Ahhhh. . .the ocean was so beautiful. I wish I could have bottled up the sounds and scope of it to bring home with me. Brought enough of the sand, but that wasn't what I was after!
We left on October 27th and returned home on November 3rd. All made possible in part by the beauty of homeschooling. :-) You can see the joy oozing from the boys' faces as they studied down the highway!
It was a busy and eventful week; one big milestone being the little lad reaching the one year old mark. We all may pause to sniff now! Hard to believe. Seems I was just on bedrest.
Time with friends was the best! We had such a good time catching up with "old" ones such as the Davises, Howards, Goings. . . What a great time I had MIRLing with bloggers. I always get a laugh when someone asks if I am tales of a castle! :-) You never know who is lurking. . .
Ethan thought Jim and Fredde's place was a little bit of Heaven. Here is the dear boy (as Buzz Lightyear) getting a motorcycle ride.
Bless all the people that entertained Silas so I could finish meals. :-) I missed the highchair.
And this one is for Aimee. I am not photogenic, and flash has always been my enemy. At least my dear picture partner found my blinking to be humorous.
Whew! Mission accomplished!
This charming picture of the ocean was taken on the day I got up to "see the sunrise." Hmmm. Just my luck - a rainstorm instead. :-)
My other bit of luck was to bring cooler weather and wind. While Floridians were loving the fact it was in the 40's one night, I was not. We looked like such diehards (along with the fishermen) on the beach. I am sure the lifeguard thought we were nuts as I tried to keep the boys warm while they played. Later in the week it warmed a bit. I even managed to sunburn my poor children.
What is cuter than baby toes in the sand?!
The little boy who wanted to make a sand castle by the ocean. (Sorry I do not have a picture of the good one we built.) Bring it on. The Castle boys being brave when Daddy was close to them!
My family in foam.
My family in sand.
For all of you that miss the ocean. . .enjoy a few waves (and loud gusty winds) on me :-)