Then we did some serious patio dining set shopping. We waited until the bitter end because we're cheap and proud. We found a pretty basic set for like half of all the cheapest sets everywhere else. Let's hope it lasts. Up next, serious playground time for the kids as a thank you for tolerating our boring bourgeoisie shopping. Followed by copious amounts of Chinese food, and then out again for ice cream! Living. the. dream.
Yay, we're here!
I like the swings too!
Per James's instructions on the right way to slide!
Local ice cream shop
Little Miss Independent won't sit with me
James lovingly shares his vanilla and rainbow sprinkles
Got the chance to feed herself a little- the only way she likes it.
Sunday we were off to the beach again. It was James's third visit to the beach and Miranda's second, and you could tell they were much more comfortable in the water. Miranda is a little fish, and makes Kevin hold her horizontally so she can sort of pretend to swim and splash. (She doesn't talk but she runs this place with gestures and screams.) Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of that because I was in the water too. James would venture in waist deep but was more interested in picking up rocks and throwing them in the ocean than on swimming. Next year he's taking a real swim class but this year they're over for the summer.
Miranda is extremely comfortable here.
Baby beach lacrosse?
I can't handle the cuteness. Cannot!
James and Kevin in the water (see the green shirt)
Then we had the traditional grill out planned. Unfortunately I got hit with my second severe dehydration-attack of the month. I sipped water all day but it was no match for the beach + chasing kids. I have vowed to be more careful and consume lots of water! But still a great Labor Day weekend.