After the Fourth, the rest of the week fell into a pattern of beach and more beach. Great memories.
|One precious profile....|
|...and another (this one reminds me of his daddy).|
|Cousin time. Love that these two work on their relationship.|
|Ellie and Kinnick|
We noticed all week how the pairs kept shifting
for one-on-one time with a cousin. Sweet times.
|The engine of the grandchildren train.|
|This one has such a caring spirit.|
|The rest of him is pretty sweet, too.|
|Stretching it out for the score.|
|Surfer girl aka Emma the Buoy |
(girl would bob in the ocean for hours)
|Ellie wouldn't even get her ankles in the ocean last year.|
Things have changed!
|Ellie, Emma, and Kinnick thought this was fun.|
Mack and Bo were the smart ones!
|Royalty in their own minds. Mack even had his wave perfected.|
|Banks caught on to the beach thing pretty quickly.|
|Cousins and their babies. |
Banks looks happy; I think Kennedy might be asleep!
|Shovels and trucks were the popular toys.|
|Bo and Ellie were completely skeeved out by |
the crabs. Mack wasn't fazed in the least.
|A lap full of sugar.|
|A boy and his shovel.|
|Emma helping baby cousin. She is so nurturing!|
|A glimpse of normal. |
Bo and Mack scheming, Ellie chilling,
and Emma diving into the boiled peanuts.
|My shadow and me, just walking on the beach in search of tidal pools.|
|Another day, more sand in the pants.|
|Mack and E.W. working on a project.|
One of the most favorite nights of the week: low country boil. This year it happened to be on my birthday, so I just considered it my party!
|Some of the little people.|
|Browning cake, courtesy of sweet Ashley!|
|Cycling fun: Ashley and her girls|
|Banks didn't care....|
|...but Bo was crushed he couldn't ride with 'Aunt Ash'...|
|...and so was Mack.|
|Bo did get a turn; Mack did, too. |
They just didn't get ALL the turns, which made them unhappy.
|Another day, more tears. This time, his mama walked away |
for a few minutes and he pitched into the sand in fury. Bless.
|It was all fun and games until Bo whacked Mack over the head with the |
wagon handle. After that, the wagon was upside down and 'broken'.
|Why should Banks get all the stroller time?|
|Worth saved the day when he appeared with Icees.|
|Break from the beach for a little crawling action.|
|The buried mermaid.|
|How cute is this? These kids love the water.|
|Giggles and more giggles.|
|Banks wishes he could play.|
|Water in this boogie board boy's eyes.|
|We didn't think Bo would attempt the boogie board|
after his first try, but he did!
So filled with gratitude for family and the time spent together. We're already looking forward to next year!