Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sand is Grand

We returned yesterday from our El family vacation at Glen Lake, Michigan...despite the lack of sleep, we really had quite a nice time. The days were spent sitting at the lakeside splashing and digging in the sand, and the nights were spent filling Baby m with cold medicine and coaxing him to sleep more than 2 hours at a stretch. We managed to squeeze in a few geocaches, and even a drive through Sleeping Bear Dunes.

E got to play with cousin L and friend A...together they were a pack (a gang, a gaggle?) of running, screaming, giggling girls interrupted only by occasional tantrums and screams of "Mine!" The tantrums got a little worse when L received a princess dress-up set for her birthday. Periodically, E would swipe a ring or a tiara and run away with it, glitter flying everywhere. They did occasionally try to share, like when L dangled her purple feather boa over the balcony and invited E to "Grab it!" E jumped, but couldn't reach it, so L invited her to "Stand on chair!" I guess we need to have a talk about how to share WITHOUT swinging from the rafters.

The beach was lovely, and it only took me one day to get used to the fact that I will never get the sand out of E's hair. She positively loved it, and made sand angels every chance she got. Both E and Baby m enjoyed riding in the paddle boat with daddy...and E returned from one trip with the following information..."Ats a buoy. Is a mark says somethin's dangerous in the water could hurt your foot. You gotta be safe." My little safety monitor repeated this speech to anybody who would listen. I just can't wait til she sees the ocean.



The pictures seem to do some justice but yeah, these are times to remember... Quiet conversation of two cousins overlooking the beach...

Very nice time'

Header Image from Bangbouh @ Flickr