A time to sit back, love on our friends and family, enjoy our children and simply BE. No schedule (although I have to HAVE A PLAN ) but it can be loosely followed and I'm happy. Henry knows nothing makes me happier than when he brings me tea in bed on a Saturday morning, which already is AWESOME in itself, and says the words "Babe, I've got a plan". I just sit, grin stupidly and listen because I love plans that much. Points if it includes making a list (because who doesn't enjoy making lists?!?!?!) and double points if it includes shopping. Anyways....back to the long weekend.
Here's a little of what our weekend was like:
I've said it before.....we love the beach :)
This guy was in the water for almost 1/2 hour.
When you are the respective owner of a 14 year old, they will sometimes act like this.
The beach calls for some Doritos.
You must always attempt to "one up" your siblings when drawing in the sand. This is best achieved by using A LOG.
To say that our girls love their Dad, would be an understatement.
The beloved dock.
The fish were really biting. I think we were there for 1 1/2 hours and caught at least 30. We love fishing and it's even more fun when the fish are hungry :)
It's funny. Reeve is generally a high energy, going 100 miles an hour kind of girl. But, she can sit still for so long when fishing. She's got great patience when reeling in etc...she's very good!
Her patience paid off!
I have no idea how this guy got to be so big. Ridiculous.
We pretty much had the dock to ourselves.
After fishing, we went to visit Mom Noordam's grave. Her stone is there now and it's so nice to see that instead of just the dirt. What was anticipated as being a quiet, perhaps sad visit (the kids' first time there since her funeral in February) was actually a wonderful time of talking about where Oma is and why. After cleaning up Oma's grave, we spent about 45 minutes trekking around, finding the stones of other loved ones and had a wonderful time reminiscing about each of them.
Monday was HOT. The kids always enjoy the sprinkler under the trampoline.
So in a nutshell, that was our May long weekend. Come on July 1st!!