Michael's truck decided that it doesn't want to be a member of our family currently, ie.... the transmission has gone out. So our schedule for the last several weeks has been quite difficult. Chaiya works north, Michael works south and the rest of the family has needs also. Driving has become our summer past time and this is something I am not pleased about at all.
So... finally a free afternoon and our little beach was calling to us. I haven't been feeling quite well so I grabbed a yum book to inspire me. We boiled up some corn, grabbed a blanket and some towels and we were set.
Lydia is slowly overcoming her fear of water. She was able to float along the shoreline by herself without being frightened at all. Maybe by the end of summer, she will feel secure enough to get rid of her floaty suit and try to learn to swim.
Chaiya came and joined in too. From their faces you would assume the water was cold but it was really perfect.
Yum! Yum! I think Lydia ate the most corn tonight.
Most of the time, Michael always looks mean. I love this picture because he is trying not to laugh at me while I take it.
The baby ospreys are not small anymore! This nest is a good distance away. It is such a huge structure on that broken boat house. I'm sure they won't be in their nest too much longer.
Michael dragged this large clay deposit out of the water so he could play with the crabs.
If you look really close you will be able to see the crab trying to escape in the middle crevice. Chaiya and Michael were messing with the barnacles on the bottom. They seemed to have little tongues that they were sticking out.
Thayne is ever the fish. I don't think he left the water at all for a full five minutes. He would jump off of his daddy and do little flips. We took the floaty suit off and he is doing a good job of learning how to swim. If he would hold still long enough to try and float, he would do great.
Even though the Pax river is not the ocean...the smell of the salt water from the Bay just down the way makes us live in our little illusion that we are on the ocean. Sun, sand and little waves make for the best afternoon.