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Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

day at the beach

Okay, I took alot of pictures today...here Sonja and Suzanne are so excited to go, and Jon jumped in the picture as usual....(Sonja has a dolly sippy cup) Someone is covering her face....
We are finally on the road...you have no idea how hard it was....



Camille likes the beach.....she just loves her carriages, snuggles down and finds that thumb....there was a nice breeze from the lake, and she didn't get too warm....



Suzanne, Evelyn, Kathryn, and Sonja are eating their burgers....

Kathryn with Charlotte Claire, Sonja, Suzanne, and Evelyn...the water was so nice.....








Sonja likes the sand, nice and warm....



Camille....








Jonathan.....






Ooh, Camille can sit all by herself....







well, almost....














Evelyn, Jonny, and Kathryn...












Kathryn Grace....










Samuel James likes his baby sister...














Kathryn invented something yummy.....a peanut butter and pretzel sandwich....















Charlotte Claire has a turn in the carriage....















Wow, someone is out.....she was asleep before we got out of the park...and that wasn't her soda...it was an unopened can....she has a bottle in her mouth...














Camille likes to play in her bed...but does she like to sleep in it? We'll find out someday....but not tonight...


When something is wonderful, it can be likened to "a day at the beach".....there's a reason for that.....boy, it was perfect. Temperature in the eighties, coolish breeze, brilliant sunshine. The kids are so at home there, so comfortable, and busy...filling those buckets, dumping them out, digging holes, making sand towers, washing off, rolling around again. Sam, Molly, and Margaret went fishing off the pier, and caught 27 fish, or the same fish 27 times, I'm not sure..but they had lots of fun together....I spent a considerable amount of time in the shade with Miss Camille the incredibly pale baby (I think 7 months is too young for sunscreen)....but it was okay....Charlotte knew where the playground was from a previous trip with Emily, so she tried to head up there a few times unaccompanied......she also likes to just wander down the beach....so, I am mentally tired....tired from being alert and watchful all day....older kids are great helpers, but I still am ultimately responsible....
There was a little boy at the beach today with a horrific cough....he was coughing so hard, he threw up in the water....his mom took him away from the beach, but not home....I saw him off and on all day, coughing....and I mean he was little, 3 1/2 or so....his mommy should have brought him home, and gave him a sippy cup of juice, and put him on the couch with Calliou on, or Bob the Builder....that's what Jon and I decided.....

















7 comments:

Cassandra-ann said...

Della, your pictures are gorgeous, i love the one of camille sitting,well almost lol, Bailey is the same...

Martha said...

The one of the girls eating caught my eye. I like the "No Swimming" sign and the curious seagulls.

Enola said...

Great pictures - and I have to ask - what type of vehicle do you drive with all those children?

Heather said...

awww i seriously wished we lived close to you.

for two reasons,

1. i would so always be with you cause you guys do such cool things

2. i LOVE LOVE LOVE your strollers. OMg i would so be stealing one of them lol

And that poor boy at the beach, i can't stand to see sick kids out, and suffering. I want to ask the parents if i can take them home with me. I understand kids being sick, good gosh mine are plenty, but we do try to stay home. THose sick babies don't feel like being out and about.

:) And how funny is it that i asked your name only yesterday and someone posted it today lol. If i had just waited ;)

here in alabama you are loved. All my friends talk about you and your blog. We all want to be like you :)

Martha said...

I need to go to the beach on Lake Ontario too. Maybe next we'll go to Sodus Point.

16 blessings'mom said...

Enola - we have a 15 passenger van....it loves gas. I can hear it saying, "Yummy!" as we putter down the road...and at the gas station, it can't seem to gobble enough...

BoufMom9 said...

What a FABULOUS day! (minus the coughing kid who should've been home in bed. poor thing!)
LOL about the almost sitting picture! haha