Tuesday, June 22, 2010

oh, beach...

more time spent at the beach.
more time feeling i am a little spoiled in this life.
too many blessings to count...
 but trying to count them is a good way to make the other stuff not seem like such a very big deal. 

lucy got to pretend she had a little sister for a week
(there were some tears on the drive over about how she "never has a little girl to play with...")


and we got to wake up to mr. happy dec every morning, so that made the trip all the more special...


(dear declan, we miss seeing your cute, happy face every morning.  don't be surprised if we just show up at your front door early one morning to play with you.)

balboa usually seems to mean lots of donuts.  lucky for me i like my donuts with no frosting.  and there are lots of kids willing to eat the frosting and sprinkles off the top of the donut for me.


balboa also means lots of walks and getting to wear sweatshirts in june...


and the super random dinosaur in someone's front yard, which finn asks to go see pretty much the second we cross the bridge onto the island...


a proud moment for my slug bug loving kids.  the 10 point pink slug bug...


and it is always very nice to have an older kid who will read to the younger ones at the end of a long day (while the mom's sit and drink wine clean the house)...


and, of course, the beach...


i must say, mr. finn knows how to relax on vacation...


what could be better than lounging on a porch swing with some good reading in hand (in finn's case the latest playmobil catalogue).

thank you again, balboa.  you are always lovely.

5 comments:

Raquel said...

You have such a beautiful family! Adopt me!

Mary Weisse said...

Okay, you obviously made me go look at the playmobile catalog and now I really want the wedding church. Then the kids can all play Mass and fight over who gets to be Father John.

dreamday said...

lovely beach photos!!! and so familiar. love the caption while the oldest reads a book... :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I love the pictures of the kids reading. Your family is adorable.

kelly said...

the pic of the kids on the couch -- priceless!!!

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