Friday, July 3, 2009
Staycation- Beach Day
Yes, I'm still posting pictures from Day One of Staycation (even though the staycation officially ends tomorrow - and Yes, this is probably my way of prolonging the inevitable post-grandchild visit blues.) I would've posted them before now - but Blogger Hates Me...and apparently my offspring, and the children of my offspring.
Two nights in a row I have carefully selected pictures to share with you, clicked on the photo icon, and hoped I would find enough Bloggy Favor to end up with something more than just text, but each night I get right to the brink of success, only to end with a screen full of snow.
"Someone" has suggested that perhaps if I blogged earlier in the evening (or perhaps even early morning)I would not be experiencing these "technical difficulties", to which I answer: Do you think I wait up at night, just twiddling my thumbs until some ungodly hour so I can blog while every other soul is snuggled in their down comforters?
I blog late at night because that's usually when I have some "unallocated" time. So maybe "someone" should walk a mile in my screen name for a day or two and we'll see what bright ideas they come up with - if they're not too exhausted to speak coherently!
(And if "someone" was truly trying to be nice and offer a helpful suggestion...then kindly disregard the previous paragraph.)
Anyway- here's the pittance of pictures Blogger has allowed me to post tonight, after 53 minutes of trying. Fortunately, they're all excellent and worth the wait :)
The first three are of Jacqueline (my second oldest daughter) and her baby Elijah. He has the most expressive faces, doesn't he?
Molly has been asking for a baby for the past several years. She doesn't think it's fair that everyone else in the family has younger siblings except for her and Daniel. I've tried to explain to her that someone has to be the youngest, even in a family of 13. I'm hoping that all this Baby Holding time (in addition to the poopie diapers and spit-up) will cure her of the Baby Fever.
The beach was wonderful, even though we had intermittent thunderstorms. This is Daniel, waiting for the weather to clear so he can kayak.
More kayakers - Grandchild #1 and #2.
Winston spent hours fishing. When someone yelled for me to come out of the beach house and see the shark Winston had caught I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I'm pretty sure it was something a little more menacing (and larger) than this.
Jacqueline and Nathan are a Fun Couple. They enjoy life. And they enjoy posing for the camera.
I know they were trying to be silly here, but I love this shot since it exemplifies their care-free spirit and their newlywed (2 years) love.
Here's Shep, trying to act like holding wet, sandy babies is just a natural thing for him. He's going to make a terrific father one day. But first I'd like him to make a terrific husband. And right now I'd settle for him being a terrific Guy in a Serious Relationship that Might Lead to Marriage.
And, just in case you needed proof that I'm a slow learner/eternal optimist, I just waited another 37 minutes (meaning it is now 1:28 a.m.) for Blogger to be kind enough to allow me to show you the following pictures.
This is where "Pop" spent much of his time - In the kitchen. We each took turns preparing meals, which meant that everyone attempted to outshine the others - which meant that we had several 20,000 calorie days.
One night in the future, when I need even less sleep than tonight's potential 5 1/2 hours, I think I should do a whole post on Staycation Meals. Pop's meal above consisted of stuffed pork chops, Gorgonzola/honey pecan salad, and Pop's famous, homemade rice-a-roni.
Good night (or morning).