Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Last Hoorah

On Thursday I took the day off from work to spend with the kids. They were flying out on Friday morning to go spend the week in PA with their grandmom, plus it was the last day of Ariel's summer stay with us.

One of my co-workers rents in York every year, so we planned to spend the day at Long Sands with her and another co-worker of ours. Wendy and Will also stopped by for a little while. It was a great beach day, and the ocean was a bit restless, which made for some great boogie boarding.

From L to R: Avery (9), Cole (Monica's son, 8), Zach (Maria's son, 14), Amelle (7), & Paige (Monica's daughter, 6). Not shown: Will (5) Brianna (12) and Ariel (14). It was so great to have so many kids around. Check out the size of these waves!

Surf's up, dude!

Ariel tried to resist the call of the cold Atlantic, but by the end of the day, she broke down and got wet. She and Avery rented a float and had a blast riding those righteous waves! Kowabunga! (why do I feel the need to interweave surfer lingo throughout this post?)

Amelle and Paige took a different approach with their raft and stayed shallow. They had a great time playing together all day long.

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MOM said...

The kids have really become New Englanders in such a short period of time. Braving the cold, cold waters of the Atlantic in Maine is a painful experience. Maybe they don't think so because they have youth on their side.

I can't wait to be a kid again!

T5M said...

....the process has already happened, dear woman. Fortunately you won't have to wait too long...