Monday, July 6, 2009

4th Family Beach Trip

For Independence Day, we decided to go to the beach as a family. The kids and I go quite a bit, but somebody has to work in this family, so Andrew can rarely go with us. The kids just can't get enough and could stay there forever.
Andrew was only able to sit and relax for a few minutes before the kids beckoned him to help dig big holes, build sandcastles, and help body board, all of which he did happily.
Of course, there are no pictures of me (thank goodness, I WAS in a swimsuit, after all) because I was the family photographer of the day. But Nate was sure to let me know that having his picture taken is another one of the things he has outgrown, as evidenced by his facial expression in the picture below. "No pictures, Mom!"
On a personal note, I must say this was my favorite Independence Day so far. We had a great day as a family. Not only did we go to the beach, we also swam in the pool twice, went on 2 family walks, had ice cream, watched fireworks and ate delicious watermelon. Though we didn't do anything "over the top" we really bonded and had a great time in each other's company. I am so grateful for all the freedoms and conveniences we enjoy in this country and all those currently and in the past who serve and protect our country to keep it that way.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you guys had such a wonderful Fourth of July! I can't believe how big Nate looks in that picture! He sure is growing fast, so is Emma! We missed you guys :( but hopefully we'll be able to make a trip out there sometime soon so we can see you!