Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ahoy There

Matt has been working a bunch so I decided to make the most of my time with the kids and head off on an adventure. The Tall Ships were a favorite event of ours in Cleveland and I was excited to learn that they were coming here to Muskegon this weekend, so the kids and I headed over. Caleb and Addie were insistent on wearing their pirate attire (Addison was "Wendy" from Peter Pan).

Caleb chatting up the Pirates

This would be a great picture if Avery's head wasn't cut off

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Last Sunset

Much to my joy, our kids just love the beach.  The sand, the sun, the sound of the water; they really appreciate it all.  They also know when a good thing is coming to an end.  So they were very insistent that we catch "one last sunset" before summer was over.  Matt was working every night into the fall, so we grabbed our chance and headed out late-ish one night after he came home to capture a memory.  We decided to go to a different beach, hoping to catch some bigger waves for Caleb (which there weren't, but that was okay).

I couldn't get all of their pictures due to my angle in the car, but every last one of them fell asleep on the way TO the sunset :)

I guess that's what happens when Mom and Dad let her roll around in the sand

That's actually Avery submerging herself underwater and letting the tide bring her in


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hot Summer Night

Pardon the gajillion pictures in this post - it was just a great night :)
A beautiful night outside, complete with a great meal, happy kids and many firsts - Jadyn's first ice cream and the big kids first bike ride to GET ice cream.  Another great memory maker.

Avery was actually enjoying this form of water torture

Bug gearing up for her first bite of ice cream


Signing for "more"

Gotta love the crossed feet while eating

On our bike ride/walk to the big kids ice cream

Caleb with his iPod


Sometimes an empty cone is just as fun