When I go through my pictures from Maine, I can always tell one day from another based on the clothes the kids are wearing. So now, even though it’s been a while, I remember that this is the second day of our vacation, more importantly known henceforth as The Day We First Bought Boogie Boards.
It started out as a normal beach day–Hannah was excited to just stroll along the walkway with Daddy, while the big kids insisted on traipsing along the jetty, so fired up about the boogie boards they may not have had their best listening ears on.
Which led to definitive not listening and then to the countdown and then, you know, time out. Beach time out! On boogie boards. Whoever heard of such a thing??
All right, all right. Time in!
Now, how about those boogie boards?
I’d say they were a success! Even with Emmy coasting right up to the shore and Jackson flipping over after about three feet. He was a good sport about it, surprisingly. Sometimes Emmy does surprise us with her coordination.
Hannah was delighted to be left on shore. I think mud is her spirit animal.
On the way out, since it was still early in the week, I still had high hopes for an astoundingly beautiful photo of the three of them. Lots of effort went into this hope, all week. In the end, the photos may not have been what I envisioned, but they are imperfectly perfect in every way. Who knows? Maybe by the end of the week, I got a practically perfect one, too.
I feel good about my chances!
On the way back to the car, Jackson created a new tradition–the jetty dance. It has to do with a lot of shaking and hustling across the jetty on the way back to the car. I kind of love it.
Emmy, not so much. She may have killed it at boogie boarding, but girlfriend knows her limits (and knew she was wearing flip flops). She just observed from afar and looked adorable doing it.
The day ended with my family humoring me and staying for the sunset, where we were even saw a couple of seals, much to Emmy’s delight. It was a glorious.
Boogie on, my loves!