Thursday, July 16, 2009

Life at the Beach

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted something here! It has been a busy couple of weeks. First we spent a few days in Idaho with William's parents and then headed up to Bear Lake to spend some time with my family. When we returned William's brother Joseph and his family stayed with us this week. It has just be a big ole funfest around here! But now I am back and am going to show you some of our time at the beach because I seem to have abandoned scrapbooking and this may be the only record we are left with!

Our Uncle Nathan came to the beach with his shovel prepared for serious sand castle building. Which turned into sand sculpture once Matthew discovered Uncle Nate's talents.

William helped make sand piles for the artists.
Matthew and Uncle Nate worked hard on this turtle.
Doesn't he look like Crush from Finding Nemo?
There was also a shark.
And an alligator.
One of the fun results of this sort of sand sculpture is you create a moat around whatever you are sculpting. Josh preferred that spot for his playing. I can't believe his buns weren't totally pickled by the end of the day!
Oh, and he used his flip-flops as boats until Grandma took pity on him and bought him some real ones.
Uncle Nate even created a mermaid tail for mermaids in training.
My cute niece Libby decided to cover herself in sand and become a witch. A sand-wich, get it? That would be my best beach humor!
Miss Brittany didn't need any help, she made her castle all by herself.
Okay, this little guy was a lesson in toughness. We were joking around about how he only had one leg. Then he flew away, and he really did only have one leg. One tough bird!
And this fabulous holiday was brought to us by this lovely, generous, wonderful Grandpa. That's right Grandpa, although he does look a lot like the Pied Piper in this picture followed by his devoted fans. Let's not forget Grandma too, the woman whose love of air-conditioning resulted in our plush accommodations. Thanks parents, it was wonderful. Sign me up for next year!

9 comments:

Camille said...

Love that last picture. Reminds me of our family reunion last year. Did you do an easter egg hunt?

Circe said...

What a cute picture of your dad! I think you'd better blow that one up.

Ptolemy does love his blanket, and so do I! It's so soft! Come see him soon. :)

Anonymous said...

We are so impressed with your creations!

SarahSmiles

Anonymous said...

Shel,
Great pictures of the sand creations. My only hope is that everyone had a good time which gave us all a chance to interact an enjoy each other in a fun setting. Thanks for your comments, it would be fun to make Bear lake a tradition!!
Love, Pa

The Vintage Sister said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I love the idea of flip flop boats. Ah, the inventive mind of a child. Nothing make my kids day like big cardboard box!

I like the bedroom re-do! Very cozy.

Enjoy your week...i'm sure you have a ton of vacation laundry too;)
Tracy

Janice said...

I just got back from Bear Lake--my first time. What a wonderful place.

Christine said...

Oh wow..the color of that water is gorgeous! Looks like you guys are settling in just fine and the kids are creating long lasting memories of childhood summers:)

vivian said...

oh lucky you! heehee, I love your little sand witch joke! Great pictures and sand scuptures. I need to go to the ocean!!!!
welcome home and happy monday.
vivian

love.boxes said...

Look at that turq. lake & purple mtns. beautiful!!!