Friday, April 17, 2009

Beachy Thursday

Thursday we decided to ditch all the chores around the house and run away to the beach with the kids. I booked a little bungalow for us to hang in and we let the kids just run FREEEEE.


It was awesome. It was chilly in the morning so we dressed warm in layers, but the kids stripped their layers almost as soon as we got there. Kora is always the first to do so!


The best part of the day were the dolphins!!! There were seriously like 3 different packs of about 3-4 dolphins that stayed so close by the shore just playing and bouncing around. If you blow this picture up you can see the fin sticking out of the water. It was so hard to get a good picture of all of them at once...I bet my sister Amy or my friend Candace could have done it, but Amber's just a rookie so this is as good as it gets! Hah. Ps....Thanks Amber for the pictures!


Being on the base beach is so fun because big helicopters like this would keep passing overhead. The kids would wave and scream!!



Izey loved eating sand and shells.


...and sticks.


Jake played in the water with his swimmer for a while and then covered back up to be cozy in his sweats like me and Amber. I'm trying to HIDE from being in the picture but instead I just got more IN it. Thank goodness I'm not wearing my green shirt.


Jake SWORE he needed to bring his goggles and snorkel. I talked him outta the snorkel, but the goggles...he persisted. He ended up using them as sunglasses!


Kora tanned,


looked like Nicole Ritchie,


and played NON STOP in the sand and water and dunes. She is definitely my beach bum, destined for brown leggies and tan lines!


Miah had on pants that got wet so I made him strip to undies. He was ULTRA modest at first, but then he warmed up to being nude. Get a good look at those sand covered legs I had to take home with me...bleck. I hate sand.


Here are the buddies when we first got there, before they both lost their pants.


And the sexy little man with his hot bod.


We had so much fun I rented another one for Saturday for just our family so expect more photos to come from that day! If you're SUPER lucky I'll snap a shot of my RIPPED lover in his speedo...bending over... :)

13 comments:

Froggylady said...

I had to do a double take, I didn't recognize you without your flowerdy shirt! It looks like you guys had a great time at the beach!

And the two pictures of Jake and then Kora just shows the fun you are going to have in your house. The smart/reserved big brother and the too cool for words little sis.

Amanda said...

Looks like a wonderful day! That is so cool about the dolphins. Jake and P have many things in common....P is obsessed with his goggles and his snorkel and mask. Kora looks so cute sun bathing in her pretty suit....and I can't even see the picture of you.

Candace said...

I'm glad you guys had a fun day! And I agree, I can totally see your future teenagers... the super smart boy and the super cool girl. Kora really does resemble Nicole Ritchie in the big glasses... and Izey is just as adorable as ever... him and Noah would've had fun eating sand and shells together...

Dana said...

I bet it is days like this that make you think of Texas :-).. I wish we could drive to a beach but I don't think Galveston counts..water yes.. but sand.. no
I didn't know if you read the pioneer woman's blog but she just recently posted gross pictures of a cows inners coming out and the cowboys putting them back in.. thought you would like...

Misty said...

What a fun day!!!

Tara and family said...

you need to tell Austin to try and get an assignment at Rota NB. It's seriously THE best kept secret in the military. Lots of marines there. The houseing is awesome, and the base beach is way cool! You guys would have a blast! (also, housecleaning ladies are cheap, I had one come every week, and we were poor enough for WIC)

Lindsay said...

i gotta go to pioneer womans blog!!! innerds?....awesome!!...i love my niece and nephs

The Willis Family said...

Wow, those were some great pics! Umm, and if you wanted me to voom in on the dolphins, you would have to buy me a better lens for my camera. That was as close that I could get....well that is unless I had gotten off my butt and went to the shoreline myself to take the pic. But why would I get up?!?!

Oh, I think we forgot to get our pee bucket from the shower? I wonder if it will be there for you on Saturday when you go back?

Adam & Brandi said...

Looks like loads of fun! I want to go to the beach. But the closest one to me would probably be Seattle-way to cold! Nevermind, I'll just stay here. I hope that when you go back on Saturday with the husband that you guys have great, beautiful weather. It looks like the weather was cooperating with you in these pictures. That's always a good thing. And what adorable little children you have. Cute, cute!

Bonnie said...

This was such a lovely post until I unwillingly received the image of Austin in a speedo...bending over... in my head. I don't care how "hot" your lover is... there are two things that NO ONE looks good in... speedos and thong bikinis. YUCK!

Camilla said...

Do you know the powder and sand trick?

Laura said...

Nuthin like sand all up in your nooks and crannies. And as much as we all love Austin, I don't think he or any of us would appreciate seeing his sandy nook and/or cranny.

Riece said...

What a fun trip!!! Those cute little crazies look so fun!