We could not have asked for more perfect weather, and the water was prettier than I have ever seen it. It was crystal clear and shallow for a long way out. This was the first year I could truly relax. No naptimes to worry about, and the girls just played on their own and had so much fun on the beach. Lucky for me, because I got sucked into the Twilight books and could not put them down until I was finished with all four of them. Anyway, here are a few too many pictures from the week.
Mamie would literally roll around in the sand. She loved it.
One issue we had to address with Mamie: NUDITY. She tried (and succeeded a few times) to strip on the beach countless times. I finally gave up once and she walked back to the house naked.
Lilly learned to swim on her own this year and had no fear. Next year we'll work on diving :)
Mamie is still quite attached to her floaties...
Lexi and Mamie in the plane at the track--they were so cute
Mamie's first ride in a go-cart. I couldn't believe she was tall enough. She was scared to death at first, but loved it and went again with Jon.
Oh, funny drunk man that stole/borrowed Will's alligator float, you brought us such joy. Watching you walk around in the ocean with your beer and a tiny inflatable alligator stretched across your belly was the highlight of my day...
Especially when you pulled your beer-drinking wife around on her float too. I bet you have no idea you are on someones blog from Tennessee.
I loved this picture. Lexi's favorite thing about the beach: snacks. She was really working hard to find those goldfish crackers I had in my bag :)
Mamie showing off one of her shells
Sweet Cal holding the water on while Lilly washed off. They were so cute together and are starting to seem so grown-up.
All six: Quinn, Mamie, Lilly, Cal, Lexi, and Will.
Why won't my girls look at the camera? We look crazy--Jon and I looking at the camera and both girls looking somewhere else.
Lilly's "teeth smile" she likes to do for pictures now
Cal and Lilly (aka Pocahontas)
The best one we got :( Lilly and Mamie were not very cooperative.
And here's what happens when Lilly sits at the other end of a table for 12 and I have no idea what she's doing during dinner. Sorry, Pompano Joe's, I think I may owe you some ketchup.