Friday, June 28, 2013

Beach Trip 2013 - Day 2

Playing "Bear Cave" in the sand castle (pre-smash time).  Bear Cave is where Claire or Mommy walks through the pathway in the castle (cave) but gets lost and needs help getting out before the bear comes back to the cave.  She made up the game and loved playing it every day we were there.

Teaching Grady Bear Cave.

Pretending to be a sandpiper (and singing the Sandpiper song we know)

Sand piper, sand piper, running through the sand

Sand angels

Castle building with Aunt Ann

Cousin Grady working on the sand castle decorations

The boys watching Uncle Lanny fish

Checking out one of the fish

Toting the fish back to the ocean

Go home, fishy!

Sand castle smash time!!!

Watching the smashing fun

I'm the Queen of the mountain!

Digging tunnels with Wesley

View from the other side

Jumping the waves with cousin Kelan

Mid-air shot

Pool time with the cousins

Bird tracks in the sand ("must be sandpipers!" says Claire)
Grandpa and Grandma on the beach
The 2 youngest cousins checking out the castle

Monday, June 24, 2013

Beach Trip 2013 - Day 1

Excited to go down to the beach on the first day

Hanging out with the cousins on the porch

Headed down to see Grandma (in yellow in the distance) on the beach

Boogie board fun

Running from the waves

Sand castle fun

First sand castle (by Grandpa) of the year

Behind the starting line

Castle smashing time

Stomp stomp

Watching the fun

The four Dads on Father's Day

Grandma enjoying some time in the pool

Taking a break some toys indoors

Grady playing "checkers" with Claire

More beach fun after naptime

Pretending to be a sandpiper

"Mom, I lost my feet!"

Grady takes a turn at the pinata

Lucy joins in on the fun (check out Grady in the background; he must have thought it was loud)

Claire's turn!

And Wesley's next!

The audience

Kelan takes a whack at it

Annika's turn

She finishes it off

More audience in the upper deck

Collecting the prizes!