Thursday, September 3, 2009

Beach Trip and Other Happenings...

Thankfully, summer is finally coming to an end
and we've gotten our first taste of fall this week!
Now it's in the 70s-80s... still kinda hot,
but much better than before!


Tuesday we decided to go to the beach for a while.
The weather was actually very nice at the ocean!



This is the first time we saw this...

The Marines drove right from the ocean
onto the shore in this! Very neat to watch!


The younger children enjoyed getting wet
and mom and I stayed by the shore as well...

... Will, Carolynne, & Beth



... Me



...Mom


Then we all sat down and the children played in the sand...



And I thought it would be fun to bury a toy frog :)



And speaking of frog, Monday the children ran upstairs
to me saying, "Something you like is stuck outside! Come see!"
I went out and saw this poor thing...



I looove toads :)

So I helped him out...


As mom said, we don't think this was my prince charming,
so I decided it best not to kiss him ;)

Also, Tuesday I helped Will with a science experiment :)

It's so weird to think he's in 6th grade... doing experiments!
I remember when I was there!!


Anyway, tomorrow is Friday, the 'friend day',
when our friends (we've known 8 years now) come for pizza.
It's going to be their middle child's 12th bday,
so I helped the children blow up balloons
and set them up in order to surprise her tomorrow...

The kids were laughing at how big I liked to blow mine
and were calling them 'zucchini balloons' because of their shape :)

I hope everyone's enjoying their end of summer!

8 comments:

Brittanyrose) said...

Alexandra,

Haha, 'zucchini balloons'. That's funny~! I REAAAALLY looooove your jacket!! Where did you get it? You are the *perfect* person to teach Will science!! hehe, I think when I get into chemistry for school, I'll have you over to do my expriments with me! :D I geuss it was best you didn't kiss him! lol I *love* the Marines!!!!

TTYL, Brittany ♥ *Ü*

Miss Eyebright said...

Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time! I love you jacket that you wearing at the beach. It looks quite sophisticated. :D

Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
Miss Eyebright

Alli said...

Even though I love summer. I love the tempatures of fall.

It looks like you had a great time at the beach. I hope to go back soon next year, maybe. I really like that jacket that you were wearing. You and your mom both are very beautiful!

Poor little toad! :(

Lol about the prince charming part!

I started school earlier this week. I have started the eleventh grade. I am planning to graduate June of 2011.

Have a great weekend!

Alli

HsKubes said...

I just love the pic of you with the children and that big ol' smile on your face!
Poor little frog buried in the sand. Guess he wasn't as lucky as the toad you rescued. lol
I'm glad we passed on kissing the toad. I know the Lord will send your prince one day and he won't be a toad. ;o)

Love you, Honey!


Alli ~ Thank you for the sweet compliment. What a blessing. ;o)

Jennifer said...

Love your new layout background..its so pretty:) Love the picture about kissing the frog but decided it wasn't your prince charming so you didn't. The beach looked beautiful and I loved your coat you had on. god bless and have a wonderful day!!

Alison said...

Hi Ally ~

I've been reading your blog for a while now, but I haven't left very many comments (maybe one or two?). Anyway, this post touched my heart, very encouraging the way you interact so cheerfully with your younger siblings. It's a big encouragement to me to always be cheerful and kind to them, even when I don't always feel like it. I'm also the oldest, and I would definitely have them look up to me as the sweet, kind, loving, fun, awesome big sister rather than the impatient big sister that never has time for them or that feels that they can never do the right thing. Just wanted to say thanks for the reminder. :o) I teach violin lessons and my eight-year-old student REALLY looks up to me and thinks I am just fantastic! Of course it shouldn't be much different with her than with my siblings now, should it?

God bless you!
Alison

Anonymous said...

Ally,you are so beautiful and look soo stylish...and you are so sweet and a wonderful big sister and talented young lady..I Love the CD that your mom sent me,wonderful music,so many of my favorits..Thank you for your part..
Love the pic's and I Love U
Grandma Jeannie

Maggie said...

Looks like I am not the only one ready for fall. :)

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