Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Evening at the BEACH!

It was a bit chilly at the beach, and although you're going to see a couple of interesting goings on in the following pictures, we did have a great time! :)

Braeden had one time out while we were there for throwing sand. Not too big a deal. Well, Liam has recently been Mr. Monkey-see-monkey-do with Braeden as his role model, good or bad, and he decided the throwing sand thing looked pretty fun. He is also Mr. I'm-not-listening-to-mom-even-when-she-counts-me-to-three right now. So he ended up with a time out too. Only his time outs make him mad and he often hits walls, floors, his head, whatever is near. So in his time out today at the beach, here is how it played out... and he didn't care a bit...

Of course the very spot WE happen to be at this beach, a bride chooses to come and get pictures taken. I couldn't believe it. I took this and kept picturing the blog post in my head where Braeden or Liam throw sand on her... Only to have OLIVIA not five minutes later go rushing by her, not paying attention in the SLIGHTEST and barely miss running on her dress by INCHES! I wanted to crawl in a hole!

Our finishing moments...


Rebecca said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! I so wish that I was with you right now! It just started to snow again today. Anna received the Kit American girl. She wanted one so badly and I was so happy that we were able to get her one! I am really looking forward to bringing her to the American Girl store in Chicago. It looks like we will not be able to go to Chicago untl Feb/March. This adoption has got to have a end soon!!!

I miss our emails--come back soon!

Holly said...

please email me if you would like to follow along...my blog went private for a time.

Lisa said...

Holly, yes yes yes, I just can't email while I'm here... My email is on this blog, I can receive it but can't respond or send for some reason??? Please include me!!!!! :)

Julie said...

Wow- looks like fun- what a great trip!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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