Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday, America (and Lauren!)

I hope you all had a nice 4th of July weekend. Our's was fantastic. Plans changed at the last minute but we rolled with it. And thankfully the weather was cooperative. I think MuthaNature got the hint.

Here are some photos from the pool on Saturday.

This was Lillian's first time in the pool. The water was cold but she loved it! Like father, like daughter. We call John "Porpoise" because he's been known to spend entire days in the pool...like 5 hours on end, only taking breaks to eat and use the bathroom (we hope.) Lilli is a now our little "Porpoose." I love this photo of her post-pool, shriveled E.T. foot.

On Sunday we took Beatrice to our favorite beach on the North Shore, Singing Beach. This was her first time at the beach and I would say it was a success. It was a little different than our beach outings of the past but really, who goes to the beach to sit and relax anyways. She was pretty confused by the ocean but had fun running up and dipping her toes in the frigid water. That is, until the 'incident.' Cory was down by the water with her and she ran up shore to get away from the incoming tide. She doesn't quite have a handle on running up an incline so she totally bit it...fell flat on her face, no hands to break the fall. Her entire face was covered in sand, up her nose, on her tongue, in her ears, on her eyelids. She was pissed (and not in the mood for photos. I didn't have time to run up and grab the camera, rats!) We cleaned her off but the damage was done. For about an hour, she wouldn't hold Cory's hand or look in his direction. As far as she was concerned it happened on Daddy's watch so he was responsible. Unfortunately I think she inherited her mama's bad habit of holding a grudge. This trait should make for some fun teenage years. Here are some photos of her having fun, post-incident.

After the beach, we stopped in Salem. We hadn't been back there since our wedding day 4 years ago. We drove by our wedding site and then had lunch and drinks overlooking the water. A great end to a great weekend.


  1. Love it....thanks jul!!

  2. Oh my God that is hilarious. I love that she was mad at Cory! buahahahaa

  3. She is so adorable and I just love looking at her pictures and reading your blog! Can't wait to get together soon....miss you guys!!!!