Monday, August 15, 2011

Today I Sunburned My Nose.

My brother, his sister and their son are in town for a week!!  Woohoo!!  Tony took the day off and drove our family and theirs to Ocean Shores for the day.  It was quite the trip.  My poor husband forgot to bring a paper that was 50% of his final grade and had to go back home to get it.  It didn't really put us back too much time though because the rest of us took soooo long shopping for picnic stuff at Winco.  Once we got to the beach we took a bunch of pictures while the kiddos played in the sand.  Ash had a major blow out that was not fun to clean up.  We had to throw her pants away.  Yeah, it was that bad.  We had our picnic and all ate a LOT of sand.  Ocean Shores is windy and there is no way to keep sand from blowing into your food.  Tony said next time we' be taking a tent to eat in.  **laugh**  It was interesting to see what each of the girls preferred to do.  Ash wanted to cavort and frolic in the water, which suited Tony just fine.  Britt wanted to hunt for the perfect rocks and feathers and then sit in the warm sand while playing with her new found treasures, which was right up my alley.  :)  My brother and sister-in-law walked up and down the beach, playing with their boy, taking a million pictures.  Here are a "few" that we took:

Ocean Shores 2011 - #1
(ash, taking in the immense scenery, pre-blowout)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #2
(britt, ready to dig in the sand with the green spoons)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #3
(tony, happy to finally be at our destination)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #4
(the cousins, playing in the sand)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #5
(this is the only good one we got that included my bro & sis-in-law)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #6
(me.  the pregnant mama at 17 weeks)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #7
(the latest sister group shot.  too busy to bother looking up for the pleading mother.  ash soaked her only change of clothes when she fell in the water.  not that she was remotely bothered by it.)

Ocean Shores 2011 - #8
(we were all tired, sandy, and sticky but it was totally worth the 2.5 hour drive each way.)

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blueviolet said...

When you first said blow out, I had tantrum in my mind, and for your sake I'm sorry I wasn't right. Yowza!

It's so great that each of the kids had plans that suited both of you perfectly!

What a great beach day!

The Evans said...

What a fun day at the beach! Your girls are too cute!

Elizabeth said...

Did I know that you are expecting??? I can't remember. You must have been before we left at the beginning of June, but I must have forgotten. Congrats! How are you feeling? You look great. These are beautiful pictures. Really good ones! What was the temp? Let me know how you are doing! And sorry about the blowout. :)

alissa4illustration said...

Did she have a blow out from cutting teeth? It seemed like my kids always got them from teething. Sometimes I wouldn't even know they were teething, blow out came, tooth popped through later.

It's too bad you guys ate sand!

I loved your shots! Your girls are so cute! Especially love the last shot! Maybe Ash's clothing getting spoiled was a blessing in disguise! She did it for the cute photos.

Amy said...

Oh those curls!! So cute. I wish we had a beach that close to us. The closest one is 5 or 6 hours away. Unless we go to the lake. Fun, but just not the same.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks like a fun day with the fun! Sorry about. Sub burnt nose!

Faith said...

hahaa, when you said blow out the first thing i thought was that she pooped her pants ... not sure why that even came to my mind, lol.

looks like a perfect day ... the girls looked like they enjoyed themselves with how preoccupied they looked in the pictures! :)

Vicky said...

You are looking fab at 17 weeks. x

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

I so love the title!
What great fun you had! I have never been to a salty beach and seen lovely waves like that for the longest time! I am so jealous!
All photos are great, but my favorite is the last one by Ash! It all sums up the fun of the day!