|He wanted me to take a picture ... and then he refused to look at the camera.|
|Strictly window shopping here, I will never buy a hermit crab. Anyone have any statistics on their average lifespan? 10 days? 15? That's what I thought.|
|Jude's been eyeing up the marshmallows for weeks, and then repeats to himself: "No, no. Those are for camping fire."|
|A little morning playdough action.|
The cabin consisted of two rooms. Marmie, Poppa and Jack slept in the front room, and Jude, Julia and I slept in the back. I did it that way because Jude and Julia are my early-risers. I just didn't realize how early that would be this week. Or that they would continually take turns waking each other up. The first night there Jude had a bad dream early in the morning. I got him calmed down and then Julia started crying. I got her calmed down and Jude said he had to go pee-pee. So I take them both outside and since I'm not about to walk to the bath house with two kids before the sun is even up, I let him take care of business right outside the cabin. It was all downhill from there and no one went back to sleep. Thankfully Poppa assumed responsibility for Jude and together they took many a sunrise bike ride. I kept Julia entertained each morning and Marmie watched over Jack, who has finally perfected the art of (what he calls) "grown up sleep" i.e. sleeping until 8am and beyond!
|Chin up, Buttercup!|
|"Please Marmie, don't put me in the ladybug with the boys!"|
But she's also our little drama queen. And the moment she loses your hand and *gasp* falls down, well her little world just caves in.
I think she would much prefer "swinging" as her official mode of transportation, if that were an option:
I think the fresh air and open spaces were refreshing for my boys!
|Hunting for deer.|
But while towers, playgrounds and nature centers are all fun, I had one thing on my mind - a suntan. The beach was my daily destination. I would have been happy with just a book and a chair (and two grandparents to keep an eye on the kiddos) but our last day there proved to have something a little more exciting in store for us. More on that next time ..