Monday, July 4, 2011

Just Beachy

Well, there never is enough time in a day (or energy in this mom) to blog any more. However, I find myself with a rare chance to do a quick post. I want to catch up on everything, but there is sooo much. Hopefully, before the girls graduate college, I will get caught up on Josie's first year.

The latest news is that we just returned from the beach with Mimi and Bamps. We were able to go back to Holden Beach, NC. It is one of our favorite beaches to just hangout and relax. Abby was a waterbug this year and was old enough to really ride the waves. Josie took a page from Abby's book and slept a good portion of the time we were on the beach. By week's end, she had made friends with the ocean and was pulling Bamps and Daddy to the waves. We returned fairly sunburn free. Here's how the whole thing went down:

Watch out, Waves! Here she comes!

"Anyone know where a girl can get some
water around here?"

"I dunno, Bamps, they say there's
some water for my sandcastle this way."

Anyone up for some fun?

Bamps is awesome at riding the waves.

Our happy family-- after a beach nap!

She totally did not want me to take this picture– she
might miss a wave.

Diggin' the tidal pools... quite literally.

Josie and Bamps B.F.F.

Josie napping (as usual) on a
sunny day at the beach.

This one just makes my heart happy.

My favorite of our gals.

Approx. 30 seconds after she made friends with
the ocean.

The sunset view from atop the causeway leading
to the island.

Sunset over the marsh. (Love it)

Beach Baby!!

I'm pretty sure she'd be a
mermaid if given the chance.

The gals playing while Bamps and Daddy
set up our cabana.

Playing chase with enough room
do do it up right!!

Abby hanging out while waiting
for a table at our favorite restaurant,
The Provision Company.

Josie says she will have hers
steamed w/ a little butter, please.

Abby is combing the area for crabs and
jellyfish. (The latter made their presence
known this year.)

The giggles say it all!!!

Our view from the back porch. It's rough,
but someone has to stare at it for hours. :D

Fun time in Daddy's socks.

Sisters. :D

One Happy Beach Bum!!

Love the look in this one!!

Proud Papa!!

She is saying "good-bye" to the ocean.

A wonderful trip all the way around.