The week was filled with all of our usual activities: all the ladies going out for tea, spending lots of time at the beach, reading, playing board games, etc... Here's everyone's beach shoes lined up on the picnic table out back:
And the boys always come up with something new to keep themselves entertained. This year Nathaniel figured out how to make a ninja mask out of a long sleeved shirt. He and Sebastian came ninja-ing down the stairs looking like this one morning:
And all the gals went out to get our spa pedicures! The best way to spend a dreary morning at the beach. Ahhh:
We did a lot of walking along the mall and generally enjoying each other's company. Aunt Angie has been able to make it down the past couple summers and it was a treat to have her with us again. Here she is with my mom (her sister - can't you tell?):
And yes, all the boys now thoroughly enjoy spending time in the sand, in the water and at the ocean. We went out early one morning to do our family photo and they really liked conquering this lifeguard stand. They're all getting so big!!
And here we are - the big happy family. Special thanks to Aunt Angie for taking this photo! She took tons of them with all different cameras and this one was the best, and one of the first taken: