Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I have a few favorite snapshots from our beach vacation last week:

On the roof-top balcony, I caught this moment between my youngest two:

I love the view captured with the ocean just beyond the rooftops and trees, but I also love the interaction between those two little ones.  It has been fascinating to me to see relationships grow and develop among my children.

Those two are only about 18 months apart in age and definitely have a unique and often comical relationship as a result.  She's younger but sometimes tries to baby him, which usually makes him mad!  When the older kids are not around those two are the best of friends but their allegiance to each other is quickly left behind if there is an opportunity to play with an older sibling!  Eavesdropping on their conversations is always entertaining!

And then this shot of my daughters:

Oh how much my 6 year old daughter loves to read!  We walked to dinner that night and stopped off a few places to take some pictures on the way, she brought her book (she nearly always has a book or a stack of books close at hand) and she read it even while walking!  The beautiful scenery of Seaside was not as interesting to her as that book (the book we've already read once, by the way!).  But, I do have to say that I first read aloud The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy to the kids this summer and fell in love with the book, just such wonderful stories about the adventures of 4 sisters!  The book reminds me of the type I loved as a child!  I'm not one to push any of my children into one career path or another, but that little 6 year old?  Just may be an author someday.

Not to leave out my oldest:

This trip we bought him a boogie board; he had so much fun on it!

I made him stage this picture for me because I couldn't get close enough to get a good shot when he was really riding out in the waves!  When he moaned about posing for the picture, I gave him they typical mom talk of, "Someday you'll be glad I captured this memory for you!"

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  1. Lovely pics.

    Can you give me an idea of how much
    it is to rent one of those adorable
    places? My kids are grown. I would
    only need room for two.

    1. Hi Betty,

      We used the website VRBO.com to find our rental. There are several on the site if you search for Seaside, FL, they vary greatly in price based on size, location, and time of year desired. I hope that helps!


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