Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Annual Beach Trip

It just took me forever to narrow down the choice of pictures for this post. The bonus of taking photos on the go with your cellphone! Here are the 33 I've chosen - I'm sure it's the biggest post I've ever tried - we'll see if it crashes.

We had a great vacation, as we always do. We had a birthday BBQ for Grandma the first night, complete with Aunts, Uncles and cousins who came up from the LA area. Abigail got more and more comfortable with a boogie-board - she absolutely loves the beach, especially the ocean. Bryony was mostly comfortable - apart from getting knocked over by a wave which meant she wouldn't go in the water the rest of the week, ha. Cousin Morgan was a gracious host as always, letting Abby have slumber parties with her in the motorhome for the night. We even squeezed in a day at the Ventura Fair (for the bigger girls).

Thanks to Grandma and Aunty Milly for always packing our vacation week full of family and fun :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Abigail's Letters

Abigail has started storming off to her room when she's mad (glimpse of years to come with two teenage girls in this house!). She then writes us notes and drops them over the banister for us to find. Here's an example. She was mad that Jake had cut a pool noodle in half for Bryony to use:

I feel sort of bad posting this - I'm not one of those parents that can freely embarrass and laugh at their children's expense. But I just love that the note is full of anger towards daddy, and then ends with "Do you still love me? Bring up when done". Exquisite.

The Sisters Are Growing Up!

Abigail 6, Bryony 2.5

can you BELIEVE how BIG they are?

helping daddy put together Bryony's new cabinet

Weekends Away

We have been lucky enough to have two weekends away this summer. First off, we had a weekend in Sedona - we spent a day at Slide Rock (swam in the creek, girls LOVED it), and the second morning we went trout fishing. Bryony FREAKED out when we caught one and it did that flapping around thing that fish on the end of a line do! I guess I didn't get many pictures, I'm hoping that Jake did and I can come back and update this post. Here we at The Cowboy Club having a sunset dinner:

Updated with Jake's photos:

The second trip was at the Wigwam Resort for 4th of July. We did this exactly three years ago (see July 2010) and thought it was time to go back. We swam, ate, drank, swam, relaxed, watched fireworks (another thing Bryony freaked out over, ha), swam, read books and swam again. My kids are fish, they literally NEVER tire of a pool.

And their new thing is to get a hold of my phone and take random pictures. This is what I found:

Crazy kids!