Monday, September 11, 2017

Emerald Isle - the rest of the week

Our M.O. for pretty much the entire week was to get up, let the girls watch a little TV in the morning while we ate breakfast, head to the beach until it was time to eat lunch, come back for naps, and then hang out at the pool in the afternoon before dinner. It was a great schedule!

Naps were even taken in a variety of locales...

Eleanor wanted to be buried in the sand again and did her sand monster routine...

The girls and Chris boogie boarded (no laying on my belly on a board this year for me)...

Cornhole and Kanjam were played...

There was a lot of just sitting at the beach, or playing in the sand...

And even a little bit of work being done...

Ashleigh's boyfriend went to work creating a castle for the girls, complete with thrones and their initials in the sand made from shells!

We took the girls out in the ocean (Chris mainly took one at a time or both in the boat).

We celebrated Ashleigh and Jessie's birthdays the day after Eleanor's.

And we spent lots of time in the pool (my favorite location as the girls can swim independently with floaties on and I didn't feel quite the full weight of gravity).

S'mores were made...

And lots of family pictures were taken...
(The original Stratton siblings)

We each took turns making (a mostly prepared) dinner...

...spent lots of lovely time with family...

...and enjoyed some delicious beverages (lemonade slushies for me).

It was a great week with family, relaxing, and enjoying life together!

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Looks like such a fun, relaxing week! Glad you had such a great time :)

Dorothy said...

Great pictures! I looks like a wonderful week and lots of fun times!

Patty said...

Such fun and wonderful memory invoking pictures! Couldn't life always be like it is at the beach???