Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vacation, way back when....

Is summer really almost over? School starts in 36 days. It's not really felt like summer here - the weather has been quite wonky this year. The idea of cold weather moving in makes me want to cry.

I'm reliving our vacation (in my mind, at least), so I thought I'd share some of the fun with you!

This is one of my favorite days - we spent the whole day on the beach with my sister and her family. The adults sat and chatted while the boys played for hours in the sand and ocean. We left Tank at home with my mom - he's not quite ready yet! My husband is trying to help the boys find sand crabs.

The only thing that would have made this picture better is having my baby boy in it. Maybe next year :) We were waiting to be seated for dinner and I decided to snap this shot of my boys.

I rode these exact rides as a child! The boys love hitting the boardwalk when we're there because they know there are lots of rides and games to play. It's a pint sized heaven on earth :)

"The Lake" is one of my favorite places on earth. My husband's aunt and uncle have a house on Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. We go for the 4th of July and it's wonderful. I love watching my boys REALLY play - baseball and fishing and football and swinging, etc. etc. It's good, clean, healthy fun - no electronics involved. They slept harder than I've ever seen them sleep - the fresh air just does a body good :) Henry was the same way - his fun was a little bit more contained, but he still loved it.

See what I mean about "really playing"! Friends at the lake have this contraption set up with their riding lawn mower. The boys did this for hours during our time there. It does my heart good to know that they'll have these memories as they get older.


Michelle said...

Those are great memories! and that is a sweet pic of your boys at the restaurant.

Someone recommended Deep Creek Lake to me as a place to when Joe gets home "for good" next year - when I was looking for vacation ideas. I don't think we'll do it while he's here for his 2 wks, but definitely something to look in to later.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Isn't great to see your children playing, using their imaginations, breathing fresh air, and laughing?!

I am glad that you had a great visit!


Anonymous said...

I'm reliving summer vacation, too [thanks for your comment].

Your crew is adorable and they look like a barrel of fun!