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Let's go fly a kite...a weekend DITL [Oct. 21st, 2013|01:06 am]
spinthemoon
I'm trying to use up a facial mask that's been taking up room in the cabinet, so my morning starts like this

Middle Daughter comes home from a slumber party at my Mom's



We do some stamping to steampunk a plain kite. It's very last minute



Because we are about to head out the door. Molly is not pleased, because she is staying home.



I try a selfie in the vanity mirror, but Middle Daughter photobombs it.



We drive until we get to the island.



Hmmmm.



I don't know that I've ever seen anything growing on a palm tree.

We drive through and get some lunch.



DH always parks around the corner.



Hello kitty. (Not ours)


Up the steps.



The Boy brings up the rear.



We drop off our stuff and eat quickly...



...because we have to change clothes for the beach.



I'm still surprised every time I see the Pleasure Pier. In my head, there is supposed to be a hotel there.



I do love the crab.



I don't remember the last time I saw a green flag. The water is very very flat today.


We unload the kites



The Boy carries the bag.



The beach side of the seawall



Our new pirate kite is very cool.



Kites for everyone!



Husband and Middle Daughter have to do some tricky maneuvering to prevent a collision. The wind is very unpredictable.



The Boy flies the pirate kite



The kraken kite chases the pirate kite



With inevitable results



The Boy decides to hang out on the jetty



It's not very crowded today



Stepping over all the cracks is tricky business



My octopus and I stop to smell the flowers



Middle Daughter jumps off things



And makes goofy shadows



Husband tries his hand at the pirate kite



Middle Daughter tries to climb up the seawall



But decides it's too hard


There is a lull in the wind, so we hit the picnic basket



Have some cantelope!



The kites are in the sun, so I borrow The Boy's hat and Middle Daughter's sunglasses.



Making friends with the gulls





And then a wedding happens, so we try to be quiet during the ceremony and not photobomb them with kites



We watch the gulls, and they watch us



There are lots of jellyfish this time of year



Middle Daughter wants to touch one



The Boy has a snack



The shadows are getting long, so we head back up the seawall. I've always thought this monument was creepy.



Second bathroom selfie of the day. I am very windblown.



Husband watches TV while I do some facebooking. Look! I have a smartphone now!


No, he hasn't fallen down the stairs, he's just hanging out in the courtyard.



I hang out with him for a bit and take some pictures before the sun goes down.



I love this door.



And the old brick



Bananas



Husband starts dinner, then realizes he forgot to bring taco seasoning, so I brown the meat while he runs to the store



He returns  victorious from hunting and gathering



Dinner's ready!



As soon as she is done eating, Middle Daughter decides she is very tired



So not long after, she hits the sack



The Boy stays up for a while



I realize I am also very tired, so I take the day off and head to bed.


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[User Picture]From: madamemama
2013-10-21 11:48 am (UTC)
What a beautiful day!

Do you have a beach house?! That is too awesome.

What is the creepy monument a monument to?

I love the Steampunk bathing outfits!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2013-10-21 01:07 pm (UTC)
The house is my sister's, but we all use it. It's not on the beach, but very close to it.

The monument is to the Great Storm of 1900, which destroyed almost everything on the island and killed between 6,000 - 12,000 people. They raised the island 16 feet and built the seawall afterwards to prevent another storm surge.

I love our outfits, too! They were actually really comfy.
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[User Picture]From: onelargecat
2013-10-21 02:45 pm (UTC)
I love the pirate kite, too.

I did not know you had a beach house! I love how old it is.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2013-10-21 03:48 pm (UTC)
It's new (to the family). My sister just bought it a couple of months ago. It was built in 1906, with brick salvaged from another building destroyed in the 1900 storm.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2013-10-22 02:15 pm (UTC)
That house is GORGEOUS!!! Love. I want someone related to me to buy a beach house! :)

I also love your swimming costumes. Awesome sauce.

Another drizzle of awesome sauce was Popeye's chicken!?

The pirate kite is so cool!

Such a beautiful day!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2013-10-22 04:44 pm (UTC)
I feel sort of responsible for the house since I'm the one who told my sister it was for sale, and it needs SO MUCH WORK. (It sat vacant for a very long time). But it really is a one-of-a-kind house, and it's very cool staying there after driving past it on the way to the beach my whole life.

I'm kinda hoping the victorian bathing costume becomes a thing. Because it was amazingly comfortable and I didn't get sunburn, lol.
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