new sisters

new sisters
Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Friday, August 24, 2012

Finally, The Beach!

Tears because she had to get out of the water. Note the purple lips.

Mama and Pen playing in the waves.

She made a sand angel.

Sand Angel

Investigating a jellyfish.


We finally made it to the beach yesterday. It was PERFECT! A nice breeze, waves big but not too crazy for kids to play in, and the water was the perfect temperature. Violet was afraid of the waves at first, but then turned into a mermaid just like her sister and mama and cried terribly when it was time to get out. Penelope made the dreaded mistake of feeding her sandwich crust to a seagull and we were attacked by hordes of hungry seagulls, one ripped a whole sandwich out of Steve's hand, another tried to get my watermelon but I held on tight. It bit me instead, but my watermelon was saved. I wonder if it was worth it, my finger still hurts.

It was delightful, we need to cram as much beach as we can into what's left of this summer.

This Moment, Friday, August 24, 2012

 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo


Celeste holding Violet up to see the tortoise.

Observing tadpoles.

Steve and Pen looking for turtles in the pond.

Learning about animal tracks.

Big Back Yard Fun

Deagan hanging up the snake he bandaged.

Violet clipping a frogs toenails.

Violet inspecting a frogs throat.

Cute Cousins

My super stroller, able to push a 5, 6, and 10 year old all at once!

I have to dig out a picture of me and my brothers on this dog when we were the girl's ages.
We went to the Roger William's Park Zoo yesterday with Jess and the kids. We haven't been to this zoo for years and it's very different from the last time I saw it. The girls were excited to see giraffes and zebras, and Violet was very happy to see monkeys. We love the new Big Backyard section. Lots of water play fun and creative structures where kids can make playhouses or forts with fabric and clothespins. The girls loved spending the day with their cousins, and we had such a beautiful day for our zoo trip too. Lots of fun!

Sunday, August 19, 2012