Day at the Beach

The kids were invited to a birthday party at the local beach on Friday.  We had never been there before, but will hopefully get the chance to go again a couple more times this year.  It was a lot nicer than I was expecting, and the playground was wonderful!  It was fenced in and it had a nice soft ground (no wood chips!) so I wasn't worried about Casey tripping and getting scratched up.  Addy didn't seem to mind the sand, but the water was not the highlight of the day for her.  She likes to take baths, so I don't know why she didn't like sitting in the water.  Belle loved collecting all the empty shells and burying her feet in sand.  Our sandbox only has about an inch or so of sand left in it, but that's only because the kids keep taking it out and putting it in various spots in the yard and on our deck.  Grahm was right there next to Addy when she cried and tried to comfort her.  He is always looking out for her.  Casey spent equal amounts of time in and out of the water.  At first he was a little scared to go in, but by the end he was getting a little too brave.  They all behaved really well while we were there (except for Casey trying to blow the candles out), and it was almost relaxing with the four of them!


still here...

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost two months since my last blog post!  Yikes!

I love how Addy always wakes up with a smile, even when I'm the one waking her from a heavy sleep during naptime.  The only time she really cries is if Casey takes one of her toys away.  (He doesn't share very well.  Definitely have to work on that more!)

We went to a model train open house over the weekend.  The kids really enjoyed it, as did I.  They had quite an elaborate setup and the guys were all very friendly and happy to answer any question and tell you all about their trains and why they chose a certain one.

Seeing Henry was definitely the highlight for Casey.  The kid who owned it even ran it just for him.  He loved watching it go through the tunnels.

Chris took the older two fishing after the open house, and while Addy was napping I spent some one on one time with Casey.  He loves the sprinkler more than any of the other kids, that's for sure.

Grahm, while he still loves Transformers and Star Wars, he's getting into Pirates of the Caribbean now too.  He now runs through the house pretending he's Jack Sparrow and loves to "draw" pirate ships.