Colin's hair is actually turning blonde in places. Ciaran's freckles are really peaking out. Cormac's blonde hair is practically white in places. Calleigh is no slouch. She has no fear of the ocean. She will go in with us and we can put her totally under the water. She squeals with delight. Calleigh is also the social butterfly of the beach. She walks up to everyone and says "Hi". Today she went and sat next to a girl on her beach towel and had a whole conversation with her. The girl was sweet and got a kick out of it. She also walked up to a man who was sitting in a chair and offered him her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He kindly took it from her and I ran over and got it.
The boys are attending Arts and Crafts camp on Monday and Tuesday from 10am -12pm. They do cute little projects. On Wednesdays they have an option of going on a trip. Last week it was bowling. They loved it. This week they are going to Chuck E Cheese but we are skipping it. Instead we will be heading to The Sandcastle Contest instead.
The kids got to see their first fireworks up close this year. Last year I let them stay up and watch the fireworks in Vermont but they were from far away. We were in Vermont and could see them from the deck of my Aunt and Uncle's house. This week we watched them with some friends on the beach. They were thrilled. The looks on their faces was priceless. It was so awesome. Colin was able to spend some time with his future wife, Kennedy. He has their whole life planned out already. Luckily, she agrees with this plan. He even planned their wedding day.
Here are their faces for the first firework.
Going to the beach is exhausting for all of us. They boys are sleeping a lot later than their normal wake up times. Calleigh is sleeping later too. Her talking is so improved. She is using more and more words and stringing them together. Her new favorite? "I hear Ice Cream truck" She can hear it a mile away! We never buy it but she still thinks she is getting it. For some reason my kids think Summer = Dessert. I tried to explain to them just because it's Summer we don't eat ice cream every night.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer as much as we are. It is by far my favorite time of year....and it doesn't hurt living on the beach!