take her out to where the waves were up to her chest when they broke.

When she was first getting in the water, she'd let the waves barely go over her feet, then turn around and run before more water got her.  She'd scream out of excitement at being chased by the waves and want to give me a high five before running back to do it again.

Waiting to jump over the waves.

Jon and Suzy flying the kite.


There's no denying, the beach is crazy fun, and makes everyone really tired.