A few more. Glad so many of you like our candid shots. This is right about the time that Ellie decided to help us by picking Gabbi up to console her.
And ol sista guhl was NOT having it!! AT ALL.
But look at Ellie. You go girl... keep on smiling and looking at that camera.
This looks like it went on forever, but actually, we were just steadily clicking. I was determined that at some point something would look like they were both facing the camera and both smiling.
Ya know how every once in a while a cry can look like a smile? I was hoping. ANd by the way, this wasn't really a "Cry". It was more of a whine/ fuss/ pout.
Gabs is like GET ME AWAY FROM THIS HEIFER! And Ellie? Well, Ellie is still just a smilin!!
Then, she's like, oh well, nevermind all that action. Let's do ocean!
Todd hung with them awhile. By now, he needed a drink!
I mean, think about it... he had to wear a peach shirt, go to the beach for photos, have hair in his mouth, put up with an extremely cranky kid, then break up a sibling war. Can you say "FUN"?
What'd you think about my beach dress choice? We've done white, coral, black, chambray, so I wanted something different. These cute little dresses came from Target.
Don't even get me started on Target clothes for little girls. OH MY!!
Gabbi, I'm afraid, is going to be the sister who never gets quite as dark as the other sister. Ellie gets BROWN!! Gabbi gets FRECKLED!
The wind continued to be insane, and I continued to wonder why I'd forced them all to the beach. The Boardwalk was perfectly fine!
But you know, when at the beach, you feel you need to take a picture ON the beach!
So, we let them play a bit at the water's edge so MAYBE, just MAYBE we could get a good pic if we got a little play in and a little energy going.
And when the rest of the group headed back up the boardwalk, my sweet angel baby stayed there to reflect.
She actually had NO intention to join us. She is a mermaid at heart.
Now THIS might be on my wall after it's lightened up a little bit by my friend, Becky. Becky? Becky? You reading this!? Becky...You love me don't you!?
Todd was LONG gone!! He was not having the mermaid moment. But, also check out the red flag.
The red flag that flew most of the week because the water was ROUGH, the waves were high, and the wind was strong. (I LOVE wind though... unless I am taking pictures... so I liked the reprieve from the heat).
Ok... next question. I am loving the feedback. It makes me feel so much closer to you. (that's my sarcastic voice!) But really, I do like "knowing" who's reading the blog. Soooo....
If your personality could be summed up by a single color... what would it be?! AND WHY?
My student, Audra, just said either "Rainbow" or "sparkle" for me. But what I say is maybe...
LIME GREEN. I think it is bold, bright, demands a little attention. (not the best quality, but I do tend to get in the front and take charge). Also green is earthy and I L.O.V.E my hands in the dirt, and I always feel the most at home sitting on my porch or out by my cottage or in my garden. That's me... what's you?!